: IDCE - Enterprise administration 4304Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Jun 2, 2023Closes:
: Aug 31, 2023 - 11:59 PM EDTType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University seeks an interdisciplinary scholar to fill a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Governance and Justice beginning August 2023. Areas of research and teaching may include but are not limited to: climate change impacts and adaptation; sustainable development; environmental health; and urban resilience. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with communities and/or policy makers. The faculty member will teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with the possibility of reduction to support student advising in the Environmental Science & Policy (ES&P) MS Program. Courses will serve IDCE students enrolled in our Master's degree programs - Environmental Science & Policy, Community Development & Planning, International Development, and Geographic Information Science - as well as other departments and programs across campus (e.g., Geography, Biology, Global Environmental Studies, Center for Gender, Race & Area Studies). Visiting faculty are eligible for funding to attend conferences and other professional development activities. A doctorate in environmental studies and/or sciences or a related discipline is required at time of appointment.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and CV addressing their qualifications for the position, including previous teaching experience, ideas for courses they would teach while in IDCE, and a few paragraphs on promoting diversity and inclusion inside and outside the classroom.
Below are a few ideas that might be developed in diversity & inclusion paragraphs. These are by no means exhaustive. You might describe how you have gone about fostering inclusion and building pathways by:
- Creating an inclusive and accessible classroom/course (including developing your skills for doing this)
- Working with campus organizations that support underrepresented, first-generation, differently-abled or non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students
- Developing discipline or area-specific pathways to majors for such students (e.g., women in science)
- Mentoring individual students, faculty or staff from diverse backgrounds
- Training international students or mentoring faculty from developing countries
- Broadening the influence of your work for the public and enhancing underserved communities by participating in K-12 classroom, museums, or other afterschool programming aimed at fostering general education, excitement, and possibility (particularly in underserved populations)
- Developing educational programming through the media or social media
- Bringing results of research back to local or international communities
- Participating as a 'public intellectual' on timely issues
- Engaging in community activities around education, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.