Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Science

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Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Loyola Marymount University, Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

The Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science (CEES) at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 15, 2020. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and forward-thinking with a strong interest in pursuing solutions to global environmental challenges, such as air and water pollution; climate change; food, water, and energy insecurity; biodiversity loss; and urbanization.

The CEES Department and Environmental Science (ENVS) Program have a strong tradition of teaching excellence dedicated to offering our students a balance of both applied and theoretical aspects of civil engineering and environmental science. Together, they serve undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students and undergraduate and graduate environmental science students. They offer an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, and Master of Science degrees in Engineering (specializing in environmental and water-resources engineering) and Environmental Science. See and for additional information. Additionally, faculty and students have opportunities to collaborate with the Coastal Research Institute at LMU, Many faculty involve students in field research studies in the surrounding Los Angeles area, Ballona Wetlands, and Santa Monica Bay.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in environmental science or a closely-related field. Their responsibilities will include teaching, advising, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and service to the profession and university community. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first two years. The successful candidate will:
• Employ strong quantitative, data analysis, modeling, remote sensing, and/or laboratory/field skills.
• Embrace inclusivity and foster LMU’s diverse community of students, faculty & staff;
• Be expected to maintain a commitment to student teaching, advising, and mentoring;
• Demonstrate leadership and community building to support the CEES Department and ENVS Program;
• Develop an effective research agenda involving undergraduate and graduate students in current and emerging areas of environmental importance;
• Teach rigorous undergraduate and graduate environmental science classes for students in science, engineering, and the liberal and creative arts disciplines;
• Develop new environmental science classes in areas of expertise and emerging areas.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019. Salary and other benefits are competitive and commensurate with background and experience. A complete application consists of a:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of 1) inclusion and diversity; 2) teaching experience and philosophy and 3) current and future research objectives
• List of three references
Apply online at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Rachel Adams, Chair of the Search Committee at .