Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Sustainability (tenure-track)

The Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability (ESS) at Allegheny College is accepting applications for two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2024. The department seeks candidates with expertise in sustainability solutions utilizing multiple tools and disciplinary perspectives to understand interactions between natural and social systems. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary teachers and scholars with experience including, but not limited to, climate change, food and agriculture systems, and water resources. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and engaging students in research. 

Teaching responsibility is 6 course equivalencies per year and will include core courses in the department’s curriculum, upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, senior thesis advising and courses in the college-wide writing and speaking program. A Ph.D. in a related interdisciplinary field and previous teaching experience is strongly preferred. 

Allegheny is uniquely situated to support teaching and research in environmental science and sustainability, with an institutional commitment to sustainable development and carbon neutrality and a nationally recognized department of Environmental Science and Sustainability. The ESS program has a robust curriculum to support student research, internships, international education, and civic engagement in Pennsylvania, nationally, and throughout the world. 

Send application materials (cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), CV, and list of three references as a single PDF file (not to exceed 10 pages) to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville PA 16335 or by email to Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 


Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community)

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. 

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posted 10/27/2023