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HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Justice Job # 1819-01

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Justice. We seek a candidate who views environmental questions through lenses of racial and social justice, has expertise in theories and practices of social change, has experience with public, community-based, or activist learning and pedagogy, and can be appointed to one of the departments within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences ( 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent in Environmental Studies or related field with a central focus on environmental justice, from an accredited college or university, is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in scholarship;
  • Interest in conducting participatory (action-oriented) research, and engaging diverse communities in knowledge production and problem-solving;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Interest and ability to teach the Environmental Studies courses already in the catalogue, and to teach a new introductory problem-driven, interdisciplinary course.

    Preferred qualifications for this position include: 

  • Interdisciplinary training; 
  • Publication record of scholarship that addresses environmental questions through lenses of racial and social justice; 
  • Demonstrated expertise in theories and practices of social change; and
  • Experience with public, community-based, or activist learning and pedagogy.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 11, 2017. Early response is encouraged.

    Interview stage January 8 

  • Any updates on the HSU Search?

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - Conservation and Environmental Planning. 

    This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position that will support the Conservation and Environmental Planning program in the Plant and Earth Science Department. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and abilities in areas of natural resources management, and environmental planning. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and multidisciplinary department that includes majors in Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation and Environmental Planning, and Geology with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in CAFES. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources.

    Responsibilities (100% Teaching):

    • Instructing environmental planning, site planning, meeting facilitation, land use law, environmental policy, and other classes dependent on expertise and departmental needs, including introductory courses in natural resources management
    • Designing, developing, and establishing courses in environmental planning, natural resources management and other courses dependent on expertise and program needs
    • Participating in the development of a dynamic program and curriculum
    • Incorporating a range of hands-on, field-based teaching activities into coursework
    • Developing and instruction of selected on-line courses or course sections
    • Engaging in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, or similar activities.
    • Participating in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college, and university levels. 
    • Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students and co-curricular advisor to student organizations and clubs, potential internships, and mentor undergraduate research within the department
    • Remaining actively involved in professional activities relevant to the position

    Qualifications Required:

    • Ph.D. in Environmental Planning, Land Use Law, Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline, ABD candidates may be considered for a conditional appointment with preferred completion date by date of hire, but no later than end of December, 2018
    • Areas of expertise: environmental planning, natural resources planning, natural resources management, and related fields
    • Strong interest in and ability to teach lecture, laboratory, hybrid, and/or other types of undergraduate courses
    • Strong interest in and ability to advise and mentor undergraduate students on an individual basis
    • Strong interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student clubs and organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research
    • Experience in at least one area of environmental planning and/or natural resources management. The experience could be focused in areas such as environmental or natural resources planning, community planning, or environmental consulting.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty in related disciplines

    Qualifications Preferred:
    • Documented history of, or potential for, successful environmental planning, land use law, natural resources management, and/or adaptation planning instruction at the undergraduate level 
    • Training and/or teaching experience in the area of climate change adaptation
    • AICP or equivalent certification 
    • Experience with, or potential for, undergraduate research 
    • Record of, or potential for, pertinent scholarly activity 
    • Significant professional experience, such as environmental planning, or work with environmental or planning agencies 
    • Ability to participate in the development of an evolving program 
    • Ability to develop internship programs

    Materials not submitted through cannot be considered.

    Please Submit:
    • Curriculum Vitae 
    • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (Cover Letter)
    • A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
    o your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
    o your environmental planning and/or natural resources management experience, and
    o your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
    • An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
    • Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (References).

    Inquiries should be addressed to: 
    Dr. Eric Sanden, Search Committee Chair 
    Department of Plant and Earth Science

    Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by January 21, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.


    Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies (2 Positions) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE

    The Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College invites applications for two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018. One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.

    For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology.

    For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.

    Candidates must show demonstrated promise in research and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty members filling these positions will teach courses at all levels in our Environmental Studies curriculum, including our mid-level Environmental Service Learning course. For both positions, we welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, ethics, race, class, and gender. We are looking for candidates excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our new Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Prior experience teaching in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is desirable.



    Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Race, Identity, and Community -- SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

    The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor with a specialization in race, identity, and community, to start in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, a high potential for excellence in research, and will bring a strong community focus to their teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include courses in specialties such as such as race, culture & environment, sustainable cities, or environments & identities; community-based and/or local student research; community and qualitative research design; and service and general education courses in environmental studies. Ph.D. required by time of appointment in an environmentally relevant field with specialties in the social sciences or humanities such as: Africana, ethnic, gender, or Indigenous studies; critical race studies; environmental or community sociology or anthropology; community-level international development or political ecology; social/urban geography or urban anthropology; or community health.

    We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and whose experience and expertise will contribute to the Environmental Studies Program's diversity-related educational goals, including an emphasis on inclusive pedagogy. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

    Application materials should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness as available, a research statement, and three confidential letters of reference.

    Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted through Bucknell's career site (


    Hampshire College (MA) - Endowed Chair: Assistant Professor of Environmental Education - []

    Hampshire College, an innovative, independent liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of Environmental Education in the School of Cognitive Science. This is a new, endowed, interdisciplinary position at the crossroads of Education, Environmental Studies, and the Behavioral Sciences. The Jonathan Lash Endowed Chair of Environmental Education is meant to advance the study of sustainability and environmental education by utilizing behavioral sciences to tackle environmental problems.

    Applicants should have a doctorate in Environmental Education or a similar field, such as an Education doctorate along with demonstrated work in an environmental or behavioral science. An ability to make connections to environmental ethics or environmental justice is expected. Hampshire College has a strong commitment to sustainability. It is home to a living building, a farm; and a Center for the Environment, making our campus an exciting place to work in sustainability and environmental education.

    The successful candidate will show clear promise for developing innovative undergraduate teaching and engaging students at all levels in research. Candidates will be expected to design and teach two courses per semester at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. Active research and interest in mentoring students engaged in independent research projects are expected. Faculty are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in education and the sciences, as well as to work with community partners. Hampshire College is a member of the Five College consortium with Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts.

    Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in people, and in the College’s intellectual, social, and cultural endeavors. We encourage applicants who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community and strongly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

    Review of applications begins October 24, 2017. A PhD/EdD is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2018. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Applicants should submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching statement addressing demonstrated ability to instruct a diverse student body with descriptions of potential courses and undergraduate research topics; 4) research statement with your own research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 6) three professional references. All materials should be submitted via our website at:


    Skype interviews were the week before and of Thanksgiving.[]

    Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Urban and Environmental Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

    The academic programs of Urban Studies and Environmental Studies in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University announce a search for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall semester 2018 in a newly configured department of Urban and Environmental Studies. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in international or national environmental policy, especially in the areas of climate change, water, energy, biodiversity, or environmental justice. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship uses GIS methods and/or has urban relevance. The successful candidate will teach courses on environmental policy and on introductory GIS, and ideally on environmental planning, sustainable cities, or introductory environmental studies, bringing an international or national perspective to the courses. Candidates should have an interest in helping students develop as local and global citizens through, for example, experiential learning assignments, community engagement, and/or immersion experiences. A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required. The department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to contribute to one or more of our interdisciplinary programs, such as Chicana/o Studies, Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, and International Relations.

    Applicants should send electronic copies of the following to a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; evidence of teaching ability; and a writing sample. Application materials must be received by September 29, 2017.

    Loyola Marymount, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


    Macalester College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Ecology / Environmental Studies (2 Positions)[]

    Macalester College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Ecology, one housed in the Biology Department and the other in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Department. One appointment will begin in Fall 2018 and the other in Fall 2019.

    We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and who are dedicated to developing an active research program that engages students. The successful candidates will teach at all levels of the curriculum, and both new hires will work together to develop a new introductory course, Ecology and the Environment, that will be cross-listed between Biology and Environmental Studies. We expect that each faculty member will offer additional cross-listed courses in their area of expertise, creating a common ecology curriculum across the two departments. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.

    The successful applicants’ areas of specialty could include but are not limited to systems ecology, aquatic ecology, urban ecology, agroecology, natural resource management, or landscape ecology. In addition to lab and greenhouse space on campus, faculty have access to facilities at Macalester’s nearly-300 acre Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, 25 minutes from campus.

    Candidates should clearly indicate in their cover letter whether they wish to be considered for the position in Biology, Environmental Studies, or for both positions. Candidates interested in the Environmental Studies position should demonstrate their enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and interest in working in partnership with community organizations. Start-up funds are available. The most qualified candidates will have postdoctoral and teaching experience.

