University of Louisiana Job Vacancy: Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science - Lafayette, LA, USA

Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science

This is an Emergency Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor faculty position in Environmental Science focusing on watershed processes, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, air quality, site remediation, and environmental modeling. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (such as watershed science, biogeochemical cycles, weather and climate, air quality, site assessment and remediation, and advanced environmental modeling). The applicant must demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience is preferred) and demonstrated teaching experience in watershed processes, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, environmental quality, and environmental modeling or a closely-related field within a science-based program. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations and in interdisciplinary teams. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their teaching, and/or service activities.

The School of Geosciences combines the programs of Geology and Environmental Sciences and includes 11 full-time faculty, 10 instructors and staff, and approximately 110 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students.

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world-views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master's degree in 28 disciplines, and the doctorate in 10 disciplines.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


To apply, send as a single PDF file that includes your name in the title, an application letter, CV, separate statements of teaching interest, and the names and contact information (post and email) of three references to The review process will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, receipt of the complete application material is required before April 30, 2021. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Durga D. Poudel (, phone 337-739-3694).