Full-Time Teaching-Track or Practice-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Studies- University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Position Title: Full-Time Teaching-Track or Practice-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Studies

Organization: University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Organization Overview: 

The Environmental Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, seeks to hire an outstanding faculty member to fill a full-time teaching-track or practice-track faculty position beginning in August 2023 (open rank: Lecturer, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Associate Professor of the Practice, Professor of the Practice). The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that aims to educate the next generation of environmental leaders and focuses primarily on undergraduate degree programs, with a small number of students enrolled our Master’s programs.

They are looking for a candidate with broad training in the environmental natural sciences, with expertise in one or more of the following area(s): water system infrastructure, quality, treatment, conservation and/or the water energy nexus; food systems impacts on ecosystems and energy systems; terrestrial agriculture and soils; terrestrial community ecology and ecological responses to climate change; or renewable energy technologies.

Position Overview:

This position is a full-time teaching position with a workload profile of teaching (80%) and service (20%), which typically amounts to 5 classes per academic year (20 units total). As such, the desirable candidate will have an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching. We particularly seek a candidate who will teach our natural science core courses: Water & Soil Sustainability and Energy & Air Sustainability, as well as Intro to Environmental Studies, and a capstone seminar course targeted towards seniors enrolled in the Environmental Studies Program. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to develop a freshman general education seminar and/or an upper division elective in their area of expertise. The use of experiential learning in pedagogy is highly valued, as our program has a history of providing courses and experiences that go beyond the classroom to incorporate field- and/or laboratory-based learning experiences.


Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an environmental natural science discipline of relevance to areas of research and expertise listed above or equivalent experience in the appropriate field of study.

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 1, but position is open until filled.

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.