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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies - International Environmental Policy

Colby College
Colby College

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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies - International Environmental Policy

Colby College
Open Date:
Apr 29, 2024

The Environmental Studies (ES) Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in environmental policy to begin September 1, 2024. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, or a related interdisciplinary environmental field as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Candidates who are ABD with an expected completion date prior to September 1, 2024 will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses.  The candidate will teach an intermediate-level course in international environmental policy, electives in their area of specialty, and possibly teach a methods course or co-teach the introductory course for environmental majors and minors. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, international policy dimensions of climate change, food systems/agriculture, water resources, pollution, and environmental justice. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. For more information about the Environmental Studies Program, faculty, and curriculum, please see the Environmental Studies Program website at

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically: a letter of application that includes an expression of interest in liberal arts undergraduate education, curriculum vitae, a two page statement of teaching and research interests that includes evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching. Letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists. Application review will begin 5/31/2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to

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.


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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