Political Economy of the Environment Visiting Faculty Position at Bennington College

Vermont, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Bennington College invites applicants to apply for a one-year full-time visiting faculty position with a focus on the political economy of the environment for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses that support our offerings in both Environmental Studies and Political Economy. We are interested in a candidate who can use their expertise in political economy to engage undergraduates in debates surrounding the pressing issues of the moment; e.g. the linkages between climate change and economic growth, the role of Pigouvian taxes within a Green New Deal, the relationship between workers and environmentalists, and the political economy of environmental (in)justice. Possible areas of curricular interest include: the ecological history of capitalism, macroeconomics of the environment, resource and environmental economics, growth models and the limits to growth, and labor and the environment. Beyond the environmental focus, candidates should also be able to contribute to the broader political economy curriculum (e.g. history of economic thought and econometrics). 

This position will be responsible for teaching four courses. The ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to student-centered pedagogy. A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD will be considered.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.  

Candidates should apply online at https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0uv2z by submitting: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings; 4) links to, or examples of relevant recent professional work; and 5) contact information for three references. 

Review of applications will begin on March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.