Assistant Professor of Climate Change

Waco, Texas
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications plus benefits
August 07 2019
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Full Time
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Baylor University   

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s“Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences:

Assistant Professor of Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the intersection of climate change and air quality.  The successful applicant will join our dynamic faculty in pursuing essential research questions in the area of climate change and air quality.  We are interested in candidates who are working to model and understand climate interactions with specific atmospheric processes, including biogeochemical feedback loops, earth-atmosphere interactions, and atmospheric composition. This is one of a series of hires under Baylor University IlluminateInitiatives. Candidates with expertise in climate and/or air quality modeling, atmospheric chemistry and high-performance computing are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will establish a rigorous externally funded research program; mentor doctoral students through the Ph.D. in Environmental Science; engage undergraduate students; and teach environmental science and data modeling courses. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and a proven research record. We encourage applicants who will develop collaborations with faculty in Environmental Science, in allied departments from the College of Arts and Sciences and who can expand existing external collaborations in Texas and beyond. The position is slated to begin in August 2020. Competitive salary, start-up funds and laboratory space are available, and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Electronically submit applications via Interfolio using the followinglink:

Application review will begin 10/15/2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions should be directed to Dr. George Cobb (, Chair of Environmental Science, or Dr. Rebecca Sheesley (

To learn more about the above position, please visit these links:;;and .

Baylor 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, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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