Instructional Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

Instructional Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Non-Tenure Track, Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University

General Information: Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position of Instructional Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, effective August 2023.

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 and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). 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. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College has a 140,000 sq ft home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, alongside the newly founded Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at

The Environmental Science and Policy program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative curriculum and teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. Instructional faculty play a critical role in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full instructional professor, and have full voting power at both the program and college levels. Instructional faculty join a vibrant and growing teaching community integrated with strong research programs that benefit from close collaboration with several internationally recognized research institutes at Chapman.

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 the Environmental or Natural Sciences (e.g., Biology, Geosciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science & Management) or a related field.

• Broad training in the environmental sciences (with methodological expertise in computational approaches, environmental justice, or environmental management)
• Experience teaching introductory Environmental Science lecture using evidence-based instructional approaches
• Experience teaching an upper-division lecture and laboratory course in Geographic Information Systems
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Experience designing and teaching upper division course-based undergraduate research experiences in the natural sciences with connections to social issues


The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a lower division Introduction to Environmental Science lecture as well as an upper-division lecture and laboratory course in Geographical Information Systems. Additional teaching opportunities include existing lower-division courses in the Environmental Science and Policy curriculum as well as the possibility to develop general education and upper-division electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of Environmental Science & Policy faculty and students.

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates should submit the following electronically via c/o

• Chapman University Faculty Employment Application
• Cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational and diversity equity, & inclusion (DEI) missions of Schmid College and Chapman University
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy statement. No more than 2 pages.
• Two or more letters of recommendation required for semi-finalists

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Christopher Kim, Search Chair at Please use “Instructional Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy" as the email subject line.

Application review will start on February 10th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. Benefits start the first day of the month following the start of employment. The salary range for this Instructional Assistant Professor position is $75,000-$80,000.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

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.

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