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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Denison University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Basic Function

The Denison Environmental Studies Program invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2022.  We seek a colleague with a strong interdisciplinary academic background in environmental studies, a capacity for working across disciplinary boundaries, a commitment to supporting student learning in the liberal arts, and a specialty that complements the scholarly interests and teaching expertise of our current program faculty.  Our Program prioritizes hands-on, experiential modes of teaching and learning, with strong community engagement.  Through a broad array of liberal arts tools, we prepare students to be creative problem-solvers.  Please see for more information.  Candidates in all environmental specialties are welcome to apply; we are particularly interested in scholars who focus outside of the United States, in areas such as environmental justice, sustainable development, law, design, policy, GIS, entrepreneurship, behavior, and environmental education.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 students from across the nation and around the world. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty.  We put a strong emphasis on building supportive environments so that every student has the opportunity to succeed. 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( . Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Essential Job Functions

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all courses in the core of our curriculum: ENVS 100 Integrated Environmental Studies; ENVS 200 Environmental Analysis; ENVS 301 Environmental Practicum; and ENVS 401 Environmental Senior Project (see course descriptions at and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load (typically 5 courses per year) will include sections of core courses and advanced courses to meet the needs of the Program. The successful candidate will also be an active scholar who has demonstrated engagement in environmental sustainability initiatives with the broader community, and whose work prioritizes innovation and social change.    

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are required to have by August, 2022 a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained).   The successful candidate will: be an outstanding teacher/scholar who can teach effectively at all levels of our curriculum; be an active and engaging scholar; demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts education; and demonstrate the capacity to participate in a community-based interdisciplinary program. 

 Preferred Qualifications

Previous teaching experience, scholarly and teaching focus outside the United States,  in areas such as environmental justice, sustainable development, law, design, policy, GIS, entrepreneurship, behavior, and environmental education.  Demonstrated community engagement in environmental sustainability initiatives is of importance to the Program.   

Applicants must submit their application materials online at  Applications received by October 15, 2021, will receive full consideration.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

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