Lecturer II (Sustainability Studies Program)

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, US

Position Summary

The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a Lecturer II.  The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and academic life in the program and will have expertise in Sustainability Studies, with an emphasis on the social equity elements of the sustainability studies curriculum. 

 Candidates should be capable of teaching courses in the Sustainability Studies Program core curriculum, including Introduction to Sustainability, Environmental Justice Practicum, the Independent Sustainability Capstone, and topics courses in areas of the candidate’s expertise. Candidates must also be able to support development of internship opportunities, and to mentor students in independent studies.

 We seek applicants with expertise in the field of social sustainability, broadly defined to include the formal and informal processes; systems; structures; and relationships that actively support the capacity of current and future generations to create healthy and livable communities.

UNM is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status. The university is one of nine R1 universities designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutes, and one of just two that are designated Minority Serving Institutes. UNM has the highest enrollment of Native American students of any U.S. university.


Minimum qualifications: This position requires a Master’s degree in a relevant field, and the ability to join the UNM faculty in Spring 2021. 

Preferred Qualifications: Strong applications will demonstrate evidence of: (1) PhD or other terminal degree in a relevant field; (2) undergraduate teaching experience; (3) experience advising undergraduate students on independent projects, including capstone and internship projects; (4) ability to teach core courses in the Sustainability Studies curriculum (5) demonstrated contributions and commitment environmental, social, and/or economic sustainability and (6) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants should apply online at UNMjobs (https://hr.unm.edu/). A complete application consists of: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s interest in the position, their teaching philosophy, and their understanding of diversity in higher education; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three professional references. Applications must be received by September 1, 2020 for best consideration. Please note that you must complete the application in full prior to submission. Questions can be addressed to Melinda Benson via email ([email protected]), or postal mail (Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, MSC 01-1110, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131).

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.