Department of Environmental Science

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Environmental Science.


Tracking ID#: F011837

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (tenure-track position)

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The department is particularly interested to span the fields of environmental health and ecology, addressing responses of human or broader biological systems to environmental stressors; more specifically, we want someone to evaluate the interaction of chemical and natural stressors on human health or systems that directly influence our quality of life. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in an environmental, life, physical, or health science discipline and will have a competitive research record. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will enter a tenure-track line in the dynamic Department of Environmental Science and will be expected to contribute strongly to interdisciplinary research. Additional information regarding the Department of Environmental Science, our current research interests, and required application materials for this position is available at www.baylor.edu/environmentalscience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals. The applicant will be expected to mentor and support graduate students, and involve undergraduates in research. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise. Service to the university, community and profession is expected. The Department offers doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in environmental science, a bachelor’s of environmental health science, and contributes to interdisciplinary MPH and PhD programs. Expected start date is 1 August 2016.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 9, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 9, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please electronically submit a 1-2 page statement of research plans, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy and plans, current curriculum vitae, and official transcripts. Also, include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. All application material should be directed to: ENV_Science@baylor.edu using the subject ENV Faculty Search 2015. If electronic submissions are not possible, direct hard copies to:

Kristine Hughes, Office Manager
Attn. Dr. George Cobb, Search Committee Chair
Dept. of Environmental Science
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97266
Waco, Texas 76798-7266
254-710-3443 or 254-710-3405


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