Endowed Chair: Assistant Professor of Environmental Education

Amherst, Massachusetts
Aug 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 1, 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 accomplishments and plans, as well as ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 5) three professional references. All materials should be submitted via our website at: https://jobs.hampshire.edu/




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

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