Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Chatham University

published Dec 22, 2021 4:07pm

Dec 22, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022


Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability and Environment seeks to welcome a full-time Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin Fall 2022. This new position reflects the growth of our environmental science and sustainability programs in which we train students to be community partners who engage with the most pressing environmental issues.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

Primary Responsibilities:

Our new colleague will teach undergraduate courses in the major as well as other courses in the candidate's area of expertise that align with departmental teaching needs for Environmental Science and Sustainability students. Preference will be given to those individuals who can teach Dynamic Earth Systems, Global Climate Science, Environmental Geology, GIS, and/or Soil Science.


  • Teaching 18 credit hours/6 courses over 9 months
  • Maintain a scholarly agenda and to mentor students in individual and group research projects
  • Develop and maintain an active research program
  • Academic advising
  • Participation in student recruitment events
  • Service at the departmental, school, and university level through committee work as needed


  • Completion of a Ph.D. or a defended dissertation in environmental science or a related earth science field is required. ABD candidates who will be awarded their degree by August 2022 considered
  • College-level teaching experience required
  • Preference will be given to applicants with post-doctoral research experience
  • Ability to teach courses in climate science, geology, and soil science is preferred

How to Apply

We are committed to developing an inclusive campus community and encourage applications by members of diverse groups.
Application materials should detail how your teaching, service, and scholarship have supported the success of first-generation students and students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Chatham's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Interested candidates should visit our career portal and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applications received by January 14, 2022, will receive primary consideration. To ensure full consideration, applications should include all of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching, research, and diversity statements
  • Contact information for three professional references.

All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

About Chatham University

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and-as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)-is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA-one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns-Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.