Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Tenure Track


The shared Science Department of Pitzer and Scripps Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, to begin July 2024.

We seek to hire a broadly trained earth scientist who studies climate change. Potential areas of specialization include but are not limited to: atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, climatology and paleoclimate, climate modeling, hydrology, glaciology, quaternary geology, and oceanography. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and a record of scholarly publication are required. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.

We seek a teacher-scholar with a clear capacity for and dedication to excellence in teaching, who will develop a vibrant research program that fully and inclusively engages undergraduate students, and who possesses a demonstrated commitment to our colleges' (Pitzer and Scripps) goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

The Department, which houses the biology, chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience, and physics faculty for Scripps and Pitzer Colleges (two of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges), offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural sciences. The successful candidate will join a vibrant Intercollegiate (5 College) Environmental Analysis program and a community of other new faculty in climate-related fields. We particularly seek candidates who will build interdisciplinary connections with colleagues across the liberal arts curriculum. We are also especially interested in applicants whose research tools can contribute to department strengths and growing activity in the areas of computational/data science, geochemistry, GIS, and/or remote sensing. Teaching responsibilities include participation in the introductory Environmental Science course sequence, one upper-division course in global climate change, and one upper division course in the candidate's area of specialty.

The Department supports faculty success through mentorship, opportunities for professional development, and regular sabbaticals. Faculty of the Pitzer-Scripps Science Department are part of the rich intellectual environment of the Claremont Colleges consortium and benefit from close proximity to major research universities in the Southern California region, enabling collaboration both within and outside the department. The Department will open its new state-of-the-art science facility, the Nucleus , in Fall 2024. Additional information about the department may be found at .

Applications should be uploaded to: and must include (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and summarizing your capacity for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of your proposed undergraduate-centered research program, (4) a statement describing your approach to teaching and how you pursue excellence in teaching, (5) a description of how you have fostered and will foster the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (6) the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Please notify your three references that we will require letters of recommendation promptly should you advance to the semifinalist stage. Inquiries regarding the position may be e-mailed to Associate Professor Colin Robins at . Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

The salary for this position will range $90,000-98,500 and will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The shared Science Department of Pitzer and Scripps Colleges is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups in higher education