Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Amherst College

Amherst, MA, US

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental policy. Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2017. 

The successful candidate will teach a core course in environmental policy, courses in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice), and occasionally participate in the team-taught introductory and/or senior capstone courses in environmental studies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high quality research program analyzing national or international environmental policy, as well as mentor honors students. A Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required.

Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35746 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (one letter may be from someone outside academia). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position has been filled.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Diane Hutton, Academic Department Coordinator of Environmental Studies ([email protected]; 413-542-2233).  For information about Amherst’s Environmental Studies Department, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/environmental_studies. Amherst College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.


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