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Environmental Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor

St. Lawrence University
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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St. Lawrence University seeks a qualified candidate for a one-year (potentially renewable for two additional years) Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Environmental Studies. We seek candidates from any field within Environmental Studies and Sciences that complements (without duplicating) our current faculty scholarship and course offerings. Candidates engaged in work that addresses emerging environmental problems through a novel lens are preferred. Potential areas of interest are environmental justice/racism, climate change/environmental modeling, biodiversity loss, emerging pollution issues, novel/anthropogenic evolution, de-growth, and socio-environmental synthesis/resilience. Candidates utilizing art or creative writing to address emerging environmental problems are also encouraged to apply. Lastly, we encourage applicants from all career-levels to apply, including mid-career and emeriti who may wish to continue teaching in the liberal arts tradition. A Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred but ABDs may be considered.

This person will teach two upper division courses in Environmental Studies per semester as well as participate in our nation-leading First-Year Program (total teaching load 3-3). The successful candidate will have an on-going program of research and published scholarship that may include undergraduate students, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications begins December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Sara Ashpole (, Search Chair.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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