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Environmental Studies jobs for 2016-2017[]

Wofford College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies[]

The Environmental Studies Department seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to join our multidisciplinary team of faculty. Candidates should have a Ph.D. awarded by September 2016 when the position begins. Applicants with expertise in climate, energy, or population issues are particularly welcomed.  Candidates are expected to be teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship.  Wofford’s teaching load in the sciences is 2-1-2.

The successful candidate will teach an introductory science course in Earth systems, a course focused on quantitative methods and models in Environmental Studies (including GIS), and upper level courses within his/her specialty area. The candidate will mentor a range of senior capstone projects that reflect the diverse interests of environmental studies students. The teaching load includes 2 field/laboratory courses each semester and a 4-week January focused-study Interim term

The Visiting Assistant Professor will actively engage in the department’s valued tradition of field studies and experiential education. Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and research will be valued in the search process. The ideal candidate will also embrace the collaborative spirit that characterizes the college.

Our Environmental Studies Department provides the foundation for students to address the complex environmental problems of their generation, recognizing that approaches from the humanities and arts, natural sciences and social sciences are all needed for effective local, regional and global change. Field experiences foster the wonder and love for natural environments that motivate our students’ personal and professional choices. Environmental Studies BA and BS graduates have entered the fields of conservation, law, business, energy, land and resource management, environmental science, and engineering, among others. Please visit our website,, to learn more about our program, the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies, and the Milliken Sustainability Initiative at Wofford College. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names and contact information for three references, to the address below.  Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by December 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please email all application materials, as attachments, to


Skype Interview:  Second week of Jan

Campus invitations anyone? 

College of St. Benedict/St. John's Univ. (MN): Asst. Prof. Environmental Studies (Nov.1)[]

The Environmental Studies Department at The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2017. Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary social science, environmental studies, or a related field preferred (ABD considered). Undergraduate teaching experience required. Preference will be given to candidates with training in interdisciplinary social sciences and expertise in energy and society. Teaching assignments will include shared responsibility for required courses in the environmental studies major and new upper-division courses on energy and society, the global transition to sustainability, or related topics in the candidate's areas of expertise supporting the Environmental Studies curriculum as appropriate. The ability to contribute to institutional UNFCCC/climate studies initiatives is also desirable. Applicants should be willing to direct undergraduate research, integrate campus and local sustainability issues into their teaching, and contribute to the institutions' Common Curriculum.

Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see and

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  • Any updates?
  • Supplementary questions submitted by 11/12/2016 and Skype interviews conducted on 11/28 & 11/29. They anticipate extending offers for campus interviews by the end of December.
  • Any Skype interviewees hear anything yet? 
  • Offer out
  • Position filled, March 2017; rejection letter received.

University of San Francisco (CA): Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Oct. 4)[]

The University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level (pending budgetary approval) beginning in August 2017. The Environmental Studies Program (ENVA) is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that integrates scientific understanding with cultural, behavioral, political, and ethical perspectives to prepare students to work towards an environmentally sustainable, equitable, and just future. The successful candidate is expected to teach a number of required courses and electives in the program, and play a significant role in the development and leadership of Environmental Studies at USF.

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  • Any updates?
    • Had a Skype interview in October but haven't heard back (12/19). OK, just got a rejection email (12/22).

Amherst College (MA): Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Policy) (Sept. 15)[]

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental policy.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will teach a core course in environmental policy, courses in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice), and occasionally participate in the team-taught introductory and/or senior capstone courses in environmental studies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high quality research program analyzing national or international environmental policy, as well as mentor honors students. A Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required. Candidates should submit electronically to  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (one letter may be from someone outside academia). 

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position has been filled. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Diane Hutton, Academic Department Coordinator of Environmental Studies (; 413-542-2233).  For information about Amherst’s Environmental Studies Department, visit:  Amherst College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply.  The college is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.  Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.

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    • Skype interviews scheduled for week of October 31 - November 4