Environmental Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

The Program in Environmental Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor position in environmental studies, beginning July 1, 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests concern responses to global climate change. Candidates with training in environmental policy/politics (preferably international) and relevant fields in the social sciences (economics, environmental management, urban studies, natural resources management, political science, public policy, geography) are encouraged to apply. A PhD at time of appointment is strongly preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.

Full-time visitors teach four courses per year, two per semester. In addition to an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies course, (ENVI 101), the visitor will teach three intermediate/advanced courses in environmental policy broadly defined, ideally two of them having an international focus. Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; consequently, we strongly prefer applicants who can demonstrate a capacity for excellent teaching as well as scholarship. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. We encourage you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by January 15th, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration. Using this Interfolio link: http://apply.interfolio.com/39785 please submit a Cover Letter, C.V., a two-page Teaching Statement that addresses your teaching approach and describes courses you might teach at Williams, a two-page Research Statement that describes the focus of your scholarship, a Writing Sample, Students Evaluations if applicable, and three Confidential Letters of Recommendation.

Inquiries may be sent to [email protected]. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.