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Open rank, Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Chemistry

Date Posted: 09/12/2011

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a broadly trained Environmental Chemist to join its new interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program. This opening may be filled by candidates from diverse backgrounds or specialties within environmental chemistry, including but not limited to Atmospheric or soil chemistry, Hazardous Waste and Remediation, and Public Health or Toxicology. The successful candidate should have experience in student-centered teaching and an interest in preparing undergraduate students to be life-long learners. The applicant should also demonstrate the potential to develop a productive research program incorporating undergraduate student-faculty research. Preference will be given to candidates with a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the study of human/environment interactions.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, yet be versatile enough to teach courses outside his/her areas of specialization. All faculty members are expected to teach one or more courses in the interdisciplinary general studies program.  In addition, the candidate will teach an introductory level course in their area and develop appropriate upper division courses in the environmental studies curriculum. This is an open rank, tenure-track position, beginning in mid-August, 2012.

Soka University of America is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging program in the liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim. The university is committed to a vision of an integrated inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education. The university aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging faculty mentorship.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, yet be versatile enough to teach courses outside his/her areas of specialization, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All regular faculty members are eligible for full medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed beginning 11 November 2011.  Applicants must send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees before a file will be read.  Please have all materials sent to:

Environmental Chemistry Position c/o:
Edward M. Feasel, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Office: (949) 480-4133
Fax: (949) 480-4263

 Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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