Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F20ESPTT [#14948]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Environmental Science
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/03, finished 2020/06/21, listed until 2020/03/15)
Position Description:    

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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Tenure-Track

Schmid College of Science and Technology; Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty, Full-time, Tenure Track

General Information

Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science and Policy, an interdisciplinary program that draws from expertise in both the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences.  This faculty position beginning in August 2020, represents a joint appointment in both Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges.  

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.  More information about Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges is available at and, respectively.  

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


A Ph.D. in a relevant field in the natural or social sciences (or related area) by the position start date is required.

We seek candidates with an active research program in areas including but not limited to: 

  • Climate issues
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental justice
  • Sustainability governance
  • Urban planning
  • Water policy

We value candidates who can identify avenues for collaboration both within and outside of the institution.  


Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

The successful candidate is expected to lead a rigorous research program, which will include securing extramural funding, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and incorporating undergraduate students in research.  Teaching responsibilities will support the B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Policy and also include courses based on the candidate’s field of expertise. Service to both Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges is also expected of the successful candidate.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research (2 pages max)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max)
  • Chapman University Faculty Employment Application (Download a copy here.)
  • Contact information for three references
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At Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. In either/both requested statements, please address any past experience and future plans to enhance diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2019.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Christopher Kim, Search Chair, at Please use "Environmental Science and Policy Search" as the email subject line. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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