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Environmental Studies/Science/Policy Jobs for 2014-2015[]

Appalachian State University - Asst Prof Sustainable Development (Oct 31)[]

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. We seek broadly trained applicants with expertise in Culture and Environment, whose work is in the environmental humanities and/or the humanistic social sciences and situated in the larger context of sustainable development. The area of specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in global and/or postcolonial environmental literature, environmental humanities, and upper-level coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a strong desire to contribute to a vibrant, growing department. We welcome applications from candidates whose work links two or more disciplines. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

Arizona State University - Asst Prof Sustainability and Human well-being (Sept 24)[]

The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the assistant professor level, in the field of Sustainability and Human Well-being. Many economic, social and ecological factors contribute to human well-being. Nevertheless, most commonly reported indicators of well-being fail to adequately capture its multi-dimensional, dynamic, and system-dependent nature. Sustainability requires that well-being, however measured, be maintained or improved across generations. We invite applications from scholars engaged in conceptual or applied research to improve the conceptualization and measurement of human well-being in the context of sustainability.

Bellvue University - Asst Prof Sustainability Management (Aug 15)[]

This position is best filled by a well-rounded and ambitious educator/scholar truly interested in a full-time faculty position in Sustainability. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of sustainability strategy and management, environmental sustainability and public policy, environmental science, legal and policy issues of sustainability systems, financial analysis, marketing management, and environmental politics. The ideal candidate will have related industry experience and a strong network of affiliations within the Sustainability field. 

Boston College - Asst, Assc, or Full: Environmental Justice & Social Inequality - (Sept 1)[]

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is seeking a junior or senior faculty member whose scholarly expertise is in the area of environmental justice and social inequality. We are especially interested in faculty whose research and teaching have included examining the outcomes of climate change, environmental hazards and disparities, as well as the impact of water discrimination affecting elders, youth and vulnerable populations. The school seeks faculty candidates committed to an active interdisciplinary research agenda.

Colby-Sawyer College, Asst Prof Environmental Studies (Dec 31)[]

Colby-Sawyer College is looking for a new colleague to join the Environmental Studies Department. We seek an innovative, energetic educator to teach entry level courses such as natural history and introduction to environmental science, as well as upper-level courses such as community-based research project and research methods. Experience teaching online is preferred. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level and a philosophy of education consonant with Colby-Sawyer's programs and mission are required. All full-time faculty are expected to contribute to the college's liberal education program. This is a full time, 3 – 5 year visiting faculty position. A doctoral degree is preferred; a masters degree is required. This position includes teaching, advising, departmental and college service responsibilities, and on-going scholarship. This position is available beginning late August 2015.

Colorado College, Asst Prof of Environmental Studies (Oct 15)[]

Colorado College seeks a social scientist with expertise in environmental sustainability for a tenure-track position in our interdisciplinary Environmental Program, to begin fall 2015. We are seeking candidates with expertise in human-environment interactions and socio-ecological systems, and who integrate economic perspectives into their teaching and research. Candidates who specialize in ecological economics, natural resource economics, ecosystem services, natural capital, systems dynamics, or the social and economic dimensions of climate change and climate adaptation are encouraged to apply.

  • Announcement Link
  • This appears to be one of the two current VAP's they are looking to convert to TT.
  • Phone interviews held 2nd week of November
  • Offer made/accepted?

Cornell University (NY) - Asst Prof of Environmental Sociology (Oct 1)[]

This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the societal and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches designed to advance quantitative spatial analysis are welcome, including but not limited to spatial statistics, GIS and multiple methods. Ability to participate in and contribute to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. 

  • Announcement Link
  • I received a rejection latter (via snail mail no less!) It said the short list for interviews has been made and that I was not selected. (Nov. 10)
  • Any update on this?

Dixie State University - Asst/Full Prof of Interdisciplinary Sciences (Mar 17)[]

Dixie State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Open to terminal degree-holding candidates trained in all interdisciplinary fields of study who are passionate about working with faculty with specializations other than their own and building innovative honors and interdisciplinary curriculum. This may be a possible joint appointment so couples are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: Teaching background in an interdisciplinary degree program and/or courses that engage interdisciplinary subject matter. Commitment to, and evidence of, undergraduate teaching excellence (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in a teaching module). Evidence of extensive experience in interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Duke University (NC) - TT Position in Cultural Anthropology - Environmental Humanities (Nov. 10)[]

The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in environmental humanities. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank; the successful candidate might be jointly appointed in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment or another Arts & Sciences department. Theoretical and geographical areas are open, but we are especially interested in scholars working in fields that include: climate change and the anthropocene, non-renewable resources, slow violence, food sovereignty, toxicity and chemical infrastructure, nature and natural disaster. Attention to issues of race and gender is welcome, as are candidates with experience working with environmental scientists. The Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be submitted by November 10, 2014, to the automated job application service, All applications received by November 10, 2014, will be guaranteed consideration.

Eckerd College (FL) Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Dec. 10)[]

Environmental Studies: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, tenure-track position, to start September 2015. Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, or a similar interdisciplinary environmental program required. Seven courses per year (3-1-3), including Introduction to Environmental Studies, interdisciplinary lower- and upper-level courses in area of expertise, and senior capstone. Candidates with an interest in international-related issues and teaching experience will be given priority. Teaching and research focus should include topics in wildlife policy and the environmental social sciences, such as ecotourism, management of protected areas, and resource conservation. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Furman University (SC), Asst Prof Sustainability Science (Dec 1)[]

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2015. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have a background in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise focusing on the interactions and feedbacks between environmental and social or human systems related to problems of sustainability. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and SUS 241 Social Systems, with the potential opportunity to teach upper level courses in the candidate’s specialty. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop an active undergraduate research program and interact closely with the Shi Center for Sustainability.

  • Announcement Link
  • On-campus interviews in mid-January
  • Update? Offer made/accepted?
  • Got a letter from HR saying the position had been filled (3/10) - Congrats to whomever!

Hamline University, Environmental Studies Program Director and Director of Sustainability (Oct 27)[]

Hamline is seeking applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in an appropriate field to fill a tenured/tenure-track faculty position as Director of our undergraduate program in Environmental Studies. This individual will also serve as Director of Sustainability. Responsibilities of the Sustainability Director will be to direct a funded, grant-supported project to enhance and expand our undergraduate sustainability curriculum and co-curricular opportunities for undergraduate students. This will include developing faculty training opportunities, funding curriculum development projects and developing and funding opportunities for student participation in sustainability activities. Teaching release and summer salary for the first two years will be provided for the Sustainability Director. Responsibilities of the Director of Environmental Studies will include administration of the undergraduate major in Environmental Studies, leading a revision of the undergraduate major, teaching courses that contribute to the major, maintaining a research program that allows undergraduate student participation, and academic advisement of students.

  • Announcement Link
  • Rejection Letter received, short list made
  • On-campus interviews attempting to be scheduled in the first half of December (4 candidates, last job talk in mid February)
  • Decision expected mid-February; likely, the first choice received an offer but, as of 2/26/15 no sign that the search has been closed (as of early April, the institution still appears to be preparing offer paperwork)
  • Mid May, search has been closed.

Illinois Wesleyan University, Asst. Prof Environmental Studies (Oct 15)[]

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-line position in Environmental Studies, to begin August 1, 2015.  We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in either a physical science or environmental geography who are eager to assist in building our rapidly growing undergraduate environmental studies program ( A strong commitment to liberal arts education, civic engagement, and undergraduate research is essential. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses annually, including Introduction to Earth Systems Science with a field-based lab, the Environmental Studies senior seminar on a rotating basis, and courses in his/her areas of expertise.  The ability to teach GIS is highly desirable.

  • Announcement Link
  • Also posted in Geography 2014-2015
  • Phone interviews took place in November, campus visits early December
  • Position has been filled
  • Congrats to whomever was chosen!

Knox College - Asst Prof of Environmental Studies, Policy and Law (Sept 19)[]

Knox College invites applications for a tenure-track position in its Department of Environmental Studies, starting fall of 2015. Candidates should have expertise in environmental policy and law, and have experience working with diverse populations of students. Desirable secondary specializations would include: history, ethics, journalism, literature, gender studies, or area studies. Teaching load is six courses per year. At the time of appointment Ph.D. is preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.

  • Announcement Link
  • Any update on this?
  • Three candidates were chosen for on campus interviews, which are to occur early November
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Position filled

Lafayette College (PA) - Asst Prof of Environmental Studies (Nov 15)[]

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who will teach in and continue to foster the development of a new degree program in Environmental Studies. The candidate should be capable of teaching an introductory course in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, an intermediate level course in Environmental Policy, and intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of expertise.  Candidates with teaching and research interests in the social sciences or humanities are particularly desirable.  Expertise in environmental law is also desirable, however, we welcome applications from a broad range of specialties in environmental studies.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in Environmental Studies or related field and a promising scholarly record.

  • Announcement Link
  • Any update on this? x2
  • Received email that candidates had been invited to campus, but said my application was still 'active.'

Lake Forest College - Asst Prof Environmental Studies (Sept 19)[]

The Environmental Studies Program at Lake Forest College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, to begin August 2015. We seek a person with broad interests in Environmental Studies, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work reflects an interdisciplinary study of the environment, with a focus on environmental history and policy. Individuals with specific experiences in the fields of international environmental history and policy, geographic information systems, water history and policy, climate history and policy, agricultural history and policy, environmental justice, or energy policy are encouraged to apply.

  • Announcement Link
  • (11/6) Request for Skype Interview x4
  • Has anyone gotten a request for the on campus? I ask only because it sounded like the committee was on a pretty tight time line (trying to make the hire before winter break).
  • I was wondering the same thing. Although they told me on the Skype interview that they didn't know what their timeline was.  (x2)
  • Rejection received--and it was somewhat of a strange one: the SC made it sound like the Skype interview was the interview, that they didn't do campus interviews! Whatever the case may be, congrats to whomever got the job. (12/9) (x2)

Lancaster University (UK), Lectureship in Governance of the Subsurface - Human Geography (Sept. 30)[]

The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) together with the British Geological Survey (BGS) is advertising a Lectureship in Governance of the Subsurface with a closing date of 30 September 2014. Preference for someone who understands law and legal geography in the area of energy, oil and gas, water, mineral or property. A UK Lectureship is generally equal to an Assistant Professor in the US system.

New York University, Assistant Professor - Environmental Policy[]

The Department of Environmental Studies at New York University is searching for an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy. Qualified applicants are invited to apply for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Environmental Studies, to begin September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We seek an excellent scholar with a rigorous theoretical and empirical approach to environmental studies. We are especially interested in candidates with environment-focused expertise in policy, governance, and environmental affairs. Candidates with a Ph.D. in environmental studies or relevant discipline are invited to apply.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach and contribute broadly to environmental studies. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. by September 2015, have a research program that demonstrates the potential to be a leader in the field of Environmental Studies, and have proven the ability to be an excellent teacher.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate with other NYU departments, programs, and centers such as the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.

  • Announcement link
  • Any news or movement on this?
  • In December, they sent out an email saying to those who made the first cut saying they had a "long short" list, and would make decisions for invitations to campus end of Jan / early Feb.  Haven't heard anything since them.

Oberlin College (OH), Asst Prof in Environmental Studies (Oct 15)[]

The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2015. Changes occurring in demography and human culture are simultaneously driving and responding to the large scale changes underway in earth’s biophysical systems.  We seek a colleague who can address relationships between ecological, cultural, and social systems during this era of change.  Disciplinary training will be in cultural geography or related areas such as: environmental anthropology, political and cultural ecology, environmental movements, resilience and adaptation, and ecological/landscape history.  Applications from candidates who bridge two or more disciplines are particularly welcome.  

  • Announcement Link
  • Short list selected for on-campus interviews.
  • Rejection letter received.

Pace University (NY), Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies (Jan 15)[]

The newly-formed Department of Environmental Studies and Science within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences of Pace University invites applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September, 2015. The Department houses undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental studies, environmental science and environmental policy. The position is located on Pace University’s Pleasantville, NY campus, which is 40 miles north of New York City.   Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a related field, with a strong research agenda and teaching experience in environmental policy and governance (NGOs, municipalities, social movements). The Environmental Studies and Science Department seeks to expand its focus on environmental and sustainability issues facing urban metropolitan regions, such as green space, conservation, suburbanization, smart cities, energy, air, water, food, and transport. Applicants with professional experience in environmental policy or governance will receive particular attention. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s new Master’s in Environmental Policy program, other undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as introductory courses in Environmental Studies for majors and non-majors.   Applicants should send via email a single PDF file that includes the following items: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; and contact information for three references to: Please indicate ESS Faculty Search in the subject line.

  • Any updates?
  • Phone interviews scheduled for 6 Feb

Quest University Canada, Prof (open rank) Quantitative Sciences (Nov 17)[]

About the position: Quest University Canada invites applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in applied statistics and mathematics, or quantitative sciences. The successful candidate will have an interest in and ability to apply statistical and mathematical tools to a broad array of applied and theoretical problems across disciplines. This ability may stem from a variety of academic backgrounds (including but not limited to statistics, mathematics, psychology, physical sciences, life sciences and/or humanities). A passion for teaching courses and mentoring student projects is required, along with exemplary communication and collaboration skills.

The applicant must be able to teach within our current Foundation program, and to be willing to teach our interdisciplinary milestone courses (Cornerstone, Keystone, Question, and/or Rhetoric). The applicant will develop Concentration courses in areas including research design, quantitative sciences, applied statistics, and applied mathematical modeling, that complement and contribute to our existing offerings. Please see the Course Calendar for further information on our courses, and the Faculty Directory for a description of current faculty areas of interest.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Asst Prof STS and Environmental Studies (Oct 31)[]

The Science, Technology, and Society Department of the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the sociocultural context of science and technology for a position to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates with expertise in any STS subfield are welcomed to apply. Candidates should also demonstrate the potential to contribute to an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, for which planning is currently underway.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-division courses in STS, contingent on area of expertise and department needs (5 courses/year). Candidates should demonstrate commitment to effective teaching, innovative research and publication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. 

Rollins College (FL), Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies (Jan 15)[]

The Department of Environmental Studies is seeking an interdisciplinary teacher/scholar with a background in Ecology/Conservation Biology/Biogeography for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2015. Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of creating dynamic courses that integrate environmental issues into the colleges new general education program. Secondary teaching responsibilities will be focused on providing courses for the environmental studies major in the candidates area of expertise. We seek a colleague with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an interest in Florida’s natural environment. All candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a related field at the time of application.

Roosevelt University, Assistant Professor in Sustainability Studies (Jan 5th) []

Roosevelt University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Studies for a tenure-track position beginning 15 August 2015. Applicants should have the ability to teach multiple courses in the Sustainability Studies (SUST) undergraduate curriculum as well as general education, honors, and/or special topic courses related to their areas of expertise. Teaching load is six courses per year. Courses are offered at Roosevelt's Chicago campus as well as online. Duties: (1) Teaching courses within the SUST major as well as one or two courses per year in an appropriate academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences. (2) Assisting with SUST program development through curriculum enhancement and assessment, service learning project development, community outreach, and online social media writing. (3) Maintaining an active scholarly research program within ones primary academic discipline(s) and/or the emerging field of sustainability studies. (4) Advising undergraduate students. (5) Performing departmental, college, university, and professional service.

  • Announcement Link
  • Updates?
  • Had a phone interview on 1/22.  Heard today (1/27) that they are arranging a phone conversation with my references
  • Campus interviews scheduled for mid-late February (2/2)

Skidmore College (NY), Assoc/Asst Professor - Environmental Studies (Sept 30)[]

We seek an interdisciplinary natural scientist who will be able to help teach our interdisciplinary environmental studies foundation courses and our community-based research capstone course. Within the context of an 18-20 contact hour teaching load per year, the position will also offer 200- and 300-level dedicated environmental science courses and occasionally teach a first-year interdisciplinary, all-college seminar (topic open). We seek candidates who are firmly committed to undergraduate education, and who will engage undergraduates in a rigorous research program. Areas of interest could include water resources, urban ecology, soil science, landscape architecture, or sustainable systems, and expertise in field methods is required and geographic information systems is desirable.

  • Announcement Link
  • Updates?
  • Is this the same position as the VAP position posted in late January?

St. Mary's College of Maryland: 3-YR, Visiting Position Environmental Studies (Mar 1)[]

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a highly-selective, nationally-ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts public honors college located on the Chesapeake Bay 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., invites applications for a three-year, full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies starting August 2015. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, a rigorous scholar, and an innovative member of our growing academic community. We are especially interested in an individual with teaching interests focused on the intersection of science and policy. A strong candidate will have a PhD before August 2015, previous experience teaching in a liberal arts context, and a high level of commitment to creative, undergraduate education. Teaching and advising responsibilities include six courses per year at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels; advising environmental studies students and independent student projects; involving students in research and conference activities; and helping to create local, national, and international field-studies opportunities. Examples of desirable courses include but are not limited to environmental science; quantitative field methods; GIS applications; environmental law, policy, or governance; natural resource science, policy, and management (preferably concentrating on estuarine or coastal systems); citizen science and environmental justice; and energy policy.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Asst Prof of Environmental Politics (Sept 20)[]

The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar who focuses on the politics of the environment, energy, or natural resources for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2015. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the appointment date. The position is open with respect to field. We welcome applicants from American politics, comparative politics, international politics, and political theory. The environmental focus reflects a core interest of the Department and a major interdisciplinary emphasis across the UCSB campus. The successful candidate's research should be theoretically informed and must demonstrate mastery of appropriate research methods.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Asst Prof of Media & the Environment (Oct 31)[]

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Media and the Environment. We are a department with a broad research agenda that includes multiple scholarly approaches to film and media and a dynamic understanding of what constitutes objects of film and media study. With this appointment we intend to expand the department's research and curricular strengths, international scope, and interdisciplinary interests. We are seeking a humanities scholar whose scholarship connects the historical and theoretical scope of our field to a broader spatial and environmental consciousness informed by science and technology studies. Our ideal candidate is a media researcher interested in the various ways that media and the environment influence, structure, and inhabit one another. Areas of specialization might include: environmentally-themed media; media ecologies; social movements and media advocacy; resource use and waste economies; green media; media-rich practices of scientific investigation; biopower and geopolitics. 

University of California, Santa Cruz - Asst Prof of Environmental Studies (Oct 17)[]

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Political Economy at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level. We seek applicants who have expertise and strengths in understanding the impacts of major economic and environmental changes on livelihoods, agro-food systems, resource management, and social justice. Specifically, we seek a colleague with interests and experience in the following fields as they pertain to sustainable agriculture and food systems -- economics, geography, anthropology, sociology, public policy, sustainable development, social and food justice, human welfare, behavior and culture, food security, food sovereignty, small-farm viability, nutrition and health. We seek candidates to complement faculty with interests in natural science components of agroecology and candidates who are eager to work in interdisciplinary teams towards development and understanding of sustainable food systems. We will give high priority to candidates with expertise in sustainable food systems, whose work will bolster the reputation of UCSC as a pillar of agroecology and food systems research, and who will contribute to growing our graduate program.

University of Chicago, Asst Prof of Environmental Ethics (Sept 1)[]

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment for a new, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Ethics. A candidate for this position should be qualified to teach and direct research in Environmental Ethics (e.g., the value of and duties towards biotic realities, non-living realities and ecosystems, environmental criticism, animal rights, food ethics, the ethics of consumption, environmental law, etc.). The candidate must exhibit a broad knowledge of the academic study of religion and the field of religious ethics (comprising theological, political, philosophical, and comparative inquiry), a command of issues in moral theory central to environmental ethics, the ability to engage materials in the physical and/or biological sciences, and a coherent and creative agenda for research and publication. Religious tradition(s) and primary focus of scholarly expertise are open. The candidate should also have the ability and desire to work with the University's Program on the Global Environment.

University of Delaware, 4 Positions - Asst Profs of Ocean Science and Policy (Posted July 30, no submission date)[]

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) at the University of Delaware (UD) is hiring four tenure track faculty members in ocean science and policy. SMSP offers graduate programs in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated on the main campus in Newark and a coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer ready access to a variety of coastal and estuarine environments and the Mid-Atlantic Bight. We seek dynamic individuals who will establish internationally recognized, extramurally funded, interdisciplinary research programs while contributing to the teaching and service missions of SMSP. While applications are welcome from all relevant disciplines within the School, there will be a special interest in the coastal/estuarine system including but not limited to the following areas: a) physical oceanography integrating dynamics from other core oceanographic disciplines; b) ecosystem science, such as coastal and wetlands ecology or environmental chemistry; c) ecological modeling, addressing issues of responses to changing climate, sustainability, ecosystem services, or resource management; and d) economic or quantitative policy analysis.

University of Illinois, Springfield - Asst Prof of Environmental Policy Studies (Sept 22)[]

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental policy/administration, environmental law, environmental studies, natural resources management, or a related discipline. The successful candidate must be able to teach graduate courses on environmental policy analysis and administration. Preference will be given to candidates who can also occasionally teach courses on environmental law and NEPA. The remainder of the course load will be a to-be-determined combination of core courses for our majors and topics in the successful applicant’s area of interest. Teaching load (three courses per spring and fall semester) will consist of a combination of on-campus and online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Summer teaching may be done but is not required. This position will perform academic advising, direct student research, and conduct research in her/his specialization, but the primary expectation is excellence in teaching.

University of Massachucetts Boston (MA) - Religion and Ecology (Nov 3)[]

Classics & Religious Studies and the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston seek to jointly hire a tenure-track faculty member, at the assistant professor level, who would be qualified to teach and direct research in the areas of religion, social justice, and environmental ethics. Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching, and will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach elective courses in religious studies as well as develop upper-level and graduate courses focusing on religious perspectives on the environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring diverse perspectives on U.S. and international environmental traditions. Follow link below for additional information and to apply.

University of San Diego - Asst Prof of Environmental Politics & Policy (Oct 1)[]

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level with a focus on Environmental Politics and Policy beginning in fall 2015. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Political Science before September 2015. The successful candidate will teach at least two policy-focused courses per year that would be cross-listed with the Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies, and will have opportunities to collaborate in both teaching and research with other academic units on campus that focus on environmental policy. Candidates are encouraged to submit their resumes and statements of interest at their earliest convenience, and may request an informal interview at the 2014 APSA conference in Washington, DC on August 29 or 30. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by October 1.

University of Tampa, Asst Prof in Spatial Ecology (Oct 1)[]

The Department of Biology in the College of Natural & Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in spatial ecology beginning in August 2015, to teach in our introductory biology and non-science major courses, and teach two upper-division courses for majors, each offered once per year (geographic information systems (GIS) and biostatistics, or other coursework contributing to the environmental science program). The department is interested in attracting a broadly trained biologist with expertise in quantitative and spatial ecology and research experience using GIS, spatial modelling, remote sensing, or other current innovative methods for processing spatial data in either aquatic or terrestrial systems at the local, regional or global scale. The candidate is expected to engage in research activities that involve undergraduates. Start-up funds are available.

University of Toledo - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Environmental Sciences (tenured or tenure-track) (Dec 1)[]

The Department of Environmental Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Toledo invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in environmental sciences with a focus on the land-lake interface within the Laurentian Great Lakes to commence August 2015.  The successful candidate will develop a high quality, externally-funded research program with a broad emphasis on coupled human-natural systems and environmental sustainability.  We seek a new colleague with a strong commitment to collaborative research across disciplines.   The successful candidate must be a dedicated educator and would be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in his/her specialty, and mentor graduate students.  

University of Washington, Tacoma - Asst Professor in the Environmental Psychology or Human Ecology (Nov. 1)[]

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. Research/teaching interests might include: psychological and behavioral aspects of people and nature, theories of place, perception and evaluation of buildings and natural landscapes, human nutrition, spatial cognition and wayfinding, stress related to physical settings, or social use of space.

  • Announcement Link
  • (11/14) - Invitation for Phone Interview
  • (12/23) - Campus Interview Invites
  • Updates? Offer made/accepted?

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities (Oct. 1)[]

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program, with the position starting on September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a commitment to both undergraduate teaching and research; area of specialization within the humanities is open. Strong preference given to candidates with ability to teach courses on environmental ethics and history of environmental thought, an introductory course on sustainability as part of our University Studies Program, plus upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Research focus outside of North America and Western Europe preferred. 

  • Announcement Link
  • Also posted at Environmental Literature 2015
  • Any update on this? 
  • Campus interview scheduled 11/13
  • Was an offer made?  (They received over 130 applications.  An offer was made in either late November or early December I am told).

Victoria University at Wellington (New Zealand) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Geography (July 31)[]

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Geography will join staff in programs administered by the Geography group. These comprise Human Geography, Physical Geography, Development Studies, Environmental Studies and Geographic Information Science. You will be expected to teach in core papers of the undergraduate majors in Environmental Studies and Geography, teach postgraduate papers in Environmental Studies, supervise postgraduate students and pursue a dynamic program of research within the core Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in environmental studies, environmental geography or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will have, or have demonstrated the potential for, an internationally recognized research publication record and a record of high quality teaching and supervision. This position is also open to more junior applicants who have already begun to establish a strong research record.

Westminster College (UT), Asst. Prof in Environmental Humanities (Nov 1)[]

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks an interdisciplinary scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor whose work is grounded in the Environmental Humanities and Arts. Preferred research and teaching interests include gender studies, critical studies, and/or international perspectives on environmental issues. This position begins in Fall 2015; Ph.D. in a relevant field must be completed by August 2015. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory Environmental Studies courses; the successful candidate will have opportunities to teaching existing and/or create upper-division courses in her/his area of expertise. We seek an excellent teacher with demonstrated ability to facilitate active student engagement and to provide effective mentoring to undergraduate researchers. Experience with team teaching, community engagement, field experiences, and other innovative learning designs is desired. We seek an energetic colleague who will participate actively in the management of our growing program and the ongoing development of our innovative curriculum. 

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  • Does anyone know if this is an inside hire? They hired a one-year appointment for the same position late last year.
  • skype interview requested 12/3 (x2)
  • Search canceled due to budget
    • At least I wasn't rejected!

Whitman College (WA) - Asst. Prof of Anthropology and Environmental Studies (Oct. 10)[]

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2015. Ph.D. required. We seek to hire a scholar with training in environmental anthropology and/or bio-cultural anthropology. Geographic focus open, but should not overlap existing faculty expertise, see: and More specific interests might include urban ecology, water and health, nutrition and food security, the built environment, hazards and vulnerability, climate change, global migration, and/or science/technology studies.

Willamette University - Asst Prof of Global Climate Change and Environmental Health (Aug 29)[]

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2015. The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) is hiring a full-time, tenure track position in Global Climate Change and Environmental Health. Successful applicants will have expertise in the human health dimensions of global climate change such as (but not limited to) infectious disease, food security, water resources, or population displacement, and an aptitude for and commitment to teaching and research in an interdisciplinary environmental science department. The individual will contribute to our core EES curriculum at both the upper and lower division levels (including participation in rotational team teaching of our introductory courses, and supervising senior theses), and also teach one to two upper level courses in his/her area of expertise.

Xavier University (OH), Asst Prof of Sustainability and Global Culture (Sept 26)[]

Xavier University, a Jesuit University in the Catholic tradition, invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Sustainability and Global Cultures beginning in the Fall 2015. Faculty members typically teach nine credit hours per semester. Applicants should have completed a PhD prior to the start of the Fall 2015 semester, and have evidence of excellent teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and active research activity leading to publication in quality outlets. Specifically, candidates are expected to have an interdisciplinary background and hold a Ph.D. in Geography, Anthropology, Sustainability, or related field, as well as one or more graduate degree(s) and/or certification(s) in economics and/or business. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to develop and teach innovative, interdisciplinary courses for programs that intersect Sustainability, Global Cultural Studies, and International Business (both undergraduate and graduate), as well as commitment to publish interdisciplinary research in related fields.

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  • Rejection letter stating that the position was filled 2/7

Yale-NUS (Singapore), Asst Prof of Environmental Studies (Sept 30)[]

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking to hire one or more open rank, tenure-track/tenured faculty members for its environmental studies program. We are especially interested in candidates who work on the political, legal, economic, technological, scientific, or cultural dimensions of contemporary environmental issues, but we invite applicants from all fields with experience and training suitable to an undergraduate, liberal-arts environmental studies program.  An interest in Asia is desirable, but not required. Teaching responsibilities may include an introductory course in environmental studies, a second-year course in environmental problem-solving or analysis, upper level courses in the candidates area of expertise, and contributions to the Colleges common curriculum.

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  • Skype interviews this week
  • They have extended invitations for campus interviews
  • Any updates?