Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

University of New England

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of New England invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will have a primary focus area in the human dimensions of climate change. Secondary focus areas could include environmental policy and planning, renewable energy, planetary health, environmental justice, and/or theory and practice of social change.

Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Environmental Issues (a required course in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Core Curriculum); Society, Population, and Environment; Environmental Policy; and upper-level Environmental Studies electives.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree and be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. The desired candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a well-defined research program amenable to mentoring of undergraduates. In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to participate in service to the Department, college and university; curriculum development; assessment of student learning; and academic advising.

The candidate will join a long-established interdisciplinary department with 5 tenured faculty and 2 lecturers in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. The University of New England is located in Biddeford on the southern coast of Maine, where teaching and research opportunities abound, including within a 360-acre forest, the Saco River watershed and estuary, and with numerous community partners. UNE is located 20 minutes from Portland, one of the country’s most livable cities.

Review of applications will begin in mid-August, with full consideration given to application received by September 30, 2017. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
• Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
• Name and contact information for three professional references.

The University of New England has been included in the 2017 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges guide, received the Brookings Institution’s top ranking among Maine colleges and universities for its ability to increase students’ career earnings, and is included among the "Best Universities” in the North offering undergraduate and master’s programs in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 "America’s Best Colleges” listing.

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.


Deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2017