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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Amherst College, (Amherst, MA)

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)
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Lecturer in Environmental Policy, Tufts University Environmental Studies Program (Medford, MA)

Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Communication 

A full-time renewable, non-tenure track, lecturer position in Environmental Studies is available beginning July 1, 2015. The Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University seeks an individual with expertise in environmental policy and communication who is committed to enhancing our students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, and their ability to work across disciplines. Teaching responsibilities (equivalent of 6 courses per year) include an advanced course in the candidate’s field of expertise, mentoring individual student research as appropriate to candidate’s expertise, and courses in the following general areas: (a) environmental policy, (b) environmental communication/negotiation, and (c) interdisciplinary research methods/analysis. The successful candidate is expected to advise majors, and lead small group discussions on general environmental issues as part of our Lunch & Learn seminar series.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree and have experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The application materials should include:

  • Cover letter including a list of possible courses that the applicant could teach in his/her area of expertise.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy • Course overview and syllabus of a proposed hands-on/skill-building methods/analysis course. 
  • Course evaluations and syllabi for the last three courses taught 
  • Two confidential letters of reference   

Candidates should submit the materials listed above and arrange to have two confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors to: Questions about the position may be directed to Colin Orians, Director, Environmental Studies Program, at Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.   

 Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.