Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Justice

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH, US

Operating Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Justice
Long Classification Title  
Campus Location Durham
Department UNH COLSA Natural Resources & the Environment [UBNREN]
Summary of Position

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a dynamic, engaged scholar in the field of Environmental Justice. The ideal candidate will address questions of environmental equity and injustice, sustainability, cultural norms and values, and governance through a place- and community-based program of interdisciplinary research. Desirable scholarly foci could include science communication, traditional ecological knowledge, the representation and participation of marginalized stakeholders and communities in environmental governance, and the integration of social-ecological systems frameworks to investigate sustainability challenges. Candidates whose work lies at the intersection of diversity and equity issues within a broader water resources, wildlife, or forest governance context are especially desired. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant, externally-supported research program, and to teach a portfolio of existing or new undergraduate and graduate courses appropriate to their expertise that support student competencies in scientific and cultural literacy and communication, understanding diversity, and interdisciplinary research methods.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:
– Resume/CV
– Cover Letter
– Research Statement
– Teaching Philosophy
– Diversity Statement
– Contact information for 3 references; references will be contacted at the time of application to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Posting Number PF0495FY20
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in an appropriate field. Successful teaching experience or other relevant experience, with evidence of professional development and scholarly interest as reflected in research.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and engaged scholarship in environmental justice or closely related areas. Demonstrated ability to develop a vibrant research portfolio, with external support. Evidence of academic or program leadership. A track record of successful mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate students, with a commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Faculty Information Tenure-Track
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify  
Type of Position Faculty
Posting Date 05/24/2021
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 06/02/2021
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Tenure-Track
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date  
Departmental Information

The UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment comprises six academic programs, in addition to the Thompson School of Applied Science Forest Technology Associate of Applied Science program, and offers six majors and more than ten minors. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UNH offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and with other units including the Carsey School of Public Policy, the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Students
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here:

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Scholarly Documents (1)
  2. Recent Publications (1)