Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management

The New School

New York City, NY, USA 🇺🇸

Position Information

Position Availability:7/1/2022
Title:Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management
Requisition Number:0106071667
LocationNew York City
Position Type:Full Time Faculty
Position Status:Full-Time
Department:SPE/Dean’s Office
Responsibilities:The Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School invites applicants for a one year Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor appointment in the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Masters of Science Program, beginning on July 1, 2022 (
We seek a scholar with expertise in fields such as critical political ecology, critical political economy, critical development studies, global environmental politics and policy, environmental social movements and civil society organizing, environmental and climate justice, or Earth system, climate and sustainability governance. Applicants can also bring a focus on special topics; for example: biodiversity, climate change, water, mining, forests, waste, migration, land defense, environmental resistance, food systems, environmental economics, international law, borders, securitization, militarization, health, corporate power and financialization, or other topics. Diverse, cross-disciplinary and/or global approaches are particularly welcome. Ideal candidates will center critical and subaltern approaches; for example: intersectional, grassroots, frontline, counterhegemonic, radical, non-Western, non-orthodox, gendered, queer, Black, Indigenous, global South, anti-racist, decolonial, degrowth, posthumanist, postdevelopment, postextractivist, or eco-Marxist approaches. A capacity to teach mixed methodologies and/or field-related practice is a plus.
The successful candidate will demonstrate high standards in scholarly research, practice, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate actively engages the public sphere, such as in relation to public intellectual work, civil society organizing, social mobilization, policy and/or legal engagement, or scholar-activism.
The teaching load is five graduate/undergraduate courses per year or its equivalent, plus advising students and helping supervising capstone research projects. An active participatory role in the program’s community of critical learning, innovative research and public engagement is expected.
Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program features an interdisciplinary curriculum with a critical approach to sustainability and environmental issues. The EPSM program is deeply rooted in a commitment to environmental justice, intersectional diversity and systemic change that is attentive to history, diverse knowledges, and politics and offers students the ability to engage with a broad range of contemporary environmental and sustainability topics. The comprehensive 42-credit MS program offers students the ability to select a concentration in either policy or management, as well as take advantage of international field studies opportunities through the International Affairs program. The program focuses on contemporary environmental and sustainability topics and offers students experiential, practice-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. EPSM has strong curricular and programmatic links to the Tishman Environment and Design Center, a university-wide hub for environmental research and practice around environmental justice and the design of sustainability transformations. The EPSM curriculum reflects The New School’s tradition of bridging critical theory and transformative practice in progressive service to the world. We are educating students towards meaningful careers that contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
You can find more information on The Schools of Public Engagement and the Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management MS program here:
Minimum Qualifications:Qualifications:

Doctoral degree or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant field. ABD doctoral candidates with a clear timeline for completion in fall 2022 are welcome to apply.Academic accomplishments commensurate with the rank of appointment.Demonstrated successful experience in teaching, ideally with a trajectory in critical approaches.Demonstrated trajectory of work that decenters dominant knowledge systems while foregrounding historically marginalized and underrepresented knowledges and perspectives.Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.Demonstrated trajectory of work committed to diversity, equity and justice.We welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, and gender diverse identifying applicants.Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family:Schools of Public Engagement
Special Instructions to Applicants:To apply
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 30. However, review of applications will begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled.
Using The New School’s human resources website applicants must submit:cover letter that includes: statement of teaching, research & service to discipline or community.curriculum vitaewriting samplenames and contact information of three referencesteaching evaluations (and/or any other evidence of teaching excellence)Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.
For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit New School careers page:
Posting Date:04/26/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until FilledYes

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