Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Ecology - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States


Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Ecology

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences


St. Edward's University is seeking qualified applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in the Environmental Science and Policy program and graduate courses in the Professional Science Master's in Environmental Management and Sustainability program. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary department, teach four courses per semester (with the opportunity to apply for course reduction to pursue research opportunities), advise undergraduate students, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. Scholarly activity is expected, especially to the degree that it may involve or inspire undergraduate students or have positive contributions to teaching and learning.

In line with the St. Edward's University mission statement the campus is actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice and candidates must demonstrate an appreciation and commitment to diversity. An inclusive faculty body is highly valued as we strive to create a diverse learning environment to prepare our students for success in a global and multicultural world.


Teach four courses per semester (with the opportunity to apply for course reassignment to pursue research opportunities), advise undergraduate students, and participate in the wider life of the university and community.

Areas of specialization are open but should complement existing specialties and the candidate will be prepared to share teaching responsibilities for core courses such as Environmental Science, Ecology and Environment, Community Ecology, Population Ecology, Applied Research and Geographic Information Systems as well as developing courses in their area of expertise. Candidates should also be prepared to teach a one month graduate field course during May/June in Costa Rica, where St. Edward's is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies. Opportunities will also be available to contribute courses as needed to the general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to utilize the University's Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve for teaching and research.


Applicants must have a PhD in environmental science, ecology, or related field, be committed to teaching and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and graduate students.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants will apply at and attach the following: a cover letter discussing their ability to contribute to the university's mission; CV; teaching statement; research statement summary (1 page); transcripts (unofficial at this stage – or a list of courses in which you enrolled in graduate school); list of three references.

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St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U. S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

  • liberal arts university
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume