Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Resiliency of Environmental Systems (Baylor University)

The Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University seeks an outstanding environmental scientist with an emphasis in the Resiliency of Environmental Systems and Nature-based Solutions at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our dynamic and growing faculty in pursuing essential research questions that address the strategic goals of our university, beginning August, 2024.

Candidates with expertise examining the intersection of multiple stressors, particularly climate change and human disturbance, on the resilience of natural or human-modified systems, are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applicants with interest in exploring how nature-based solutions interface with restoration and resiliency.  Focal areas can also be broad, and we especially welcome expertise in ecosystem dynamics, life cycle, and systems-based approaches. 

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Environmental Science or related field. 

  • The successful candidate will establish and maintain a rigorous externally-funded research program;
  • Mentor doctoral students through the Ph.D. in Environmental Science;
  • Engage undergraduate students;
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and
  • Contribute to service to the community.  

 Application Instructions: Electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy and plans, a current curriculum vitae, and official transcripts showing the highest degree conferred.  Also, include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. To apply for this position, please go to:  Applications review will begin 10/01/2023.Questions should be directed to Dr. George Cobb (, Chair of Environmental Science, or Dr. Ryan McManamay (, Chair of the search committee.

To learn more about the above position, please visit these links:; and .Equal Employment Opportunity StatementBaylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others.  Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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