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Department of Geography, Durham University: Assistant Professorship in Environment and Society

This is an exciting opportunity to appoint an outstanding individual as Assistant Professor in Environment and Society relations whose work will complement and extend the current work in any one (or more) of our core research clusters: Economy and Culture; Geographies of Life; Politics - State - Space; Urban Worlds.  Work with relevance to the topics of the Global Challenges identified by RCUK would be an advantage.  Successful candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field, demonstrate a track record of, or potential for, internationally excellent and world class agenda setting publications and securing external funding. They will show a commitment to delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the highest quality supervision to research postgraduates, and will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and masters-level teaching. In addition to their research, the successful candidates will perform departmental administrative tasks commensurate with their grade and contribute to our wider human geography teaching programme.

Further details are available at: The closing date for applications is November 10, 2017. Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 Sep 2018. Please direct any informal enquiries to Professor Gavin Bridge (

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Roanoke College

We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to participate in our rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, similar interdisciplinary environmental program, or closely related field, must be in hand or expected by August 2018. This is a tenure-line position, beginning in August of 2018.

The ideal applicant will have expertise that crosscuts the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, or in the Environmental Humanities. We are particularly interested in individuals with ability to develop coursework related to environmental justice. Ability to draw connections, based on research or practitioner experience, across local, regional, national and international environmental issues preferred, as is use of spatial analysis and/or GIS in research. We seek a highly collaborative individual who would work enthusiastically with colleagues in Environmental Studies, and across campus, on teaching and program-development, including possible curricular initiatives in Environmental Justice. The hire will work on team-development of an Introductory Environment and Culture course that forms part of our three course introduction to the major and minor, as well as teach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies in upper-level courses. The successful applicant will teach and participate in the development of 6 classes per year, plus an intensive-learning May Term course once every three years. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the distinctive Inquiry-based general education program of Roanoke College. Excellent teaching and development of an active program of scholarly or creative work is expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. In cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity at Roanoke College.  Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, statement of research program and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references to . References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point letters of reference will be required, on two weeks’ notice. Upon offer of position, official copies of all transcripts will be needed. For more information visit our program website : and the job posting on our website:


University of Oklahoma - Assistant Professor, Global Environment (Tenure Track)

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a multidisciplinary academic department in the expanding College of International Studies, invites applications for a new Assistant Professor position focused on the global environment beginning August 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates working on the historical, social, political, economic or geographic dimensions of environmental issues, climate change, and social movements for addressing environmental and climate challenges.

The person hired for this position will teach thematic undergraduate and MA-level courses in their area of expertise, including courses that are global or regional in focus. We hope to welcome a new colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusion and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete teaching evaluations for at least one class, and a writing sample.  Submit all materials electronically at:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups as we continue to build a diverse faculty. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Tenure Track Position Available at American University

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites candidates, from across the disciplines, with expertise in the politics of global climate change to apply for a tenured position at the Associate or Full professor level. Areas of particular interest include:

Climate vulnerability, justice, and adaptation including social movements, the disproportionate impacts of climate change on economically marginalized communities, the distributional consequences of institutional responses, and the social dimensions of adaptation as given by class, race, and gender

Science/politics/policy interface, knowledge-power, and the exclusionary dynamics and technocratic orientations of institutional responses

The potential and challenges for renewable energy systems in climate mitigation

Climate diplomacy, international institution building, and issues of macro-micro interactions

Climate finance mechanisms and their reception and impacts in developing countries.

As a school that includes a diversity of scholarly disciplines and approaches, we seek the best candidates without respect to a particular discipline. We seek scholar-teachers whose work is theoretically grounded, empirically tested, and policy relevant. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and commitment to university service. Candidates should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio at Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, and recent publications as well as a statement of current or future contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, mentoring and/or service. Queries about the search should be sent to Queries about the online application system should be sent to

University of Oregon Architecture/ Environmental Studies

Apply now Job no: 520588
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Environmental Studies, Instruction, Architecture/Art/Design, Humanities

Assistant Professor, History of Art & Architecture/Environmental Studies
9 Month

Application Deadline
Nov 23, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief description of courses taught or prepared to teach
4. Contact information for three references

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HA&A), in partnership with the Environmental Studies program (ENVS), invites applications for a tenure-track position in art or architectural history with an environmental humanities focus. We seek interdisciplinary candidates specializing in art and design practices of any historical period or region as these practices engage current issues in ecology, climate change, and the built environment. The ideal candidate would work at the intersection of art and architectural history, environmental studies, and one or more of these fields: cultural geography, activism and social practice, urbanism, critical theory, visual studies, design history, science and technology. We seek candidates whose intellectual approach engages with visual production in order to address pressing contemporary environmental, social, cultural, and ethical issues. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance HA&A’s existing strengths, which include urbanism and architecture; curatorial and exhibition studies; modern and contemporary art; and art of the Pacific Rim (especially the Americas and East Asia); and scholars who will advance ENVS's interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.

Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We encourage applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in HA&A and ENVS, with the tenure home in HA&A. The normal teaching load is 5 courses a year, 3 in HA&A and 2 in ENVS. Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of MA and PhD student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will build upon existing ecology-focused research and production within the College of Design (including Architecture, Landscape, Art, Product Design, and Planning) and across the broader university. In addition to the vast network of resources for environmental studies at UO, the Center for Environmental Futures primary among them, the College of Design offers collaborative research possibilities with the Yeon Center for Architecture and Landscape, Center for Artistic Research, Sustainable Cities Initiative, and Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their application cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. If you require administrative assistance, please contact Shaun Haskins ( (link sends e-mail)). For questions related to the position, please contact department head Kate Mondloch ( (link sends e-mail)).

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in art and/or architectural history or related field in hand by September 16, 2018.

Michigan State University


Lyman Briggs College ( and the Department of History ( at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system academic year position at the assistant professor level for a scholar of Environmental History, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on water and with an additional focus on one or more of the following: borderlands, social justice, race, subaltern, indigenous, colonialism, and post-colonial studies. The position will be 75% in Lyman Briggs College (LBC) and 25% in the Department of History (HST) in the College of Social Science and will start on August 16, 2018. Application materials must be uploaded by the candidate to the Careers @ MSU page at The job number for this position is 466185 ( The deadline to ensure full consideration of applications is November 15, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sean Valles, at

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