Lecturer, Sustainability

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Position Title Lecturer, Sustainability Advertised Title Lecturer, Sustainability Location Troy, NY Campus Search Number F19-00085 Portfolio School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Business Unit Science & Technology Studies Department Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Job Summary

Job Announcement – Non-Tenured Lecturer Position in Sustainability

The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applicants for a full time Lecturer position in the area of environmental inequality and political ecology beginning Fall 2019.

The STS Department at Rensselaer is known for its focus on engaged research and commitment to social and environmental justice. Our internationally recognized faculty have backgrounds in anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology. They bring to their teaching and research a unique interdisciplinary perspective on science, technology, and society.

The successful candidate will support our curriculum in Sustainability Studies, an interdisciplinary degree program housed in the STS Department.

Applicants must have a PhD or foreign degree equivalent in the social sciences or humanities (such as geography, sociology, anthropology, development studies, environmental history, environmental studies, STS, or related fields) and will have expertise in the area of environmental inequality and/or political ecology. Courses to be taught may include “Race, Class, and Gender,” “Environmental Justice,” “Globalization and Development,” “Sustainability by Design,” “Environmental Politics and Policy,” and other courses in the applicant’s area of scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach participatory action research, scenario planning, interpretive policy analysis, life cycle assessment, or other methods that are vital to engaged environmental research.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s first technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students from around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the “Tech Valley” region of the Hudson River Valley.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Job Posted Date In order to receive full consideration you must apply by Job Close Date New/Replacement Position New Additional Information Instructions for Applying

Please upload your confidential letter of recommendation for the named applicant. You may contact Ms. Kathy McNamara ([email protected]) for assistance.
For full consideration, please use the “Apply for this job link” found on this page. You will be asked to complete a short,online application, and to enter the names and email addresses for three referees who will later be asked to upload confidential letters of reference. In addition, you will upload the following:

  • 1. a letter of interest;
  • 2. a curriculum vitae;3. a diversity statement;
  • 4. a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement and a sample syllabus;
  • 5. evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level;
  • 6. selected publications (you may use the optional documents links for this purpose).
  • Application review will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
    For additional information, please visit http://www.cm.rpi.edu Quicklink http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7620 Applicant Documents Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/C.V.
    3. Diversity Statement
    4. Statement of Teaching
    5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    6. Optional Application Document 1
    Optional Documents
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      Posted: 1/23/2019
      Application Due: 6/14/2019
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