Environmental Studies - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

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St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental studies, beginning August 2019.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their teaching, scholarship and/or service.

The successful candidate will be an environmental scientist with an academic interest focused broadly on the local and global environmental impacts of agriculture. Areas of expertise could include agronomy, agro-ecology, food systems, regenerative agriculture, or the environmental benefits of sustainable agriculture, or subsistence, indigenous, and/or cross-cultural food systems. In addition, field-oriented knowledge of the natural world and an ability to teach field-oriented courses that could utilize our Living Laboratory, our department’s 100-acre working landscape, and regional farms are preferred. This person would also take on a significant leadership role in managing the Living Laboratory, and preferably establish a research program at that site. This person will teach three courses per semester including Introduction to Environmental Studies as well as upper division courses in their field of interest or related subjects that complement the existing curriculum, and rotate in to the university’s First Year Program and/or teach in other university programs such as the Sustainability Program, Adirondack Semester, or other off-campus programs. The successful candidate will also have an on-going program of research and published scholarship that may include undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. is strongly preferred; advanced ABD will be considered.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications begins January 10, 2019. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Sara Ashpole at sashpole@stlawu.edu.

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.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.