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Assistant Professor for Environmental Studies

Apply now Job no: 498710
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Working Title: Assistant Professor for Environmental Studies
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Excellent benefits package (click here for more details) and competitive compensation based on 9-month academic year, with opportunities for summer funding
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The Environmental Studies Program and Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a research and teaching focus on soil science and resource management. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physical geography (landforms and soils) and Environmental Studies courses, and upper-division courses in soil science, environmental conservation/resource management, and other courses in candidate’s area of expertise that meet program needs. Successful candidate will be expected to maintain active research agenda, advise majors, and participate in program building.

A regional, comprehensive university committed to the teacher-scholar model, UW Oshkosh is part of the University of Wisconsin System and has a total enrollment of over 10,000 students. The Environmental Program and Department of Geography are housed in the College of Letters & Science, the largest of UW Oshkosh’s four colleges, and draw on a vibrant and engaged student body. Located in the state’s third most populous metropolitan area, comprised of a number of mid-sized cities along the Fox River and the state’s largest inland lake, Oshkosh offers a nice combination of amenities and relatively low cost living and is also within driving distance of Milwaukee and Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.


• Ph.D. required by August 2022 in Geography or related fields of Environmental Science
• Knowledge necessary to teach soil science and resource management
• Active research agenda in physical geography or environmental science

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


• Demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate level
• Teaching and research experience in soil science and resource management
• Proven ability to utilize GIS/Remote Sensing tools or employ field-based activities in teaching and research
• Experience mentoring and advising undergraduate students

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

1) a cover letter explaining their interdisciplinary range, experience, and compatibility with both Environmental Studies and Geography;
2) a teaching statement, a list of courses they can teach or would like to develop, and teaching evaluations if available;
3) research agenda;
4) curriculum vitae;
5. electronic copies of a maximum of 3 publications
6. list of 3 professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (at least one from the candidate's current institution)
7. unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official transcripts will be requested of all finalists)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

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Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday, October 22, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or