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Vacancy: Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College

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Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies (#474)

Date Posted: 12/19/2016Type/Department: Faculty in Environmental StudiesSearch Status: Search Is Open – Accepting ApplicationsApply Now: Would you like to apply for this position? To apply

The Department of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position in environmental studies with a focus on political ecology and expertise in development studies and/or global environmental governance. The appointment will be for three years. The successful candidate will be trained in social science and bring teaching and research strengths in the interconnections among bio-geophysical, political and social relationships, and their place in problems of sustainability, with an ability to engage issues in dialogue with ecological science, the humanities, and applied work or community projects. The teaching load is 3-2.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  PhD is required by start of the contract period.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, two syllabuses uploaded as one document (an introductory course and an upper-level seminar of your choice), and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

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