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Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Competitive salary
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Sociology
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies



The Department of Environmental Studies in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a position in Environmental Studies at the level of assistant professor, to begin in the fall of 2023.




Area of Specialization: Social Sciences (e.g., Environmental Studies or disciplines such as sociology, political science, cultural anthropology, international studies, cultural anthropology, or conflict analysis and dispute resolution).




The successful candidate’s research and teaching will approach critical questions of power, privilege, and difference through intersectional environmental studies grounded in social science methods.




The candidate’s specific theoretical and methodological grounding in the social sciences is open (e.g., Environmental Studies or disciplines such as sociology, political science, international studies, cultural anthropology, or conflict resolution), with those who use interdisciplinary approaches welcome; research and teaching foci may include intersectional race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, ecofeminism, climate justice, environmental justice, and indigenous studies.




The environmental studies department at Salisbury University values innovative, interdisciplinary environmental studies teaching through experiential learning, civic engagement, and critical pedagogy. Our faculty are award-winning teachers, successful grant writers, and accomplished researchers across disciplines (including American studies, ecology, environmental justice, history, microeconomics, and cultural and physical geography).


Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Primary job duties include teaching courses at the undergraduate level for the Environmental Studies Departments, engaging in scholarship commensurate with the department’s mission, service/outreach to the University, advising, and mentoring. Candidates must demonstrate an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.




Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. social science discipline or interdisciplinary program with a grounding in the social sciences, focused on the environment. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the expectation that the candidate completes the doctoral degree within one year of date of hire.




Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in, or experience with, interdisciplinary analysis, collaboration, and/or teaching is strongly preferred. Experience and preparation in inclusive undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda in intersectional environmental studies also is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates with documented excellence in both teaching and scholarship along with evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.




Applications received by September 30, 2022, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin Fall of 2023. Please visit our website to apply online.  See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  




To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following as PDF files: 1) A letter of interest, which includes a statement expressing the candidate’s intent or contributions to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and 5) three blind reference letters. Please have all blind recommendations provided either via an Online Credential Service Provider or directly from your professional references, sent directly to Ms. Jaime Bunting via email at All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System.  Please do not send any other documents via e-mail. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Michael Lewis, at




This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.




Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit




Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.


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