Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Chemistry - Westfield State University

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 15:45 to Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 15:45

The Department of Environmental Science at Westfield State University seeks a full-time environmental science faculty member with a specialty in soil science and environmental chemistry or closely-related field for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2020.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an environmental-science discipline.
Be a dynamic and engaging teacher.
Be able to teach courses in soil science and environmental chemistry/toxicology/pollution.
Be able to mentor undergraduate research projects in their area of scientific expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience with wetland science are especially encouraged to apply.

Note: WSU considers teaching and focus on student learning to be the primary duty of faculty, but research is also encouraged, especially projects that involve undergraduates and community partners. The department offers a collegial work environment where classes are relatively small.

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required. A complete application includes:

Cover Letter*
Curriculum vitae
Unofficial copy of transcripts of highest degree
Statement of teaching philosophy with areas for continuing scholarship
Contact information for three reference letter providers**


* In your cover letter please include the ways in which you would advance diversity and inclusion in your classroom and at the university.

** Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g.

Additional information on the Department of Environmental Science can be found at:, and on our departmental Facebook page:

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Tim Parshall

Professor and Chair

Department of Environmental Science

Westfield State University

577 Western Ave

Westfield, MA 01086-1630

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