Assistant Professor

The School of Geosciences (SGS) at the University of South Florida Tampa campus seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of Water and Environmental Justice. Candidates with a focus on water issues in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply, though any specialty will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). The successful candidate’s area of specialty will complement existing School strengths in ESP, Geography, and Geology, such as wetland environments, water policy and management, hydrology, and global conservation.

Salary is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or related field is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Successful candidate must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching intersects both water and environmental justice.

The start date of this position will be August 7th, 2023.

To apply, please visit and attach, in a single PDF: cover letter briefly describing research and teaching interests, CV, detailed research statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled, and review of applications will begin on Dec 10, 2022. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Philip van Beynen at

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