Environmental Humanist

The Lafayette College Environmental Science and Studies Programs invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Humanities beginning in the Fall Semester, 2019. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at the associate or full professor rank may also be considered.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who will contribute to the degree programs in Environmental Science and Studies. The candidate should be capable of teaching an introductory course in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, an intermediate level course in Environmental Literature, intermediate and advanced courses in his or her area of expertise, and the environmental capstone course. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in Environmental Justice from an environmental humanities perspective are especially desirable. Backgrounds in Environmental Literature, Science and Technology Studies, or Religious Studies, for example, are of particular interest. Academic responsibilities include teaching 4 courses the first year, and then 5 courses per year thereafter, and participating in events and programming related to the Programs in Environmental Science and Studies. In all cases, the successful candidate will have training in Environmental Humanities, a promising scholarly record, and interest in and/or experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings.

The starting date is Fall Semester 2019, and applications will be accepted until October 1st, 2018. Candidates should submit a letter of application, brief statements of teaching and research interests, a C.V., a sample syllabus, a short writing sample, and have three letters of reference submitted to Interfolio here: apply.interfolio.com/51479. Candidates should include in their application an explanation of how their teaching, research and/or scholarship could contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Prospective applicants with inquiries about the position can contact Kira Lawrence, Chair of the Search Committee, at lawrenck@lafayette.edu or 610.330.5194.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.