Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Marine Conservation and Policy)

Colby College
Colby College - Waterville, ME

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Marine Conservation and Policy)

Colby College - Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Sep 13, 2022

The Colby College Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Marine Conservation and Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2023.  We invite applicants with interdisciplinary interests and expertise in human dimensions of oceans or coastal ecosystem management, policy, or conservation. We are especially interested in candidates who bridge the social and natural sciences with scholarship on dimensions of climate change, fisheries management, marine protected areas, or coastal zone management, marine extinction risk.

Maine is internationally recognized for its marine resources.  The state has more than 3,500 miles of coastline, vibrant fisheries and off-shore energy industries, and is home to nationally and internationally recognized marine science and policy institutes that provide opportunities for teaching and research. We invite candidates who can build a local, national or international research program.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline and a strong commitment to undergraduate research and education. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in marine conservation, marine environmental policy, environmental policy, an advanced course in the area of the candidate’s expertise, or in some years, the team-taught introductory environmental studies course or a research-focused capstone course.

For more information about the Environmental Studies Department, faculty, and curriculum, please see the Environmental Studies Department website at www.colby.edu/environmentalstudies. Colby College is a welcoming campus community which embraces individuals of all backgrounds. We are eager to hear from those whose teaching and research contribute to the diversity of our campus and who have a record of success mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to three example publications, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching to Interfolio [http://apply.interfolio.com/113431]. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to [email protected] with ‘Marine Conservation & Policy’ in the subject line.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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