Assistant Professor in Environmental Justice

College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Position Summary

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Justice. The tenure home for this position could be in any Arts & Sciences department at W&M, including but not limited to Anthropology, Government, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Psychological Sciences, and Sociology.

As the IIC intends to perform research in collaboration with external agencies, NGOs, and other partners, the successful candidate will clearly articulate their research agenda in the context of either current or potential new external partnerships that make improvements in real-world conservation outcomes. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise and interests in aspects of environmental and social justice that intersect with the conservation of global biodiversity, particularly in locations with indigenous and First Nation communities.

Teaching is valued equally with research and will include a course in environmental justice and in environmental ethics. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a research program that incorporates mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate research students. Candidates should clearly articulate how their work complements other conservation-related activities at William & Mary.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills. These will be assessed on the basis of the application materials, letters of recommendation, interviews with faculty and students, and the research and teaching presentations (if applicable).

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience teaching undergraduate courses and mentoring research students (undergraduate and/or graduate) will be viewed favorably.