Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) (Environmental Studies)

New York University

New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸

New York University: NYU – NY: Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS): Department of Environmental Studies

Location: New York

Open Date: Aug 13, 2021

Deadline: Oct 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Environmental Studies at New York University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions. The appointments will begin September 1, 2022, subject to administrative and budgetary approval.

We are interested in innovative, interdisciplinary scholars whose research is in one of the following areas: 1. Urban Ecology; 2. Animal Welfare Science and Environmental Conservation. The positions will be housed entirely within the Department of Environmental Studies, but are part of a broader cluster of recruitment efforts in Transforming Ecologies in Urban Environments that spans the departments of Environmental Studies and Biology in this year’s searches and may expand to other departments. A primary aim of the cluster is to create a network for scholars working in these areas to collaborate across NYU. More information about this cluster and the broader cluster initiative can be found here and here.

The successful applicants will be interdisciplinary scholars with an excellent record of research and publishing who are ready to contribute to the education of undergraduates majoring in Environmental Studies and, eventually, graduate students pursuing a PhD in Environmental Studies. Applicants, especially for the Animal Welfare Science and Environmental Conservation position, will also be expected to teach and advise students in the department’s Animal Studies masters program and undergraduate minor. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research will advance the mission of the Department’s Center for Environmental and Animal Protection. We welcome candidates from a broad range of social science, physical science, and policy backgrounds (e.g., environmental studies, earth science, urban studies, ecology, political science, sociology, economics, public policy, geography).


Candidates should possess a Ph.D. by August 31, 2022, have an integrative research program that demonstrates the potential to be a leader in the field of Environmental Studies, and have proven ability to be an excellent teacher. Candidates should apply with a cover letter, CV, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, two exemplary writing samples, a research and teaching statement, and a diversity and inclusion statement.  The diversity and inclusion statement offers applicants the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence, which is a cornerstone of the Faculty Cluster Initiative and a core commitment of the Department of Environmental Studies and New York University.  Please send your completed application by October 20th 2021. All materials should be uploaded via Interfolio: For more information about the NYU Department of Environmental Studies, please visit our webpage.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

Application Instructions

Please provide the following in your application:

1) CV

2) Cover Letter (Including diversity & inclusion statement)

3) Three (3) Confidential Letters of Recommendation

4) Research & Teaching Statement

6) Two (2) Writing Samples

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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