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Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)[]

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

 ===Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL) - Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy - Feb. 1===[]

Assistant Professor – Environmental Policy at Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies. Tenure track, PhD is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the department’s environmental policy and management track of the Environmental Studies B.A., and will contribute to the Geography & Environmental Studies M.A. program. Courses will likely include Environmental Policy, Resource Management, Environmental Land Use Planning, and Sustainable Development. A related research agenda is required. Expertise in urban environmental issues is a plus. Teaching and/or professional experience is highly desirable. G&ES is a strong and growing department, actively engaged in campus and community issues. NEIU’s Chicago location provides unparalleled networking opportunities with government agencies, environmental NGOs, universities, and the private sector. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research plan, and contact information for three references (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) to with subject “Environmental Policy Position.” Please attach all of your application materials as one PDF file. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2016. Appointment begins August 2016. For more information please consult NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (OR NEIU) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS OTHER QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS.

Update: Phone interviews week of 2/19

Appalachian State University (NC) - Dept. Chair, Sustainable Development Department - Dec. 3[]

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at

APPLICATION: Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at

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Bennington College (VT) - Environmental Policy Faculty Position - Oct 15.[]

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

We seek candidates for a full-time position in environmental policy, politics, and/or law beginning Fall 2016. Candidates should have a firm grounding in practical aspects of how environmental policies are shaped and implemented, their consequences for social equity and justice, and/or how citizen activism can inform environmental policy on local to international levels. The exact area of specialization is open, but we are most interested in candidates who can work across traditional discipline boundaries to create innovative curriculum.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with colleagues in the social and natural sciences as well as humanities, and develop and teach courses that respond to a broad range of student interests. Bennington faculty are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year and fully engaged student advising is an expectation.

Candidates may apply online by submitting: a) letter of application that includes a reflection on their potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings; d) statement of research interests and plans; e) three letters of recommendation with contact information. Letters may also be e-mailed to

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.


Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies and Government - Oct. 1[]

The Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Government and Legal Studies invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly achievement and a creative research agenda in the broad area of environmental politics and policy, as well as a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. We invite applicants whose work specializes in some aspect of American politics, comparative politics, or international relations, or that ranges across multiple subfields.

The teaching load at Bowdoin is two courses per semester and would normally include contributions to the core social science curriculum in Environmental Studies and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, at least two of which should cross list in Government and Legal Studies as appropriate. The successful candidate may in rotation be expected to co-teach the team-taught interdisciplinary introductory course in Environmental Studies.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements describing your research agenda and teaching experience (including reflections on how you engage issues of diversity, broadly construed), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


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Eckerd College (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies - Oct. 19[]

PhD in Environmental Studies or similar interdisciplinary environmental program required.  We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching and research to join our thriving Environmental Studies major.  The ideal applicant will have experience in one of the following fields:  public participation in environmental decision making, environmental education, environmental social marketing, environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, or risk communication.  Teach 7 classes per year (3-1-3), including sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Senior Capstone, and classes in your area of expertise.   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. Submit letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three References so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via  Applications must be complete by October 19, 2015.  Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Beth Forys, 


Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies - Sept. 30[]

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor or Instructor of Environmental Studies, depending on qualifications, beginning in July 2016. We are particularly interested in applicants in environmental resources and management, with training in an environmentally relevant social science field of geography, political science, public policy, or other closely related disciplines. The candidate should have an active research program in an area of broad interest in a liberal arts college environment, such as energy, water, climate, food, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental justice, or development, but the department is seeking the strongest candidate in any environmental studies specialty that supplements departmental strengths. We seek applicants with an integrative understanding of concepts and methods from diverse social science disciplines, who take an interdisciplinary approach to society-environment interactions. The successful candidate will join a department comprised of both natural and social scientists in an interdisciplinary teaching and research environment.

This position will teach the following undergraduate courses in the Environmental Studies major: a core introductory course, a mid-level environmental management course, a senior seminar for Environmental Studies majors, and mid- or upper-level courses in the applicant's specialty. Teaching will also include participation in the College's general education "Connections" program. Teaching load is 3/2.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or Ph. D.) Teaching experience and an ongoing program of scholarly research involving undergraduates where this is possible and appropriate are required. Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Application materials should be sent electronically to and include letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, research statement and teaching evaluations. Refer materials to Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Chair, Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2015.


Occidental College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy - Oct. 30[]

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. The position will begin fall of 2016.

We invite candidates that support the commitment of the department to social, economic, and environmental justice in their teaching, research, and service. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on the intersection of the urban environment and political economy in the context of the development of a greener and more sustainable economy. We would like to interview candidates who focus their research and teaching on the green economy, natural resources, energy, climate, and food issues, and their relation to race and class. The appointment will support the department’s interdisciplinary curricular and research efforts that integrate urban and environmental studies and policy. Candidates from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to economics, environmental studies, energy and resources, environmental science, geography, political ecology, political economy, and urban planning. Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and research are connected to policy and planning issues, and emphasize the links between environmental issues and racial, economic and social inequality and have demonstrated experience helping students evaluate and engage in community-based learning and research that advance efforts to create just and livable communities. We are interested in how the work of our new colleague relates to college’s location in the Los Angeles area.

Our new colleague will be expected to teach five courses a year, including shared teaching of our intro-level course Environment and Society (UEP 101) and our two-semester senior comps course (UEP 410 and 411) in which students undertake a year-long applied research project, often with a community “client” or partner. We are interested in candidates who will teach some of the following courses: Urbanization and the Environment, Resilient Cities, Food and the Environment, Food Justice, Climate Justice, Energy and the Economy, Natural Resource Policy, and the Green Economy. We also want our new colleague to develop his/her own courses that will add to our existing curriculum and excite our students. There are opportunities for team-teaching with faculty within our department and in other Occidental departments.

Deadline: All materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015. We will contact finalists in December to schedule interviews on campus during January 2016.

See full ad at H-NET


  • - First round Skype interviews 11/11/15 through ~week of 11/16/15
  • - Has anyone heard back about second-round interviews?
  • - Rejection letter received via email on 12/16/2015. There were over 230 applicants. 

Pomona College (CA) - Assistant Professor in Urban Geography and Environmental Justice, Environmental Analysis Program - Nov. 1[]

Pomona College’s Environmental Analysis Program invites applications for a new tenure-track appointment focusing on the urban environment and environmental justice. We seek a candidate who will use and teach students how to use geospatial technologies such as GIS to evaluate cities, the environment, and justice from a policy and social science perspective. Our program spans the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences so the successful candidate must be both willing and able to teach in this interdisciplinary atmosphere. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a deep knowledge of environmental issues.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in two or more of the following areas: urban geography and spatial analysis, politics and policy, environmental justice, and environmental epidemiology. The candidate must have Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2016.

Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. These courses must include one of the program’s core introductory courses as well as an upper-division course in spatial analysis. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to Pomona’s Draper Center for Community Partnerships or other community-based research opportunities in Southern California.

Applicants should submit a dossier including (a) letter of introduction; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) sample of writing representative of research interests; (d) three letters of recommendation; (e) academic transcripts; and (f) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship, and one addressing experience mentoring a diverse student body with examples from the candidate’s current work. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online at  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.


San Francisco State University (CA) - Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement: Environmental Policy and Politics - Oct. 15[]

San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Policy and Politics beginning August 2016.

The School seeks individuals with a background in Environmental Studies with a specialization in Environmental Policy and Politics.

PACE is an interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars formed in 2012 that offers degree programs in criminal justice studies, environmental studies, public administration, and urban studies and planning. Candidates would primarily be responsible for expanding the Schools curricular offerings in environmental studies, but candidates who can also contribute more broadly to the Schools mission are strongly desired.

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  • - phone interviews scheduled for week of Nov. 2
  • - in-person interviews are scheduled

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies - Oct. 1[]

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Studies, with a focus in sustainable urban planning to begin in Fall 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field with an emphasis on sustainable urban and regional development. The successful candidate will have: a research plan with clear opportunities to involve undergraduates, demonstrated ability to conduct externally funded research, and evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Desired research areas include: water resources, transportation, pollution, environmental justice, urban and regional change, or energy. We are especially interested in candidates who use quantitative and mixed methods, and regularly work with the analysis of large complex datasets. Teaching responsibilities will include Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses that are congruent with the candidate’s expertise. For more information about the curriculum and faculty see

Open Date: 07/16/2015

Close Date: 10/01/2015

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University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Asst Prof - ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGIST - Deadline: 31 Dec 2015[]

The University of Arizona School of Anthropology (SOA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology with a strong background in social theory and evidence of effective and dynamic teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. Topic areas are open, but particular preference will be given to theoretically sophisticated candidates who address issues in environmental/ecological anthropology to complement the University’s strengths in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environmental studies. Geographic focus is open as well, but preference will be given to candidates with a history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa. 

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology or relevant field by the start of the appointment. Strong background in contemporary social theory and the ability/commitment to teach it. Demonstrated ability/commitment to teach large introductory undergraduate courses as well as upper division courses and graduate seminars. An active anthropological field research program addressing issues of global importance such as climate change; natural resource management and conservation (water security, mining, gas or oil development, etc.); the production of environmental knowledge and governance; structural inequities of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; or economic development and environmental degradation. This work may intersect with any of the following themes: identity, social movements, community engagement, emergent markets, economization, nature, science, or power. 

Preferred Qualifications: Environmental/ecological anthropology. A history of research and fieldwork in South Asia or Africa.

Department Web:

Apply at:  University of Arizona Human Resources Posting #: F20259 

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University of Calgary (CANADA) - TT Assistant Professor - Sustainability and Development - January 14th, 2016[]

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track position in Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated starte date is July 1st, 2016. 

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Development and Sustainability, with the ability to secure external research funding. The scholar must have a focus on critical development studies, and be open to working beyond the boundaries of conventional academic disciplines. Both development and sustainability recognize the need for interdisciplinary approaches and solutions - ones that integrate natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Expertise in areas that address interrelationships between development and environment, climate change, social impacts of industry, community wellbing, changing lifeways and food sovereignty, are high priorities. The regional focus for this hire is open. 

The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a social sciences discipline, with evidence or strong potential for interdisciplinarity. The preferred candidate must demonstrate research excellence through evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality journals. Demonstration of teaching excellence is also expected through a strong statement of teaching philosophy, outstanding teaching evaluations and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentorship. 

The Development Studies Interdisciplinary Program (DEST) is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. We are a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. For more information about the Department and the DEST program, please visit

All applications must be received by January 14, 2016. Please provide an up to date CV, statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be directed to: Julie Boyd, Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, Development and Sustainability Position, at


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University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Environmental and Resource Politics - Sept. 15, 2015[]

The Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Global Environmental and Resource Politics at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. We seek candidates who approach Global Environmental & Resource Politics through problem-driven and policy-relevant research. The candidate’s work should demonstrate regional expertise and move beyond the traditional study of interactions between nation-states by conducting multi-level political analysis (including of transnational and/or subnational actors). We welcome candidates who specialize in global environmental politics, governance and law, natural resource issues or conflict. We seek, in particular, to hire a candidate whose approach would complement the finely-grained empirical, historical and/or cultural approaches for which our department is known.

Candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including doctoral supervision and one course each year accessible to MS students in the Coastal Sustainability program. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, and we encourage both domestic and international candidates to apply.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Political Science or related field is expected to be conferred by June 30, 2016. Demonstrated record of research and university teaching.

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UPDATES: - Rejection email (stating that the review process had been completed and the finalist pool selected) on 12-15-15

University of Illinois Springfield (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies - Due October 12[]

Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield, seeks applicants with expertise in U.S. environmental policy for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will begin on August 16, 2016.

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 two specific graduate courses on U.S. environmental policy (ENS 581 Environmental Policy & Analysis and ENS 587 Natural Resources: Policy and Administration). Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses on environmental law and NEPA; some familiarity with international policy is desirable. The remainder of the course load will be a to-be-determined combination of core courses for our majors and topics in the successful applicants 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.

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  • Phone interviews scheduled for Monday, 10/26/2015.

University of Saskatchewan (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Sustainability - Sept. 11[]

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), University of Saskatchewan, invites applications from outstanding scholars for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Human Dimensions of Sustainability. The appointment is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will have established him/herself as an upcoming leader in problem-oriented, interdisciplinary research in one or more of SENS’ research focal areas: 1) Sustaining Ecosystems; 2) Sustaining Communities; and/or 3) Water Security. We are looking for a dynamic candidate who has a self-funded, innovative and successful research program, engages in creative teaching excellence at the graduate level, and will complement the expertise of the SENS faculty. The successful candidate will join a highly-engaged interdisciplinary faculty working across engineering, social sciences, natural sciences, and physical sciences.

SENS is a premier site internationally for practicing problem-oriented and socially relevant interdisciplinary research. Our faculty are community-engaged scholars working in a variety of research areas, including water security, policy, governance, food security, environmental health, and Indigenous issues. Our school embraces an interdisciplinary teaching and learning model, and emphasizes hands-on experiential learning and team-teaching.

