The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a visiting position at the assistant professor level in the area of environmental policy. This is a two-year position, beginning in July 2016, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender nationality, sexual orientation and religion.
The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law) and occasionally participate in a team-taught introductory course in environmental studies. Teaching in domestic and international policy is especially desired. A Ph.D. is required.
|Application Deadline: Reviewing begins December 1st, 2015 (position open until filled)
Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students – through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world.” Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.
The successful applicant for this position will assist the School of Education in implementing a planned Ed.D. degree in Educational Sustainability. Candidates will also be expected to teach graduate courses in Educational Sustainability, co-lead the development of coursework for the doctoral degree in Educational Sustainability, and teach undergraduate courses as needed. Candidates will also support all aspects of the Ed.D. including recruitment, student support, advising and mentoring, and service on dissertation committees; and provide leadership in the area of sustainability.
Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. This is a new position that will be located in a reconfigured program that is the result of the merger of existing majors in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. Studying the environment at Earlham is intentionally collaborative and multidisciplinary, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for engagement with both current and future environmental problems and problem solving. New institutional support for this program, alongside the recent development of a significant college-wide interdisciplinary effort in Global Leadership that includes a focus on sustainability, makes this an exciting time to be teaching about the environment at Earlham.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The faculty member occupying this position will be asked to teach courses supporting this new program, including: introduction courses in both environmental science and environmental studies; the senior capstone experience; and, an interdisciplinary and team-taught environmental problem-solving course.
The faculty member will also be asked to contribute at least one course in a natural science major, plus additional upper level environmental science courses. Research plans that include undergraduates are highly desirable.