Assistant Professor

New York, NY, US


Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management Program (EPSM) with a start date of Fall 2018 (July 1, 2018).

The teaching load at The New School is five courses or equivalent per academic year primarily within the graduate EPSM program and with annual teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Environmental Studies program as well. University citizenship includes rotating leadership roles (such as chairing committees and task forces as well as serving as chair of degree programs), student advising, and service at the program, college, and university levels.

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 that is attentive to history 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. EPSMhas strong curricular and programmatic links to the Tishman Environment and Design Center, a university-wide hub for environmental research and practice. The EPSM curriculum reflects The New School’s tradition of bridging theory and practice in progressive service to the world. We are educating the next generation of students whose meaningful careers will contribute to building a more 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. The university seeks to bring practices in design and social research to issues of our time and challenges students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good. The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. 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. We strongly encourage candidates from groups historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and scholar in the environmental and sustainability fields. Candidates with expertise in climate change, climate justice, indigenous epistemology and/or approaches to climate justice, energy policy, global environmental policy and sustainability management will be at an advantage. Applicants must have a terminal degree in Environmental Policy, Urban Planning, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Natural Sciences, Sustainability or a related field in the social or environmental sciences. Faculty members are expected to produce scholarly work and/or have a professional practice appropriate to their faculty rank and areas of expertise.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Using The New School’s human resources website, applicants must submit:

1. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and teaching experience;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position;
4. teaching evaluations
5. the names of three references.

Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital work samples.