The focus on human dimensions and sustainability will move SENS’ vision forward by providing an integrative, crosscutting position to further advance interdisciplinary research within and beyond the School. This position will assist in the facilitation of cross-, trans-, and interdisciplinary connections to enhance the social and policy relevance of natural and physical science research.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position in the School of Environment and Sustainability. In addition to the tenure track appointment, there is also a possibility to hire a 5-year term appointment out of this search. Review of applications will begin September 11, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV and a letter of intent outlining your fit with the requirements and your proposed fit with the SENS community. Specify in your letter whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Please also submit the names of three referees and a 3-5 page statement detailing teaching and research interests, vision, objectives and accomplishments, in confidence, to: Toddi Steelman, Executive Director, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5C8, E-mail:; Telephone: (306) 966-1499; Fax: (306) 966-2298



  • 10/29 Received letter stating position has been filled

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) - Asst. Professor - Health Studies - Anthropology (Environment and Health) - Deadline: November 19 2015[]

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor Health Studies Job Requisition # 1501192

Faculty: University of Toronto Scarborough

Deadline: November 19, 2015

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto at Scarborough invites applications for a tenure stream appointment with a primary focus in environment and health.  The successful candidate will be part of the Health Studies program.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2016.

We seek someone with a grounding in the health sciences who also has an understanding of social forces and conditions and will be at home in a Social Science department. The successful candidate will be able to speak across disciplinary boundaries and work alongside colleagues with divergent disciplinary approaches to the study of health and illness. She or he will be someone with an interest in environmental health, broadly speaking; familiar with an epidemiological approach; and comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative methods. Knowledge of toxicology would be of interest. 

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area, such as Anthropology, Biology, or Epidemiology, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and are expected to develop an independently funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees. The candidate should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and graduate student supervision experience is an asset, as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application.  

The successful candidate will teach large introductory and second year lecture courses as well as upper year seminars in the undergraduate Health Studies program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Health Studies program provides a strongly interdisciplinary look at health and enables students to gain either a BA or BSc degree. The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the BSc stream.  She or he also will become a full member of a tri-campus graduate department best suited to her or his area of scholarly focus, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.  Likely possibilities include but are not limited to the tri-campus graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences or the tri-campus graduate Department of Anthropology. There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs and centres at the University of Toronto.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining current and future research interests, full CV, writing sample, and teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy). 

Submission guidelines are available at  We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably in PDF format, although MS Word format is also acceptable. The closing date for applications is November 19th, 2015.

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by the closing date directly to Professor Michael Lambek, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to . If you have questions about the position, please contact Ann-Marie Smith . 

For more information on the graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, see and on the graduate Department of Anthropology, see   

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16[]

New York University Washington, DC(DC) - Part-time Lecturer[]

New York University (NYU) is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach a section of “Environmental Studies” at our study away center in Washington, DC for fall 2016.

Liberal Studies curriculum background: Liberal Studies' Core Program is a two-year liberal arts foundation program for freshmen and sophomore students distinguished by small classes and close faculty-student interaction. For junior and senior year, students transition to one of NYU's undergraduate degree programs to earn their bachelor's degree. The Core Program curriculum emphasizes the great works in a global context and fulfills liberal arts requirements for NYU bachelor's degrees.

All classes are global in scope and perspective, discussion-based, small, and taught by faculty that are experts in fields from human rights to creative writing. The mission of LIberal Studies is to pioneer an interdisciplinary undergraduate education that engages students in interrogating the global great works traditions and forging the new traditions that will shape the future.

Course details:  Students in Environmental Studies learn about modern environmental science in the context of contemporary global issues, exploring the impact that the decisions of nations and individuals have on local and world ecologies. The course emphasizes the science involved in environmental decisions while also examining the role of ethics, politics, and economics in all real-life environmental decisions.

Students examine such topics as ecology and biodiversity; the atmosphere; sources, use, and misuse of water resources; human population and feeding the world’s people; and the nature of earth’s energy resources and their use by humankind.

Themes central to the various components of the course include the question of sustainability of ecosystems and the role of humans as an integral part of their environment. Students examine the nature of environmental decisions and the use, limitations, and misuse of environmental science in making those decisions. Additionally, they explore the impact that environmental decisions have on cultures around the world, investigating global issues such as biological conservation, human population growth, and the use of chemical and biological technologies.

