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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK - TT Assistant Professor of Marine Social Sciences and Policy/Human Ecology Department

The Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor – AY in marine social sciences and policy. The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of scholarship, teaching, and service dealing with marine issues conceived broadly, and should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the social sciences (anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, economics, environmental studies, or related fields), focused on marine issues in either domestic or international settings, and have proven experience applying social science methods to significant marine issues.

The successful candidate should show potential to successfully obtain and manage grants to support research activities and maintain a record of scholarly publications. Research topics of interest for this position might include human dimensions of marine resource management; coupled socio-ecological marine systems and/or ecosystem services; ocean conservation and/or marine protected areas; sustainable use and management of marine resources and fisheries; governance, institutions and/or socio-economics of marine issues; equity and access for marine-dependent communities; law and policy dealing with small island states; climate change impacts on marine resources and communities; offshore development, pollution and environmental impacts; and other related topics. The candidate should be comfortable working with and leveraging interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences in marine issues, such as working with faculty in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers, as well as with a new Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the curriculum of the Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior undergraduate major, such as courses on natural resources policy; marine policy, governance and institutions; or human dimensions of marine conservation, among other topics (see curriculum at:, and may also engage with related teaching minors, such as minors in Sustainability and in Fisheries. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to work with graduate students in other departments across the School and University through participation in Graduate Faculty appointments. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or personal experience will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a writing sample or representative publication. Submissions to:

Western Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor, African American PoliticsEdit

About the Position: The Political Science Department and the American Cultural Studies Program at Western Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track position in African American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2018. The tenure line will reside in Political Science. Teaching responsibilities will be divided between Political Science and American Cultural Studies. 

Position Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching at both introductory and advanced undergraduate levels; an active research program; and service to the Political Science department, ACS, the university and to the profession. Teaching will include introductory and specialized courses in ACS, an upper division course in African American Politics, and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Criteria for promotion are described in the Political Science Department Unit Evaluation Plan, available on request.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or ABD in Political Science or related fields, with expected completion by June 15, 2019
  • Specialization in one of the following: African American political behavior, African Americans and American Political Development, African Americans and American Political Institutions, or African American Political Thought
  • Ability to effectively teach introductory and upper division courses in American Politics, including advanced courses in African American Politics and related areas
  • Ability to effectively teach introductory and upper division courses in American Cultural Studies
  • Ability to teach introductory research methods/social statistics
  • Ability to conduct high quality scholarship in the area of African American Politics
  • Ability to work and interact with culturally diverse student organizations and academic programs
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to pursue a methodologically intersectional approach to African American politics


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