    For full consideration, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and overview of current and proposed research, along with 3 letters of recommendation by September 8. Prospective applicants can contact Dr. Sarah Boyer (Dept. of Biology; and/or Dr. Louisa Bradtmiller (Dept. of Environmental Studies; with questions about either position.



    New College of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics - OFFER MADE[]

    New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Ethics to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates specializing in Environmental Ethics. Areas of competence are open, but an ability to teach courses in other areas of applied ethics and/or Non-Western Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Science, or public policy are very welcome.  This position will be part of a cluster hire in Sustainability Studies; some faculty may receive joint-appointments in their discipline and in Environmental Studies. Interest in environmental justice, community engagement, and readiness to teach students in our Environmental Studies program is especially desirable. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting multi-year campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see ).

    The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching and an aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue. 

    New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

    Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, an estuary of National Significance, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

    Interested candidates should apply online at , and send curriculum vitae and an unofficial graduate transcript to In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) 2 or 3 brief course proposals, preferably introductory and advanced. Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by three references. Deadline: We will begin reviewing files on November 15, 2017.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

    For further information contact Chair of the Search, Professor April Flakne 


    12/18: Skype interviews scheduled

    01/09: Campus visit scheduled

    02/19: Offer made

    North Carolina State University (NC) - TT Open Rank - Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program - Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH)[]

    As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University is building a research cluster focused on Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH). We are in the process of hiring innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as a national leader in multidisciplinary water and environmental research, education, and outreach that can be harnessed to develop scalable water and sanitation solutions in underserved areas around the world.

    The aim of the Global WaSH Faculty Cluster is to position NC State as a leading university in the US conducting critical research and teaching in vital and complex water and sanitation issues. The Global WaSH Cluster will create exciting, innovative, and novel scholarship that reflects the realities and complexities of resource constraints, human aspirations, and cultural diversity. The Global WaSH cluster will comprise a group of highly promising and leading faculty members who will address the scientific, social, and policy issues associated with providing sustainable water and sanitation in underserved communities. We expect faculty in the cluster to establish an active research and teaching collaboratorium across multiple departments and colleges focusing on WaSH issues. The positions in this cluster offer dynamic, forward-thinking faculty a unique opportunity to integrate with, and expand upon, NC State’s considerable expertise in order to develop world-class research and academic initiatives around the broad theme of Global WaSH. To date, three faculty have joined the Global WaSH Cluster.

    To complement this group, we seek social scientists whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development, policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity, design and evaluation of behavioral and community interventions, gender studies, and behavioral psychology. Geographic expertise is expected in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.



    Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Marine Social Sciences and Policy/Human Ecology Department[]

    The Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor – AY in marine social sciences and policy. The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of scholarship, teaching, and service dealing with marine issues conceived broadly, and should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the social sciences (anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, economics, environmental studies, or related fields), focused on marine issues in either domestic or international settings, and have proven experience applying social science methods to significant marine issues.

    The successful candidate should show potential to successfully obtain and manage grants to support research activities and maintain a record of scholarly publications. Research topics of interest for this position might include human dimensions of marine resource management; coupled socio-ecological marine systems and/or ecosystem services; ocean conservation and/or marine protected areas; sustainable use and management of marine resources and fisheries; governance, institutions and/or socio-economics of marine issues; equity and access for marine-dependent communities; law and policy dealing with small island states; climate change impacts on marine resources and communities; offshore development, pollution and environmental impacts; and other related topics. The candidate should be comfortable working with and leveraging interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences in marine issues, such as working with faculty in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers, as well as with a new Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the curriculum of the Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior undergraduate major, such as courses on natural resources policy; marine policy, governance and institutions; or human dimensions of marine conservation, among other topics (see curriculum at:, and may also engage with related teaching minors, such as minors in Sustainability and in Fisheries. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to work with graduate students in other departments across the School and University through participation in Graduate Faculty appointments. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or personal experience will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

    Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a writing sample or representative publication. Submissions to:


    University of Oregon (OR) - TT Assistant Professor, History of Art & Architecture / Environmental Studies[]