Each of these topics is explored through global case studies, scientific literature, historical environmental literature (primary sources), and national and international policy protocols. Students attend and write about events throughout the city related to critical local and global environmental issues that highlight the topics covered in the course.

To assist you in proposing a course, we provide the following:

A sample syllabus (NB: The syllabus is for a 28-session, 1.25-hours-per-session format, which is not offered here at NYU Washington, DC. The NYUDC course would meet once per week for 3 hours.)

Course descriptions for 2 other versions of the course taught in NY:

This course encourages open inquiry into relationships between humans and the rest of nature, their consequences, and how to promote human thoughts, values, and actions mutually beneficial to Earth and all its life. Because the parts of the real world are interdependent ecologically and, increasingly, culturally, economically, politically, and socially, our understandings, to be helpful, must reflect this truth. Our quest therefore will include understanding the scientific process, the kind of knowledge it generates, and its roles in human activities. It will also involve integrating understandings from key arenas of knowledge encompassing modern sciences as well as history, philosophy, religion, and the creative arts. Several labs will be conducted outside, including learning birds of New York City. Key texts may include Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker (2011), Francis Bacon's New Atlantis (1626), A Sand County Almanac (1949) by Aldo Leopold, and Bill McKibben’s Eaarth (2010).

This course explores how the environment affects health and vice versa. The first half of the course will look at global issues. The second half of the course will be devoted will be devoted to health and environmental problems in New York City. Students are required to visit assigned communities and work in small groups as stakeholders in diverse environmental and health issues that affect the city. Text: Global Health 101, Richard Skolnik, 2nd ed.

The position and course:  The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate part-time lecturer rates for the course. The lecturing role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. The course this fall is anticipated to be 10-20 students. Using Washington, DC (excursions, etc.) is strongly encouraged. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required.

The complete Fall 2016 NYU DC calendar is online. “Environmental Studies” would meet once per week for 14 instructional weeks (3 hours each session) plus a 15th session during "finals week" for the final exam. The course is envisioned as an evening course (6:15pm–9:15pm) for this fall.

Lecturer requirements:  All part-time lecturers are expected to have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the area of their teaching (i.e., Environmental Science, although a few other fields might also work) and must be approved by the appropriate academic unit at NYU. (A PhD candidate with extensive teaching experience might also be competitive.)

Application procedure:  If you are interested in applying, please send (1) a CV, (2) a letter of interest, and (3) some final end-of-semester student course evaluations (standardized summary sheets are preferred to individual student comment forms) to to the attention of Dr. Kerstin Sorensen (Assistant Director for Academic Affairs) and Mr. Mark Nakamoto (Academic Program Coordinator). In the letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and/or research relevant for the course.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Roanoke College

We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to participate in our rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program.  A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, similar interdisciplinary environmental program, or closely related field, must be in hand or expected by August 2016.  This is a one-year position, beginning in August of 2016, which meets an ongoing staffing need (not a sabbatical replacement).  Renewal for a second-year is possible.

The ideal applicant will have scholarly training in the Environmental Humanities, or crosscutting the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, or in the Environmental Social Sciences in areas that complement existing faculty expertise.  Some examples of desired expertise include environmental justice, environmental conflict resolution, cultural aspects of sustainability and natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, environmental communication, climate change and society, environmental law, political ecology, cultural ecology, or landscape history.  Ability to draw connections, based on research or practitioner experience, across local, regional, national and international environmental issues preferred, as is use of spatial analysis and/or GIS in research. We seek a highly collaborative individual who would work enthusiastically with colleagues in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities on teaching and program development.  The hire will work on team-development of an Introductory Environment and Culture course that forms part of our three course introduction to the major and minor, as well as teach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies in upper-level courses.

The successful applicant will teach and participate in the development of 6 classes per year, including courses in the distinctive inquiry-based general education program of Roanoke College.  Excellent teaching and a strong commitment to scholarly or creative work is expected. Experience or interest in participating in team-teaching, community engagement, field experiences, and other innovative learning designs is desired. We seek an energetic colleague who will engage with students in our growing program and has a strong motivation to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  In cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity at Roanoke College.   

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references to: .  References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point letters of reference will be required, upon two weeks’ notice.  When offer of position is made, official copies of all transcripts will be needed.