University of San Francisco Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Master of Science in Energy Systems Management in San Francisco, California

Position Information

Job Summary

The M.S. in Energy Systems Management Program (ENGY) at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in August 2018, with an option of beginning January 2019.

ENGY is a new, dynamic, interdisciplinary program that provides students with the analytical tools and knowledge to be leaders in the transition from a fossil-fuels based energy system to a system based on renewable energy and energy conservation. There are currently two full time faculty members in the program. Classes are held at the downtown USF campus at 101 Howard Street.


The successful candidate must be able to teach two or more of the program’s required courses, such as Energy Industry Strategy and Policy, Energy Finance, Electricity Systems, or Renewable Energy Technologies. In addition, one course per year will be devoted to supporting the ENGY internship program and teaching the internship course. The normal teaching load consists of two 4-unit courses per semester, plus one additional 4-unit course over two years (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the program and the College, including through program admissions, assessment, and advising, as well as maintain an active research program that engages students when possible. In the future, the faculty member will be expected to support program leadership, including serving as ENGY Program Director for at least one term (three years). Program Directors receive release time for their administrative duties.


Minimum Requirements include a completed PhD in a relevant field. A strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. In addition, successful applicants should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary exploration and applied research, and a collaborative orientation.

We are especially interested in interdisciplinary candidates grounded in engineering or physics but whose research and teaching transcend disciplinary boundaries and engage with policy, law, economics, and/or management. We are also particularly interested in candidates with a track record in community-engaged research and practice. The successful candidate will develop research and partnerships in the Bay Area that will engage students.

Special Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at To Apply: All applicants should submit a letter of application

  • curriculum vitae

  • graduate transcripts

  • evidence of teaching ability (including two sample syllabi, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy—two pages, double spaced as a single PDF file)

  • description of their research agenda (three pages, double space) and a sample of recently published or forthcoming research (maximum of 25 pages)

  • three current letters of recommendation

Any questions can be sent to

Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit


The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Requisition Number: 2018-0306Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Master of Science in Energy Systems Management

Job Location: Main Campus - Hilltop

Department: Environmental Science/Manageme

Job Type: Full-Time

Union Type: USFFA

Travel: No Travel

Work Environment: Classroom/Office

Job Open Date: 03/29/2018

Job Close Date: 05/21/2018

Posted until Filled: No

Fair Chance Ordinance: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit: