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California State University, Los Angeles- Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Environmental Studies (Deadline: March 15, 2022)
1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or equivalent in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Physical Geography, Environmental Geology, Climatology, Environmental Archeology, or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
3) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals.
1) Proven administrative experience is highly desirable, such as coordinating multi-disciplinary teams or directing programmatic development, in academic, governmental or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
3) Post-doctoral, governmental, or NGO work experience.
4) Evidence of academic advisement and/or mentoring students.
5) Evidence of developing and revising curriculum or securing external grant support.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
This specially designed position has unique opportunities to develop and foster interdisciplinary environmental programs within the College of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS). The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load commensurate with responsibilities and tasks including: (1) coordinate and manage the existing Environmental Science M.S. program; (2) develop and implement a new B.A. degree in Environmental Studies and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science; and (3) work closely with the new Urban Ecology Center in the College of NSS. An interdisciplinary approach to addressing environmental problems and ability to work with faculty across multiple disciplines is essential. With these responsibilities comes many new potential opportunities in curriculum integration, grant development, and professional growth.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
- Applied (2x)
- First Interview 4/20
- Contacted 4/28 with update and references contacted 5/3 (6 candidates at time of contacting references)
- Invited to “on-campus” (virtual) interview 5/12
Arizona State University - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 22 until filled]
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Explaining Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons
The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects. The postdoc will work collaboratively to collect data from qualitative interviews and surveys of biodiversity scientists and stakeholders for the data commons and analyze these data with other quantitative measures of the properties and outcomes. The project PI, Beckett Sterner, is an expert in history and philosophy of data science and faculty in ASU’s School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Project Co-PIs are Zoe Nyssa, an anthropologist of conservation science at Purdue University, and Steve Elliott, who studies the economics, social organizations, and reasoning strategies of research and is affiliated with ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The qualified candidate is anticipated to start January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
1. Conduct qualitative interviews with scientists.
2. Conduct online surveys of visitors to data portal websites.
3. Analyze interview and survey data to characterize properties of portals, e.g. as socio-technical infrastructure and communities of practice
4. Write scientific papers associated with the research.
5. Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.
6. Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).
· Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, including (in alphabetical order): anthropology, biodiversity, bioinformatics, critical data studies, computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, organizational science, sociology, science and technology studies, and related disciplines.
· Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate training and expertise, either through research or coursework, in qualitative data collection and analysis.
· Successful candidates must show demonstrated success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.
Desired qualifications include a track record of coursework or research experience in one or more of the following skills:
· Survey design and analysis
· Quantitative social network analyses with large data sets
· Quantitative studies of online social communities, e.g. editing behaviors of Wikipedia contributors or issue management in open source software projects
· Data collection and analysis for systematic reviews of published and gray literatures
· Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
· Biodiversity data analysis
To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/97682 the following materials:
1. Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight the strengths of the applicant’s experience towards developing and implementing proposed research.
2. Curriculum vitae or resume.
3. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
4. Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.
Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue to review bi-weekly until the position is closed.
Brown University - Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, two Lecturer positions
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for two new career-track Lecturer positions. IBES faculty have training across a wide variety of disciplines, including History, Economics, Sociology, Ecology, Earth Sciences, Anthropology and others. The Lecturer positions are open to any discipline or area of specialization that applies a disciplinary perspective to understanding environmental challenges. Key examples of disciplines and areas of specialization include Agriculture, Geography, Environmental Law and Policy, Geospatial Information Technologies, Marine Science, and Environment and Inequality (Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, etc.). We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Lecturers at Brown are members of the regular faculty, have voting privileges, competitive salaries, full benefits, a career progression ladder, and an academic leave policy that is analogous to sabbatical. Lecturers within IBES are expected to teach 4 courses per year, and contribute to student advising and university service. While the principal criteria for evaluation of performance is based on teaching excellence, Lecturers are also expected to make other professional contributions, e.g., through the development of advanced pedagogical approaches, community service or research. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 10.
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Haven't heard anything [12/9]
I noticed something odd with my application on Interfolio. Long story short, if you notice what I noticed, a new space where it says that zero of three letters of recommendation have been received (and you're not allowed to start the process of requesting such letters), it means that you're no longer being considered for the position, and that is why you were not asked to request that letters be sent on your behalf. [1/11]
Dickinson College, Environmental Health Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position:
The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Health. We seek an interdisciplinary scientist who studies the distribution of or human exposure to environmental hazards and the subsequent public health implications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: climate change, air and water pollution, toxic chemicals or infectious diseases. GIS and other geospatial skills are advantageous. We are particularly interested in candidates who investigate environmental health disparities (e.g., by race, class, gender, etc.) and who connect their science to the broader world through conversation with affected communities and/or policy makers.
The successful candidate will teach an introductory level environmental science lecture and laboratory course, upper level courses in their area of interest, and First Year and Senior Seminars, all in rotation with existing faculty. The candidate will be expected to initiate an active scholarly agenda, provide research opportunities for Dickinson students, and build on our strong community-based teaching and research programs. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Dickinson College is a highly selective liberal arts college with 2300 students and a national reputation for leadership in global and sustainability education. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Environmental Studies Department is one of the oldest and most broadly established in the nation, offering a wealth of research and co-curricular opportunities. Faculty work closely with Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education, which integrates environmental and sustainability education across the college curriculum and promotes campus- and community-wide engagement in sustainability efforts, the Center for Global Study and Engagement, and the Center for Civic Learning and Action. Candidates with an interest in citizen science or agriculture are encouraged to work with other Dickinson College co-curricular programs including the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM – http://www.dickinson.edu/allarm) or the College Farm (http://www.dickinson.edu/about/sustainability/college-farm/). Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion of a Ph.D
Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute affiliated with Harvard University that supports research internationally in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Dumbarton Oaks encompasses a museum with world-class collections of Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, and European Renaissance art, and a historic garden designed by Beatrix Farrand. Since 2018, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we have pursued an initiative in the emerging interdisciplinary field of the Plant Humanities, which explores the extraordinary significance of plants to human cultures. A key outcome of the first phase was the Plant Humanities Lab, an open-access digital site that features visually engaging, interactive narratives on plants from the perspectives of race, colonialism, environmental justice, foodways, indigenous knowledge, evolution, and biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene. Dumbarton Oaks is committed to further developing and enhancing the site as a tool for innovative pedagogy, online sharing of collections, and communicating the importance of plants and multispecies interactions to a broad audience.
As part of the Plant Humanities team, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with Garden and Landscape Studies on joint study days and colloquia and collaborate with Byzantine and Pre-Columbian studies on developing scholarly content for the Plant Humanities Lab. The fellow will also work with the Library, Museum, Gardens, Publications, and other departments at Dumbarton Oaks. Lastly, the Fellow will help support and develop institutional collaborations.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will focus on three main areas:
- Research and content creation to produce new cultural histories of plants for the Plant Humanities Lab. The research will include the Dumbarton Oaks rare book collection and other special collections at collaborating institutions, as well as large digital repositories such as Global Plants and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The Fellow will acquire and apply diverse digital skills and participate in the development of new digital resources. It is expected that the research will also feed into public-facing articles for JSTOR Daily (where the team contributes a Plant of the Month feature) and peer-reviewed articles.
- Collaboration with faculty at diverse institutions to test out the adoption of the Plant Humanities Lab in the classroom, and with students to manage the editorial process of future external submissions to the Lab. This may entail editorial training and the implementation of an editorial management software.
- Research, development, and implementation of education and public outreach projects related to the Plant Humanities Initiative, that may include online exhibitions, development of syllabi and lesson plans, an onsite or digital museum and garden tour focused on plants, etc. The Fellow will also teach in the Plant Humanities Summer Program.
This fellowship offers unique opportunities to build career skills in the digital humanities, special collections, and innovative higher-ed pedagogical tools, while benefiting from the unique resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellow will participate fully in Dumbarton Oaks’ dynamic community of scholars, working collaboratively with all three programs of study, and will devote 20% of the fellowship time to personal research.
- PhD in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a focus on plants and people. History, Art History, History of Science, Literary Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Ethnobotany and the Environmental Humanities are all pertinent areas of inquiry, but we welcome applications from other fields provided that candidates have a strong commitment to humanistic modes of inquiry and interpretation.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent research skills.
- Experience working with special collections and digital repositories.
- Teaching experience, especially at the undergraduate level.
- Experience writing for diverse audiences.
- Some editorial experience, in print or digital publications.
- Digital skills, including mapping and visualization software and Linked Open Data, would be useful but the fellowship with provide training as needed.
- Experience in one of the core study areas of Dumbarton Oaks—Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies is welcome, though not required.
This is a one-year fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have access to the outstanding resources of the institute and become part of the larger research community at Dumbarton Oaks. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 per year and the health insurance plan available to Fellows.
Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2022, to []. Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, a statement of interest describing their professional and academic experience (1000 words) and should secure two letters of recommendation. The Fellowship will begin on July 1, 2022. Applicants must have fulfilled all the requirements for the PhD by the time of application and must have received the PhD no later than June 30, 2022, and no earlier than July 31, 2018.
Department of Environmental Studies – Environmental Science, Assistant Professor
Elon University invites applicants for a tenure track position in Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or closely related discipline such as earth science, atmospheric science, or ecology by the time of hire. We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar-mentor to join our transdisciplinary department that prioritizes experiential learning and community-focused research and service. Research specialty is open, but preference is given to themes of human-environment interaction such as applied ecology, climate resilience, urban ecology, or restoration. Candidates must have an interest in mentoring undergraduates in collaborative scholarship and service. Interest in community outreach and using existing campus resources such as the Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Center at Loy Farm, or Elon Forest is highly encouraged. The primary teaching responsibility will be to teach and coordinate sections of the Introduction to Environmental Science class and its co-requisite lab course. Additional classes will include upper-level courses in area of specialty and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by November 30, 2021 to be assured full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy (please include evidence of teaching effectiveness), statement of scholarship interests, transcripts (can be unofficial), and contact information for three references to Dr. Michael Kingston, Chair of the Search Committee, at []. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
The Environmental Studies Program at Fordham University is currently seeking an instructor to teach the following course in the 2022-2023 academic year.
- ENST1000 Intro Environmental Studies (2 sections, one in fall 2022 at the Bronx Rose Hill campus, one in spring 2023 at the Manhattan Lincoln Center campus, or the reverse; required textbook, Miller, Living in the Environment; syllabus available upon request; dates/times TBD). This course is designed to fulfill major and minor requirements of environmental studies majors and minors. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of environmental issues and introduces students to methods in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied arts and sciences.
Candidate Eligibility and Application: Applications are invited from instructors who have a graduate degree in a relevant field. While a PhD is not mandatory, we look favorably on applications from those who hold a doctorate, or are later stage doctoral candidates. Selected candidates will be invited for a short (remote) interview early in 2022, at which time they will be asked to discuss theirapproach to teaching and how they would teach the above course.
To apply to teach one or both sections of the above course, please send a curriculum vitae, any syllabi and course evaluations for past courses taught, and a short cover letter summarizing your experience, qualifications, approach to teaching, and preferred courses to Prof. John van Buren: []
Working at Fordham: Fordham University offers a competitive rate of pay and adjunct instructors are invited to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents non tenure-track faculty at the university. Full details of pay schedule, benefits and policies can be found at https://www.fordham.edu/info/28368/info_for_adjunct_faculty. The current pay rate per course is $7000.
About Fordham University: Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, offers its students a highly dedicated faculty, a heady intellectual atmosphere, emphasis on ethics and social justice, and respect for all individuals, religions, cultures, and creeds. Fordham students spend over one million hours per year engaged in community service. With over 15,500 students, Fordham's Carnegie classification is Research University (High Research Activity)—one of just 99 universities in America to receive this designation. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham's undergraduate program 66th in the nation among all universities and 49th in the nation among private universities, placing it among the Tier 1 national universities. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting position with the potential for reappointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of environmental justice, beginning July 1, 2022. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): global environmental politics; political ecology; environmental political theory; environmental governance; environmental social movements; participatory action research; climate change and racial justice; decolonizing environmental studies; indigenous environmental justice; environmental health; and/or sustainability science. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training in the environmental social sciences emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies Program and will be expected to teach a course on environmental justice, a course that includes experiential learning, as well as other courses in their area of expertise, and to contribute to advising students in our Senior Program. Candidates with strong research and teaching interests in the intersection of environmental issues and social, political, and economic justice are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The normal teaching load for this position is five courses per year.
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. A PhD or other terminal degree (e.g. JD) in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, though ABD candidates who are close to completion will be considered. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position; (2) a statement describing their teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of their research interests; (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) a list of three potential references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Materials may be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/91656.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.
Hamilton College- Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Climate Change)
The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year leave-replacement visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of climate change, starting July 1, 2022. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): climate and energy systems, carbon cycling, climate adaptation science, climate risk and resilience, global and US climate policy, climate modeling, the human dimensions of climate change, carbon accounting, climate action research, and climate justice. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training in multiple dimensions of climate change. The candidate will be expected to teach an intermediate-level course on climate change each semester, as well as other courses in their area of expertise. The normal teaching load for this position is five courses per year.
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree (e.g. JD) in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, though ABD candidates who are close to completion will be considered. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position, (2) a statement describing their teaching philosophy, (3) a statement of their research interests, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three potential references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Materials may be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/99882.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Our review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022.
Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-upstate-new-york/ as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
Lafayette College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Oceanography & Climate Change
The Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences and the Environmental Programs at Lafayette College invite applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2022-2023. We seek applicants with expertise in oceanography and climate change. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load with courses on oceanography, introductory geology, the issue of anthropogenic climate change, and an environmental science/studies course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and teaching experience; however, we will consider well-qualified ABD applicants. The Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences and the Environmental Programs are interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and with interest in and/or experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings to apply.
The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 11th, 2022. Candidates should submit a cover letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via the interfolio interface: apply.interfolio.com/100943
In their cover letter, candidates should please address how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College's commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement available online (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Please direct any questions to search committee chair, Professor David Sunderlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Maryland Institute College of Art -- Full time continuing faculty member in the Sciences of the Environment
Apply here. Priority application deadline is November 30, 2021.
The department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) seeks applications for a full-time, renewable appointment in a natural or field science discipline focused on the environment. The successful candidate will help advance and diversify MICA’s Liberal Arts curriculum, particularly in a new interdisciplinary major in Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Justice. Scholars in ecosystem ecology, climatology, biogeography, the biological sciences, and allied fields are encouraged to apply.
We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching investigate climate change or environmental destruction and their intersections with social inequality. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with, and interest in, interdisciplinary and humanist study of the anthropocene. The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic about teaching art and design students and seek an academic career working outside of the traditional research laboratory setting.
This faculty member will teach 18 credits per year (three courses per semester). During the regular academic year, courses meet once per week for 3 hours. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the Division of Liberal Arts and the College. Faculty are also required to meaningfully contribute to curricular development, faculty governance including peer evaluation, committee service, and scheduled student activities and events.
- PhD in a relevant field by August 2022
- Demonstrated capacity and enthusiasm for teaching art, design, and humanities students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Two years of full-time teaching experience at the college level beyond graduate assistantships
Additional Information: Candidates must successfully complete a full background check, and comply with MICA’s vaccination policies.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy. Excellent benefits package.
Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will remain open until filled. To ensure fullest consideration, submit application materials by November 30, 2021. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF; Syracuse, NY) ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Deadline Nov. 15)
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Indigenous Environmental Science. We seek a highly motivated scholar and educator to play a leadership role in the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and to advance education, research, and outreach which draws upon both Indigenous knowledges and western environmental sciences. Indigenous Environmental Science includes the study of the environment from the perspective of a broad range of environmental STEM disciplines which engages Indigenous knowledge systems and is focused on application to indigenous ecological and cultural landscapes. The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will have training and experience in environmental science disciplines, with focal areas in restoration ecology, conservation biology, ethnoecology, or related fields. Experience in cross-cultural mentoring is valued. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to collaboration with Indigenous partners.
Responsibilities: The effort distribution for this position is 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% service, where service includes community outreach and research with and on behalf of Indigenous partners. Specific responsibilities include: 1) teaching an undergraduate course in Indigenous Issues and the Environment, a graduate/advanced undergraduate level course which integrates Indigenous perspectives and environmental science in the candidate's area of expertise, plus a field course or graduate seminars in their area of specialty, 2) serve in a leadership role in the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment which includes mentoring of graduate students and undergraduates, and 3) establish an extramurally supported research program that involves training undergraduates, graduate students.
The Department, College, and broader Community: The Indigenous Environmental Science position will be housed within the Department of Environmental Biology at SUNY-ESF (http://www.esf.edu/efb/) with flexibility to affiliate with other departments which match the candidate's interests. The Department of Environmental Biology is also home to the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment (www.esf.edu/nativepeoples) CNPE. The CNPE faculty, staff and students are engaged in education, research and outreach to prepare the next generation of scholars and practitioners to engage with Indigenous ecological knowledge and worldview, in partnership with scientific tools, in service to ecological and cultural flourishing. The CNPE is a member of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education/diversity-equity-inclusion/sloan-indigenous-graduate-partnership). The Department is also home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Program (https://www.esf.edu/chestnut/), and the Roosevelt Wild Life Station (www.esf.edu/rwls/). We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to sustain program excellence and offer varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. The Department has 30 faculty, 130 graduate students, 630 undergraduate students and encompasses a wide range of disciplines and approaches from molecules to landscapes including plant ecology, biotechnology, mycology, microbial ecology, entomology, forest health, restoration ecology as well as hosting the oldest, and today one of the largest, combined programs in Aquatics & Fisheries, Wildlife Science, and Conservation Biology in the nation. We also offer interdisciplinary graduate study through the Graduate Program in Environmental Science (https://www.esf.edu/environmentalscience/gpes/). ESF also hosts the Center for Community Design Research (https://www.esf.edu/ccdr/)
ESF is a specialized PhD-granting college within the 64-campus SUNY system, and is a Carnegie R2 "High Research Activity" Institution that consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and other national college guidebooks. With a total enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduates and 400 graduate students, ESF provides an intimate small-college atmosphere while its immediate proximity to Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University fosters a vibrant, diverse, large-university setting. ESF's more than 25,000 acres of forest properties, both close to Syracuse and across the Adirondack Park, provide numerous opportunities for experiential coursework and research.
Located in the territory of the Onondaga Nation, the center of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment has a decades-long history of productive collaboration with Indigenous partners. Undergraduates may pursue a minor in Native Peoples and the Environment and ESF is a member of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership.
Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes region, Syracuse is a small city in a rural region offering a diversity of natural and cultural amenities, a low cost of living, and a high quality of life - ranking among the top 10 percent of "Best Places to Live" in "The Places Rated Almanac." Syracuse is situated with easy access to New York City, the Adirondack Park, and many other points of interest in the eastern United States and Canada.
Starting Salary: commensurate with experience.
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The New School (New York, NY, USA), Assistant Professor of Public Humanities (Deadline: Nov 15th; Review begins Nov 16 until fulfilled)
The New School is seeking an Assistant Professor of Public Humanities to teach in the Liberal Arts program in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students in the Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). The renewable term appointment will begin July 1, 2022.
We seek a scholar with a research and teaching program that merges humanities-based inquiry with innovative forms of public engagement, reaching audiences both within and outside academia. As a member of the interdisciplinary adult bachelor’s program, this hire will advance the mission of SPE through pedagogy that encourages students to be civically engaged actors and prepares them for community-based, creative, and /or applied work beyond the classroom. While we will consider scholars from a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, we have a particular interest in candidates whose research engages interdisciplinary fields and who have degrees from programs such as American Studies, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of social justice advocacy. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research addresses historically underrepresented groups and/or marginalized communities, spaces, and places.
The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers a self-designed liberal arts education where students can pursue a nontraditional path toward degree completion. Through credit granting programs such as Prior Learning and Self Directed Learning, students reflect on their experiences outside the classroom and execute projects under the guidance of our faculty. Many of our students work full time and are returning to school having pursued careers in a wide variety of fields. As such, they represent a highly self-motivated student body with diverse work experiences and backgrounds.
As part of the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students values traditional modes of scholarship (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles and books directed at scholarly or general audiences) and creative practice in different media (e.g., films, performance, art exhibitions, and other curatorial projects). Ideal candidates for this position would complement the faculty through public facing scholarship and practice.
The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications. We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from the humanities and liberal arts more broadly.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment.
The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
You can find more information about the Bachelor’s Degree for Adults and Transfer Students and The Schools of Public Engagement here:https://www.newschool.edu/bachelors-program/
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching at the university level and have Ph.D. in hand by June 2022.
Application Process: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 15th. A review of applications will begin on November 16th and may continue until the position is filled.
Using The New School’s human resources website https://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit:
1. A cover letter describing your qualifications, research agenda, and public humanities practice
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A teaching statement that describes how your pedagogy aligns with the public humanities and a commitment to social justice.
4. Contact information for three references who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
5. Teaching evaluations (and/or any other evidence of teaching excellence)
Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.
For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
University of Washington—Assistant Professor, Environmental Justice or Development Studies (deadline passed)
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of environmental justice and/or development studies. We welcome all methodological approaches. We encourage applications from scholars who work on areas that include but are not limited to climate change and its effects; resource management and policy; migration and urbanism; or intersecting inequalities in the Global South.
UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization, as well as other comparative and international studies classes, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters.
A PhD or foreign equivalent in International Studies or a related field is required by the start of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD and preparing to complete the PhD will be considered.
The search is open to specialists working in any world region as well as in global approaches. We welcome applicants from fields including African/Africana Studies, Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Global Studies, Indigenous Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Ecology, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, and Sociology.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Professor José Antonio Lucero ([]) with any questions regarding the search.
Any updates? [11/11]
Rejection email, more than 400 applications submitted for the position [12/10]
Yale University School of the Environment- Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainability and Environmental Design
The Yale School of the Environment seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on urban sustainability and environmental design. Applicants should have a research record focused on urban areas using interdisciplinary approaches, such as from the physical, ecological, and social sciences, and that bridges theory-to-practice. Research areas can include: urban climate solutions, urban mitigation and adaptation to climate change, urban green and blue infrastructure, urban materials, the built environment, informal settlements, housing, transport, resilience, and energy. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School’s strategic goals in the urban environment. Preference is for multi-sited research anchored in specific places, with rigorous science that makes inferences and tests hypotheses. There is strong preference for candidates who conduct international research, especially in the Global South or emerging economies. The ideal candidate does policy-relevant science that has real world impact. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a directly related field such as climate science, geography, engineering, urban planning, and environmental design, and will be expected to: 1) teach and mentor students at the PhD, masters and undergraduate levels, 2) develop an internationally recognized research program that involves graduate students, 3) facilitate interdisciplinary research, and 4) contribute to building an inclusive academic environment.
Prior to applying, candidates are encouraged to explore the School’s website (http://environment.yale.edu) 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 women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ community members, protected veterans, and persons from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in their scientific fields.
Applicants should apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/100048 . Consideration of applications will begin February 11, 2022. Please upload: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing track record and/or plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.
Questions about the faculty search process can be directed to email@example.com.
Any updates? [3/17]