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Visiting Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$55,000.00 - $55,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00788 - Environmental & Sustainability

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin Fall 2022


The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Utah is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor (Lecturer) for a two-year term.

Essential Qualifications. The successful candidate must provide evidence of the following. (i) PhD in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary field allied with the study of the environment and sustainability, including but not limited to anthropology, atmospheric science, biology, earth systems science, ecology, economics, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental justice, geography, geology, political science, psychology, and sociology. (ii) Record of effective teaching in topics related to the environment and sustainability, especially in an interdisciplinary context.

Desired Experience. Additional desired qualifications include: (iii) research impact on topics related to the environment and sustainability, (iv) societal impact resulting from research and/or teaching especially related to issues surrounding environmental justice, and (v) evidence of effectiveness in online/remote instruction.

Responsibilities. The successful applicant will teach six courses a year in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program (three per semester), including but not limited to: introduction to environmental science, introduction to environmental and sustainability studies, and environmental justice (more information available here: Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate teaching assistants and engaging undergraduate students in your research.

The ENVST program is committed to removing systemic barriers encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups. We strive to recruit and retain faculty, students, and staff who will further enhance our diversity and support the academic, professional, and personal successes of our community.

Required Materials. Applicants must submit a (a) cover letter outlining accomplishments in research, teaching and service, (b) statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion ( EDI ) that provides evidence of experience in advancing EDI in teaching and research relative to the values stated above, (c ) curriculum vitae, and (d) two example syllabi (uploaded under Applicant Document – Other).

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/15/2022

Close Date 05/16/2022

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN00837CF

Type Faculty

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