Assistant Professor - Environment & Society

Location
Laramie, Wyoming
Posted
Dec 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB PURPOSE:
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for Assistant Professor in the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) focusing on the cultural and social dimensions of environment and natural resources issues. We seek an accomplished and creative individual to provide teaching, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. This position will serve students across multiple academic programs, including BS degrees in Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Systems Science, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management; a JD/MA in ENR, and a graduate major in ENR.

The position is broadly conceived as focusing on environment/society, nature/culture relations. Candidates with backgrounds in environmental studies, social-ecological systems, environmental ethics, environmental justice, sustainability studies, environmental humanities and other relevant fields are invited to apply.

This position is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. The Assistant Professor will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses; perform research, scholarship and/or creative activity in related fields; and serve the University, State of Wyoming, and the· candidate’s broader field(s). We seek colleagues who can demonstrate 1) excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, 2) outstanding communication skills, and 3) capacity to advance the Haub School's reputation and vision. We are interested in candidates whose pedagogical and scholarly/creative work engages with themes including community-engaged practices, public-facing humanities, and/or nodes within nature-culture networks. We welcome candidates whose work engages with historically underrepresented communities.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate evidence of innovative, engaged pedagogy; inter- or trans-disciplinary excellence; and clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide teaching, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. This position will serve students across multiple academic programs, including BS degrees in Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Systems Science, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management; a JD/MA in ENR, and a graduate major in ENR.
Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses; perform research, scholarship and/or creative activity in related fields; and serve the University, State of Wyoming, and the candidate’s broader field(s).
Qualifications
Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Terminal degree in relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary pedagogy or scholarship;
  • Demonstrated experience in and capacity to develop a robust program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience delivering undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental studies-relevant fields;
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams or projects and production of interdisciplinary products;
  • Experience in pedagogies that develop skills in written/oral/digital communication, teamwork, and critical and creative thinking;
  • Experience in place-based and/or field experience pedagogies.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
Complete the online application and upload the following as PDF files for a complete application:

  1. A letter of interest that includes:
    1. Statement of teaching philosophy;
    2. Description of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
    3. Narrative description of the candidate’s research and scholarship trajectory, or a portfolio of creative activity.
  2. A detailed CV, and
  3. Contact information for four references (to be contacted only for finalists) Address applications to the search chair, Dr. Doug Wachob, Academic Programs Director. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence until on-campus interviews are conducted. Application process questions can be addressed to Kim Messersmith at [email protected]

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  

HIRING STATEMENT:
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  

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