    The University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HA&A), in partnership with the Environmental Studies program (ENVS), invites applications for a tenure-track position in art or architectural history with an environmental humanities focus. We seek interdisciplinary candidates specializing in art and design practices of any historical period or region as these practices engage current issues in ecology, climate change, and the built environment. The ideal candidate would work at the intersection of art and architectural history, environmental studies, and one or more of these fields: cultural geography, activism and social practice, urbanism, critical theory, visual studies, design history, science and technology. We seek candidates whose intellectual approach engages with visual production in order to address pressing contemporary environmental, social, cultural, and ethical issues. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance HA&A’s existing strengths, which include urbanism and architecture; curatorial and exhibition studies; modern and contemporary art; and art of the Pacific Rim (especially the Americas and East Asia); and scholars who will advance ENVS's interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.

    Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We encourage applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in HA&A and ENVS, with the tenure home in HA&A. The normal teaching load is 5 courses a year, 3 in HA&A and 2 in ENVS. Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of MA and PhD student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will build upon existing ecology-focused research and production within the College of Design (including Architecture, Landscape, Art, Product Design, and Planning) and across the broader university. In addition to the vast network of resources for environmental studies at UO, the Center for Environmental Futures primary among them, the College of Design offers collaborative research possibilities with the Yeon Center for Architecture and Landscape, Center for Artistic Research, Sustainable Cities Initiative, and Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

    The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. If you require administrative assistance, please contact Shaun Haskins ( (link sends e-mail)). For questions related to the position, please contact department head Kate Mondloch ( (link sends e-mail)).

    Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in art and/or architectural history or related field in hand by September 16, 2018.

    Link to Apply

    Application Deadline: Nov 23, 2017; position open until filled


    University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Environmental Humanities[]


    University of South Carolina - Race and Environment - Deadline: Nov 20[]

    The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 16, 2018. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities and interests that focus on the intersections of race and the environment. The area of specialization is open. Research interests may include, but are not limited to: environmental justice; race, nature, and landscape; diversity in environmental institutions; race and class in environmental movements; the intersections of social inequality and environmental conflict; race and conservation; and race and environmental imagery. We seek candidates whose scholarship is theoretically grounded and who can work across disciplinary boundaries to produce innovative research and teaching. Potential disciplinary backgrounds could include sociology, geography, anthropology, history, public policy, political science, environmental humanities, comparative literature, African American studies, American studies and related fields.

    The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment and to maintain an active research agenda. The School ( is a multidisciplinary unit with a strong commitment to expanding its faculty in the areas of environmental social science and humanities. Potential collaborative interactions exist within the School and with other units across the University. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses that support interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses related to the candidate’s specialty, with a standard teaching load of two courses per semester. Cross appointment with an appropriate unit is possible, depending on the candidate’s expertise. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references through For more information please contact: Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208,

    To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017. We will review files until a candidate is selected. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

    The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 600 undergraduate students, more than 80 graduate students, and 32 faculty representing research areas ranging from Earth and Ocean Sciences to Environmental Policy and History. The University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia is a Carnegie “very high research activity” institution with over 34,000 students on the main campus, more than 450 academic programs, and the top Honors College in the United States. Columbia is a vibrant community with approximately 800,000 people across the greater metropolitan area. It is the home of state government, major corporate headquarters, diverse entertainment venues, a lively arts scene, and affordable neighborhoods. Located in the middle of the state, Columbia provides easy access to South Carolina’s beautiful beaches and mountains.


    University of Toronto Scarborough (Canada), Assistant Professor, Environment and Indigenous Health (Deadline Feb 1, 2018)[]

    The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Environment and Indigenous Health, with expertise in an ecosystem approach to human toxicology. The position will be held jointly in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (ICHS) (49%) and the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (51%) and will commence on July 1, 2018. 

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Public Health, Environmental Health, or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must employ an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching, and conduct research with Indigenous communities using a community-based, participatory approach.  Candidates must have training in Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Health, and/or Global Health. 

    The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding, independent externally funded research program. They must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments. They will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals or forthcoming impactful publications, presentations at significant conferences, a strong record of external funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. 

    The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in anatomy/physiology as well as mid or upper-level courses in their area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, where excellence can be demonstrated through teaching awards, excellent course evaluations, innovative and engaging syllabi, strong endorsements from referees who can speak to the applicant’s teaching qualifications, a teaching portfolio that includes a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, and/or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, or experience in leading successful workshops and seminars. 

