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Assistant Professor of Politics (Global Environmental)

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Sep 20, 2023

Assistant Professor of Politics (Global Environmental)

Location: Walla Walla, WA
Open Date: Sep 19, 2023

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Politics seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track position beginning August 2024 with expertise in Global Environmental Politics, broadly conceived, at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the start of the position. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplinary homes. The successful applicant will offer courses of their own design in support of the Politics and ES-Politics majors, including a mix of introductory courses and advanced seminars, and contribute to the College's general education requirements. Areas of scholarly interest and expertise might include global perspectives on: environmental racism; Environmental Justice; Political Ecology; decolonial strategies; plantations; land grabs; climate change and migration; urban environmental politics; conservation politics; climate governance; political thought and the environment; agriculture and food sovereignty. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research centers the Global South as a political category.

Our department takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, with a strong commitment to methodological pluralism and diverse modes of scholarship, including scholar-activism, community-based research, and other kinds of public-facing research. In addition to the College's vibrant and growing Environmental Studies program, the candidate would have the opportunity to contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Indigeneity, Race and Ethnicity Studies; Gender Studies; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and the Center for Global Studies, or to new emerging curricular formations.

The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to sustain an active scholarly or creative research agenda and to participate in faculty governance, mentorship, or other forms of service that contribute to the overall functioning of the college.

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Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment.

Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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