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Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in our Environmental Studies Department, commencing July 1, 2018.  The successful candidate will approach environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective and will use active pedagogy to engage students in the field of environmental studies. The candidate will teach a total of five classes during the year including Environmental & Social Justice, Environment & Society, Environmental Policy, an upper level in their area of expertise, and one repetition. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a related social science field, such as Political Science, Policy Studies, Geography, Anthropology or Sociology, although advanced ABD standing may be considered.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2,300 students.  It is located in South Central Pennsylvania twenty miles west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. Dickinson has a national reputation for leadership in global and sustainability education. The Environmental Studies Department is one of the oldest and most broadly established small college programs in the nation, offering a wealth of research and co-curricular opportunities, including the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, the Dickinson College Organic Farm, and the Center for Sustainability Education. The Department maintains strong relationships with the Food Studies and Health Studies Certificate programs.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Candidates should submit the following via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu:

Letter of interest; Contact details for three references (at least one speaking to teaching ability); Teaching statement that references the candidate’s teaching philosophy, experience and ability to teach the following – Environmental & Social Justice; Environment & Society; Environmental Policy; and an upper level course in their area of expertise; Current CV.  

Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


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