    The ICHS is a growing academic unit whose faculty represent a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and expertise ( ICHS faculty have affiliations and research collaborations with many institutional centres at the University of Toronto, including the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the tri-campus graduate units most relevant to their area of scholarship.

    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 11th in the world for research citations.  As a growing three-campus university, we attract a diverse, scholarly and collegial group of faculty from top universities around the world. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community.  The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  

    All qualified candidates are invited to apply at .  A complete application must include: a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, one recent publication or another writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter or a conference paper, and a teaching portfolio. If you have questions about this position, please email All applications must be submitted online by the closing date of February 1, 2018. 

    Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

    Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (to the attention of Prof. Holly Wardlow, Search Committee Chair, on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referee to: .

    The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

    University of Washington (WA) - Assistant Professor, Marine and Environmental Affairs[]

    The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) invites your application for a nine-month (100% FTE) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). We seek a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required. Relevant fields of expertise includebut are not limited toGeography, Environmental Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Anthropology. Those with a strong record of collaborative interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply. Grounding in geographic theory and understanding of geospatial relations is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to recruiting and training underrepresented minority students (URM).

    Experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with coastal communities on the frontlines of environmental change is desirable. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain a vibrant externally-funded research program, sustain a strong publication record, contribute to teaching and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and conduct research in support of the interdisciplinary mission of the School. Teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the school's core curriculum in the human dimensions of global change in the marine environment and additional courses in the area(s) of specialization. The ability to develop a course in geospatial analysis is desirable.

    The successful candidate is expected to assume the appointment in Autumn 2018. 

    Application Deadline: October 30th, 2017

    Application Link:


    Contacted for skype interview 12/12

    Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (CT) - Faculty Position in Energy Systems Analysis[]

    The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies seeks an innovative scholar working in energy systems analysis for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment. Applicants should have a substantial record of research accomplishments covering more than one of engineering, social, and environmental sciences as they relate to energy use, supply, and systems. Research should be quantitative and grounded in an interdisciplinary approach that bridges the social and biophysical sciences. Areas of research focus could include energy system transitions, technology assessment, market and nonmarket aspects of energy policy design, innovation and technology diffusion, energy demand drivers, and the interaction of multiple objectives with the energy system, including the energy/water/food/materials nexus. 

    The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School's strategic goals in energy and climate change mitigation through scholarship, research excellence, teaching, advising and engagement with industry, government, and/or NGO communities.

    Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a directly related field, and will be expected to teach and mentor students at the PhD, masters, and undergraduate levels, as well as to develop an internationally recognized research program that involved graduate students.

    Prior to applying, candidates should explore the School’s website ( and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.

    Applicants should apply online: Consideration of applications will begin November 27, 2017. Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, and 4) the names and contact information of four references.

    For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Danielle Dailey at


    Visiting Positions[]

                        • To apply for the Environmental Humanist position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy by October 2, 2017 to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: In addition, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee. Applications received by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration.
                        • To apply for the Environmental Social Scientist position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy by October 2, 2017 to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: In addition, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee. Applications received by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration.
                          • For the social scientist or humanist position? 
                          • Received phone interview request (11/7) for humanist position. FYI, I am a different poster than the poster from yesterday.
                            • ^^ Any word on next step of the process and when interviewees will hear back?
                          • Has anyone heard anything for the social scientist position?
                          • Phone interview for the social scientist position on Wednesday 11/8 and Friday 11/10
                          • 6 Oct--starting requests for Skype interviews.
                          • Also posted at Art History 2017-2018
                          • The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
                          • The successful candidatea€™s primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.
                          • This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
                          • Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
                          • Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
                          • Review of applications will begin October 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
                          • Letters requested 11/6 (seems early) x2; (requests went out ~ 11 days after job was posted, but seems they looked at materials since app requested an attached doc listing references - not sure what to think)
                          • Review of applications will begin on Nov 20. When applications are submitted, requests for letters will be sent out automatically. We hope to have all letters by Nov 29 - Member of the Search Committee
                          • Any word on this search?
                            • Bump: Nothing here so far [14 Dec]
                            • Campus visit invitation received [16 Dec]
                          • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2017-2018 and Ethnic Studies 2017-2018