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Assistant or Associate Professor - Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geography, Climate Studies

The United States Military Academy Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering
West Point, New York
$89,622.00 to $110,253.00 per year plus benefits
Date posted
Feb 5, 2024

Faculty Position at The United States Military Academy in the Disciplines of Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Geography, Climate & Environmental Security, Renewable Energy Technologies, Climate Modeling, or Climate Policy

The United States Military Academy (USMA) invites applications for a non-tenure track, renewable position within the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, with a starting date as soon as the fall of 2024.  The position is sponsored by USMA’s Sustainable Infrastructure, Resilience, and Climate Consortium (SIRCC).  Applicants will preferably be at the assistant or associate professor level, although exceptional candidates at other ranks will also be considered. 

Applicants must have a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Geography, Climate & Environmental Security, Renewable Energy Technologies, Lifecycle Impact and/or Climate Modeling, Climate Policy, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Outstanding applicants with core specialties in other related areas of study will also be considered.  Salary is commensurate with previous experience and qualifications within the pay band advertised.

Critically important to this position is the ability and interest in researching and helping develop solutions for sustainability, climate, and/or resilience-related challenges within the U.S. Department of the Army. Teaching responsibilities will include instructing courses within the disciplines of environmental science, environmental engineering, geography, or geospatial information science. Candidates should also be able to inform curriculum development in their core specialty area. The selection committee will evaluate breadth and depth of professional experience, demonstrated scholarship excellence, leadership ability, and personal attributes. Dedication to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and curriculum development are essential requirements of this position. Individuals must display outstanding character and have a strong commitment to the intellectual and character development of cadets.

The mission of the United States Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of duty, honor, country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

The United States Military Academy is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center, and recreational facilities.

Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and recent examples of scholarship via email by March 5th, 2024, to Mary Ellen Kreder, Admin Officer, Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996-1695. Telephone: (845) 938-4869, FAX: (845) 938-3339, e-mail:


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