Taylor University Position in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development

    Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of strong candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development beginning in August 2017. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


    Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

    We seek a faculty member with interdisciplinary expertise and leadership experience in environmental studies and sustainability to help advance our new program in Sustainable Development, to strengthen our Environmental Science major, and to enhance collaborations with Public Health and Biology. A PhD in an appropriate field is required with emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability, including both natural and social sciences. International experience is desired.


    The successful candidate will conduct innovative teaching, applied student-centered and service-oriented research, and community engagement with potential for collaboration across disciplines while complementing existing expertise within the department in ecology, hydrology, geology, soils, landscape analysis, and public health. Teaching responsibilities typically include an introductory level lab course centered in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and/or Environmental Health and upper level courses within the candidate’s expertise. Possible areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, sustainable development, environmental law and policy, natural resource economics, environmental planning, food systems/security, environmental ethics and geospatial analysis.


    The Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development has a thirty-year history of preparing students with scientific training that promotes environmental stewardship as an integral part of personal wholeness, service to society and world outreach, and Christian worship. Our mission is embodied in the motto “Science leading to stewardship and service.” Public Health and Sustainable Development majors have recently been added to the Environmental Science major with a total of approximately 75 students in the three majors. The department has four full-time faculty positions with additional associated faculty and courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Engineering, Math, Economics, Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology and Communications. The department is housed in the award-winning 22,000 sq. ft. Randall Environmental Center and is situated on the edge of a 145 acre Arboretum.


    Taylor University, a four-year liberal arts college holding to a strong evangelical Christian position, is located in Upland, Indiana, sixty miles north of Indianapolis.

    Start Date

    August 2017


    Inquiries, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at btoll@cse.taylor.edu or academics@taylor.edu. Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.