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Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy and Politics

Job Details

The Environmental Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in environmental policy and politics, beginning fall semester 2024. We seek a candidate who approaches human-environmental challenges from a policy and politics (and/or planning) perspective within the field of environmental studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of five Environmental Studies (ENST) classes, including Environmental Policy Analysis, US Environmental Politics, and a course in their area of expertise. Completion of a Ph.D. (or appropriate terminal degree) in Environmental Studies or a related social science field, such as Political Science, Policy Studies, Public Administration, Geography, or Sociology, is required prior to or shortly after the hire date.

Applicants must submit the following material through Interfolio at Interfolio : 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) diversity/inclusivity statement, and 4) the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters upon request. The cover letter should provide an overview of teaching and research qualifications, and the diversity statement should describe how the candidate’s teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities, as outlined in the key goals of the University’s DEI plan. Review of applications will begin March 18, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3,200 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Environmental Studies Program can be found here . Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at this website .

Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position.

Salary Range or Pay Grade

$68,900 (for ABD candidates) to $72,900 (for candidate with PhD in hand)

Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Department of Campus Safety at Colgate University will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page here . Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

Colgate University

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