Open Rank Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

Smith College

Northampton, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Location: Northampton, MA

Open Date: Jun 14, 2021

Description

The Environmental Science and Policy Program at Smith College invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a candidate who studies the environment and centers their teaching and research in Native American and Indigenous methodologies, themes, or narratives; the Ph.D. can be in the natural or social sciences, humanities, or an interdisciplinary environmental field.

The successful candidate will prioritize issues of justice, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates include, but are not limited to, those whose research seeks to understand and address environmental challenges, such as climate change, natural resource use and management, water and land access and governance, food security and food sovereignty, or public health. Demonstrated record of authentic engagement with Native American and Indigenous communities is desirable.

The teaching requirement is two courses per semester, with additional responsibilities for major and research advising. Teaching responsibilities include rotation in our program’s introductory and other environmental integration core courses, an intermediate-level course that focuses on Indigenous relationships with the environment, and one upper-level course per year in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program that engages undergraduate students. Strong candidates will have prior teaching experience. Details about the Environmental Science and Policy Program can be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/environmental.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is a leader in education of women with a demonstrated commitment to the study of the environment and sustainability (https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sustainable-smith). In addition to a strong interdisciplinary program in Environmental Science and Policy, exceptional institutional partners include: the Spatial Analysis Lab; the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS); the Botanic Garden; the MacLeish Field Station and Bechtel Environmental Classroom; the Center for Aqueous and Biogeochemical Research; Architecture and Landscape Studies studios, and the Five College Consortium, comprising Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage.

The member campuses of the Five College Consortium are undertaking significant efforts aimed at expanding academic offerings in Native American and Indigenous Studies, and embedding Native and Indigenous epistemologies, methods, and content across the curriculum. This work includes curriculum development, a cluster hire in NAIS, and student engagement, and is supported in part by generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate is encouraged to participate in the vibrant Five College NAIS intellectual community. Additional information is available at: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/89115 with a with a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; a statement of no more than 500 words explaining how your teaching, research and mentoring may support Smith’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the contact information for three confidential references. Semi-finalists will be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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