Visiting Assistant Professor – Department of Environmental Science

The Department of Environmental Science at Allegheny College invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2017.  Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility to extend for two additional years or convert to tenure-track.  We seek an individual with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in environmental studies and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving and collaborative research opportunities, and to assist with a new departmental initiative to train students for the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.  A Ph.D. and previous teaching experience is strongly preferred. Teaching load is equivalent to 6 courses per year and will include upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and those in the college-wide freshman-sophomore curriculum. Other courses might include those focused on environmental justice, ecological economics, environmental policy, climate science and change, subjects in the environmental humanities, or core courses in the department’s curriculum.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is committed to climate neutrality by 2020 and the candidate will have opportunities to contribute to campus sustainability.  The environmental science department is consistently ranked within the top 5 environmental science departments in the country by, the department is also one of the oldest, having been established in 1972. Interested candidates should e-mail application materials (cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements) as a single PDF file (with candidate’s last name as filename) to Three reference letters must be sent to the same email address.  Review of applications begins on June 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered.  Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: May 26, 2017