JOB – Environmental Policy & Science

Application deadline Dec 1, 2011

  • San José State University
  • Assistant Professor – Environmental Policy and Science
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Job Opening ID (JOID): 14147
  • Rank: Assistant Professor


A Ph.D. in a social science, natural/physical science, or interdisciplinary environmental field with expertise in environmental law and/or policy. Priority given to applicants with analytical skills in climate change, biodiversity, environmental justice, environmental impact assessment, environmental education and/or green building. Applicant must have a strong background in qualitative or quantitative research methods and should be a scientist/analyst who has applied her/his background to solving environmental issues. International experience and outlook is an asset. Must demonstrate commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate Environmental Studies department. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Teaching responsibilities will include the Environmental Studies core courses and others in the applicant’s specialties. Candidates should be prepared to teach the introductory Environmental Studies     course, upper division courses, and graduate courses (see departmental course list at Other undergraduate responsibilities include advising students and supervising internships. Applicants must be willing to supervise graduate research leading to the Master of Science thesis. The applicant should have a defined research program and be willing to seek external funding to support research and department activities.

A record of both effective teaching and scholarly professional achievements is essential for tenure and promotion. We seek a teacher-researcher who is committed to quality interaction with students at all levels, undergraduate and graduate. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Other Specifics

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work
    in the United States.
  • Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Application Procedure

For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, transcripts, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2011 to:
    Dr. Lynne Trulio, Chair, Search Committee
    Department of Environmental Studies
    San José State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0115