Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Buena Vista University, a private, nationally recognized Midwestern baccalaureate institution located on the shores of a 3,200 acre natural lake, invites applications for a tenure track position in environmental science at the assistant professor level to begin in August, 2014. Ph.D. in environmental science or related physical science discipline required. The individual in this position will have the primary responsibility for leading an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in environmental science. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a strong commitment to a high quality academic program that involves undergraduate students in meaningful research experiences. Preference will be given to environmental science candidates whose expertise within the disciplines of geology, physics, or chemistry complements an existing strong program in biology. A thriving agriculture-based economy offers a variety of research opportunities including water quality, contaminants study, alternative fuels and energy production. The environmental science program is delivered in a well-equipped science facility opened in 2004.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We are looking for candidates who are excited to work in a Midwestern setting at a financially sound small private university. Buena Vista University has an enrollment of about 1000 full-time residential students. The city of Storm Lake has a population of approximately 11,000 and is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Iowa.
Interested applicants should send letter of application, graduate school transcripts, a statement of teaching and research philosophy, teaching evaluation summaries, current vita, and three letters of reference to: Dr. David Evans, VPAA/Dean of the Faculty, Buena Vista University, 610 West Fourth Street, Storm Lake, IA, 50588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especially welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.
Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.