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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:

 Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies (2 Positions)Edit

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.

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.



Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Race, Identity, and Community -- Skype Interview StageEdit

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 (


Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Urban and Environmental StudiesEdit

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.


  • 6 Oct--starting requests for Skype interviews.

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

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) Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics

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 

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

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.



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

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 HumanitiesEdit

  • 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.


University of Washington (WA) - Assistant Professor, Marine and Environmental AffairsEdit

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:


Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies - Faculty position in Energy Systems AnalysisEdit

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

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