The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in qualitative social sciences. This is an open-field search for a scholar with primary training in environmental studies or related disciplines, and expertise in a sub-field such as agriculture/food systems, urban studies, geography, or environmental public health. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall of 2024, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.
The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of qualitative social sciences. Courses will be determined based on the particular expertise of the faculty member, for example: agriculture/food systems, urban studies, geography, or environmental public health, or other areas of interest. In addition, the person in this position will teach one of the required courses for the major – likely Environment and Society (ENVS 101) and/or Environmental Policy (ENVS 208). The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph. D. or appropriate terminal degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2024-25. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran's status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive benefits package.
Special instructions to applicant:
A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement (or statements) on your teaching philosophy and expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory's online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/
*By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.
Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 27, 2023 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Questions about the position can be addressed to: Professor Rumi Shammin <email@example.com>, Director of the Environmental Studies Program, preferably by email or at 440-775-5316.
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