Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy
The Environmental Studies Department at the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Environmental Policy with a start date of August 2021. The Environmental Studies Department offers a B.A. in Environmental Ethics and Policy and a B.S. in Environmental Science. A Ph.D. in Environmental Policy or Public Policy with an environmental focus, or in any other field with evidence of expertise in environmental policy is required. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, ideally supported by past evidence of effective teaching at any level.
The ENV department is committed to diversifying our curriculum and our faculty. The successful candidate will have demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter, teaching statement, and/or a separate diversity statement. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience engaging with underrepresented students.
This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, tuition remission benefits, retirement contributions (generally after 2 years of employment), and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)
A complete application including all required supporting materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2020.
The successful candidate for the Environmental Policy position will offer stability to the B.A. program and teach courses in general environmental policy, as well as more focused courses in their area of specialization. The department is especially interested in candidates grounded in an environmental justice perspective and specializing in urban issues; applications are also welcome from those grounded in environmental justice with other areas of interest relevant to a broadly-based department/curriculum.
The typical teaching load is 3-3, with a single course release in the first year. In addition to teaching multiple courses in environmental policy, the successful candidate will develop and teach a course in environmental justice and contribute to the senior capstone. The person who fills this position will also be expected to supervise internships and connect to/partner with local community groups and NGO’s to enhance opportunities for students.
Education and Experience
Required: PhD in Environmental Policy or or Public Policy with an environmental focus, or in any other field with evidence of expertise in environmental policy.
Required: Demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter, teaching statement, and/or diversity statement.
A complete application consists of the following:
-A cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in the position and describes how the University's mission is compatible with their approach to teaching, scholarship and service (the University's full mission statement can be found at https://www.up.edu/about/mission.html). In the ENV department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission
-A curriculum vitae
-Unofficial graduate transcripts
-A statement of teaching philosophy, which includes candidate interest and/or experience in diversity and inclusion
-Names and contact information for three references whom we can contact.
Complete applications (including all supporting material) should be submitted by October 15, 2020.
Additional Information about the University of Portland and ENV Department
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission (https://www.up.edu/about/mission.html) of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the ENV department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission.