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Subject: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Wanted with expertise in climate change
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Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science with expertise in climate change

Position: Huxley College of the Environment seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science with expertise in climate change research. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with a full benefits package.

Appointment date: September 16, 2006

Required qualifications : Completed Ph.D. in environmental science, atmospheric science, ocean science or other relevant geoscience at the time of application. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. Evidence of scholarly research, professional presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Required research specialty:   Research interests and experience in regional climate change potentially including areas such as climate variability, ecosystem function, biogeochemical cycles and land-ocean-atmospheric interactions.

Preferred qualifications: Strong commitment to multidisciplinary environmental research and education.

Desired qualification: Ability to work with a diverse student body and staff is a desired attribute.

Duties: Teaching responsibilities including lower-division general environmental science courses and upper-division courses in climate change and the incumbent's area of specialization. Development of an active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate and graduate student mentoring and advisement. Participation in department, college and university committees.

The University: Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university of over 12,500 students located between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Situated on a beautiful campus overlooking Bellingham Bay, the University includes seven colleges, a graduate school, and a number of teaching and research centers and institutes including the Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, Washington. The university has received national recognition for its academic endeavors and is characterized by a faculty and student body of strong preparation and accomplishment.

The College: Huxley College of the Environment, founded in 1968, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the broad field of environmental studies. The College has two departments: Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. Courses encompass environmental toxicology and chemistry, risk assessment, ecology, marine science, environmental policy and planning, geography and environmental education. The College includes the Institute for Watershed Studies, the Institute of Environmental Toxicology, a GIS laboratory and a map library. Huxley College course work is mostly offered at the junior, senior and graduate levels. There are 25 faculty members, 400 undergraduates and 90 graduate students. Additional information about Huxley College may be found at .

Application: Please send a letter of application addressing qualifications; resume; statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of successful teaching (including course syllabi and evaluations); and reprints of recent research articles Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Climate Change Search Committee (05HUX-01)
Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-9181

Phone: 360-650-2845
Fax: 360-650-7284

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 11, 2005.
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