Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Employer
Hamilton College
Location
Clinton, NY

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Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Sustainability
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Location:
Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 1, 2021
Description:

The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting position with the potential for reappointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of environmental justice, beginning July 1, 2022. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): global environmental politics; political ecology; environmental political theory; environmental governance; environmental social movements; participatory action research; climate change and racial justice; decolonizing environmental studies; indigenous environmental justice; environmental health; and/or sustainability science. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training in the environmental social sciences emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies Program and will be expected to teach a course on environmental justice, a course that includes experiential learning, as well as other courses in their area of expertise, and to contribute to advising students in our Senior Program. Candidates with strong research and teaching interests in the intersection of environmental issues and social, political, and economic justice are therefore especially encouraged to apply.  The normal teaching load for this position is five courses per year.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. A PhD or other terminal degree (e.g. JD) in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, though ABD candidates who are close to completion will be considered. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position; (2) a statement describing their teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of their research interests; (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) a list of three potential references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Materials may be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/91656.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].  Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-upstate-new-york/ as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at hamilton.edu/facts.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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