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Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (2023)

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Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington, VA

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (2023)

Location:
Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Jul 31, 2023
Description:

The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure stream faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  We seek an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar who will build upon our existing strengths, contribute to program leadership, and inspire students to action for environmental progress.  Applicants from a broad range of academic areas are encouraged to apply, particularly candidates whose work addresses applied environmental problem-solving. Example areas of specialty include (but are not limited to) policy development, stakeholder engagement, environmental innovation, sustainable development, engaged citizenship, community action, renewable energy, sustainable food systems, or resource valuation.    Candidates should highlight how they would utilize the university’s regional setting and/or travel abroad course opportunities to support place-based and experiential learning.  The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, dynamic, student-focused teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate education, mentorship, and scholarship. 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, the Environmental Studies Program strives to foster an inclusive campus and to advance diverse perspectives within the program and its curriculum. We are committed to preparing our students for engaged environmental citizenship by creating an educational community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.  In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. 

 Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.  Our historic campus, situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is home to a vibrant, welcoming community. 

 We respectfully acknowledge that Washington and Lee University exists on the homelands of the Yesa and their descendants, among them the Monacan people.


Qualifications:

A PhD is required by the time of appointment with relevant graduate coursework, and teaching experience is highly desirable.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin 30 September 2023 and continue until the position is filledCandidates should submit:

  • a C.V.
  • a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • names and contact information for three references (confidential letters of reference will be requested for semifinalists later in the search process) 

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/128531


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

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About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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