Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Justice and Social Sciences


The Department of Environmental Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental justice and social science at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2024. Area of Specialization: environmental racism, environmental inequality/equity/inclusion, environmentally displaced communities, environmental precarity, and work at the intersection of indigenous and environmental studies.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits, including travel support and reimbursement for relocation. Faculty at the College cultivate a richly diverse academic community, pursue innovative teaching, and create high-impact scholarship. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit our Prospective Faculty page .


Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to effective undergraduate teaching in the context of a liberal arts college. Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary program in Environmental Studies or in the Social Sciences at the time of appointment is required.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, statement on research, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The teaching statement should address how your training and experiences have prepared you to teach in our introductory course (ENVS 118) and in one of the upper-division areas listed above.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the inclusive excellence of our academic program. In your cover letter and statement on teaching, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s mission ​and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Submission Instructions

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/130278.

Review of applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration applicants should have their materials uploaded before October 30. Initial interviews of selected applicant will take place in November 2023 via Zoom. Follow-up on campus interviews will be scheduled for late November/early December 2023. Questions about this search may be directed to Daina Cheyenne Harvey at dharvey@holycross.edu .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate an enduring commitment to academic excellence and who embrace the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium .

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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