Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 1 July 2019.
We seek to hire an individual with interdisciplinary background in environmental studies who can complement our program’s current strengths in natural and social sciences. Areas of study are open but we are particularly interested in candidates from the environmental humanities. We anticipate that a candidate will have a disciplinary strength, but likewise that her/his scholarship will be interdisciplinary. In addition to courses in her/his area of expertise, the new hire will be expected to teach Introduction to Environmental Studies, a 200-level course in Environmental Humanities, and contribute to the co-taught capstone research course in the major/minor curriculum. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate education and student-faculty research.
Terminal degree in field is required (PhD preferred) with relevant graduate coursework, and teaching experience desired.
When applying to this position online, please submit supporting materials – a letter of application, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence if available. Completed applications will be accepted until 15 October 2018.
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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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