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Assistant Professor - Environmental Restoration (Tenure Track)

San José State University, Environmental Studies Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Environmental Restoration (Tenure Track)
Reference Code: Job Opening ID (JOID): 24699
Job Location: San Jose , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Sciences and technology: other
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-08-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Environmental Restoration (Tenure Track)
San José State University

Rank: Assistant Professor Environmental Restoration (Tenure Track)

Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities include the Environmental Studies core, life sciences and environmental restoration courses, graduate courses, and other courses in the applicant’s specialties. Undergraduate program responsibilities include advising majors and minors, supervising undergraduate and graduate student research, and directing special projects.

Position includes active supervision of original Master of Science thesis research, including having regular meetings with advisees.

Active pursuit of research and scholarly activities resulting in peer-reviewed products is required.

Effective teaching, scholarly professional achievements and service are all essential for tenure and promotion.

Job Requirements


Successful applicants will have a doctorate in Environmental Studies or a related field focused on the interdisciplinary science and policy of biodiversity conservation and restoration ecology.

Applicants must have a strong background in quantitative research methods and should have applied their training to environmental theory and applied problem-solving.

Connections to environmental economics, impact assessment, sustainable energy resources, GIS and/or international or multicultural experience would be considered assets.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate Environmental Studies Department.

Applicants must demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a highly diverse student population, as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or comparable experience.

Applicants should have a clearly defined research program that has and will continue to produce peer-reviewed publications and demonstrate initiative in seeking external funding to support research and related activities.

We seek a teacher-researcher who is committed to quality interactions with students at all levels, undergraduate and graduate.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of a student population that is composed of a broad spectrum of ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, primary languages and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, email the following materials to by October 15, 2018:

  1. a letter of application,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans,
  4. undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at the initial stage of the search),
  5. evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness (syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters of observation),
  6. one peer-reviewed research paper or comparable evidence of research productivity, and
  7. the names and contact information of three professional references from whom the search committee chair can solicit letters of reference.

Please include the Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

If transcripts need to be mailed, send them to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0115.

For further information about this position, email or call the Environmental Studies office at (408) 924-5450. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at San José State University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Lynne Trulio, Ph.D. as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Lynne Trulio, Ph.D.
Please apply online as included above.
WSQ 118
One Washington Square
San Jose , CA 95192
United States
Phone: 408-924-5445

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