[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Global Climate Change and Environmental Health, Tenure; Willamette University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Sep 15 10:07:25 MDT 2014


      Position Summary Information

Position Summary 	

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University 
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to 
begin August 2015.

This position is eligible for the University's generous benefits package 
that includes: medical/dental insurance, contribution of 10% of gross 
base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 
1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.

Additional Information/About the Department 	

The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) is hiring a 
full-time, tenure track position in Global Climate Change and 
Environmental Health. Successful applicants will have expertise in the 
human health dimensions of global climate change such as (but not 
limited to) infectious disease, food security, water resources, or 
population displacement, and an aptitude for and commitment to teaching 
and research in an interdisciplinary environmental science department. 
The individual will contribute to our coreEEScurriculum at both the 
upper and lower division levels (including participation in rotational 
team teaching of our introductory courses, and supervising senior 
theses), and also teach one to two upper level courses in his/her area 
of expertise. All faculty at Willamette are expected to contribute to 
our general education classes, thoughtfully advise and mentor students, 
and maintain an active and externally funded program of scholarship 
incorporating undergraduates.

We anticipate hiring an individual whose scholarship and teaching rests 
within the social sciences. We expect all applicants to utilize 
quantitative and qualitative methods in their research and teaching. We 
anticipate the successful candidate will develop research and teaching 
collaborations both within and beyondEES, for example, with colleagues 
in sociology, politics, psychology, economics, anthropology, history, or 

This position is aligned with theEESdepartment's objectives of creating 
an integrative, collaborative, and inclusive learning environment, 
utilizing high impact pedagogies and collaborative learning, as well as 
achieving the University's stated goal of "Deepening our understanding 
of sustainability as a unifying principle across the curriculum" 
(Willamette University Strategic Plan, January 2013, Objective 4d). We 
foresee the hire to offer content and training that prepares students 
both withinEESand across theCLAto be informed and engaged global citizens.

For more information about the Environmental and Earth Sciences 
Department, please visithttp://www.willamette.edu/cla/ees.

Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of 
higher education in the Far West. Willamette University is a selective 
residential liberal arts college in the heart of the Willamette Valley. 
Situated in Oregon's capital city, Willamette includes the College of 
Liberal Arts (approximately 2000 students), and graduate programs in 
Education, Law, and Management. The academic year is divided into two 
semesters, beginning in late August and ending in May. The academic 
undergraduate profile is competitive, with aGPAof 3.84 and average 
compositeSATscores of 1260. Willamette students are recipients of 
prestigious national awards annually, such asNSF, Watson, Truman, 
Fulbright and Goldwater fellowships. Salem is located in the center of 
the Willamette Valley, approximately an hour's drive from the Pacific 
Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. To 
learn more about Willamette University, please 
visithttp://www.willamette.edu <http://www.willamette.edu/>

/Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich 
and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a 
diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, 
particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose 
work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, 
perspectives and backgrounds./

Required Qualifications 	

Terminal degree (Ph.D, MD or equivalent) in environmental health or 
related discipline is required./ABDwill be considered, but must have 
terminal degree by the time position starts in August 2015./

Preferred Qualifications 	
Special Instructions 	

Thank you for considering an academic position within Willamette 
University (WU). Please note that you will need to create an account in 
order to apply, if this is your first time applying online with WU.

The following materials will need to be uploaded as part of your online 
application to Dr. Joe Bowersox:

. Application letter stating your reasons for applying to Willamette 
University. Please be sure to address your interest in and capacity to 
contribute to theEESdepartment within a liberal arts environment 
committed to teaching excellence, inclusive learning, and active 
. Curriculum vitae
. One-page statement of teaching philosophy
. One-page research program description
. One-page statement reflecting on strategies and methods for creating 
an inclusive learning environment in your teaching and research.
. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, (e.g, student evaluations, sample 
syllabi, peer review reports, etc.)
. Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, please upload as 
one file (official transcripts will be required before hiring)
. Three (3) letters of Recommendation*
/*As part of the online application, please provide contact information 
for three references and notify them that they will be contacted 
electronically. The email from Human Resources will include a link where 
they will be able to submit a letter of recommendation/reference on your 
behalf. Please note letters will only be accessible to the search 

Please note the maximum size of a document is 9MB. If your any of your 
files are larger than 9MB you may use the optional document section.

*Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected. Review of 
applications will begin on August 29, 2014.*

If you need assistance applying for this position, please contact 
Willamette University Human Resources, human-resources at willamette.edu or 

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