Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England Keene, NH, USA Position: Full-time Faculty
Start date: July 1, 2021
The Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England invites applications for a full-time appointment in its innovative, interdisciplinary graduate department with programs leading to Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration. The selected candidate will teach graduate courses, advise student research and applied projects, and advance their own research and service agenda, which offer student learning and funding opportunities.
We seek a highly collaborative faculty member to teach courses in environmental humanities and support all degree programs as the Department looks to grow and expand nationally as a School delivering programs in face to face, low-residency, hybrid, and online formats. We invite applications from individuals who are enthusiastic about innovative, experiential and interdisciplinary approaches to education and environmental studies. We seek a colleague committed to social justice and inclusive education with a record of professional collaboration, applied research, peer-reviewed or popular publications, and community engagement. Full-time faculty members are expected to devote 60-80% of their time to engagement with student learning.
We imagine that successful candidates will have both broad and deep training in environmental humanities. Duties include teaching graduate courses in any aspect of the environmental humanities, which may include Environmental History, Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Literature, Eco-Criticism, Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Society, Environmental Anthropology, Eco-Theology, Digital Humanities, Qualitative Methods, Cultural Geography, or Environmental Justice. Duties are also expected to include serving as faculty mentor for doctoral student learning domains, serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees, and advising master’s and doctoral students. There will also be opportunities to develop new courses in the areas of your interest and/or field study trip courses.
Full-time faculty members are also expected to have active engagement in our on campus learning community, engage in scholarship, service to the institution, and professional or community service related to their Antioch role. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in-hand at contract start date; prior graduate teaching experience a plus.
Antioch University and the Environmental Studies Department
Founded in 1853, Antioch University emphasizes learner-centered education to provide students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. Antioch University New England (AUNE), one of Antioch University’s five regional campuses that draws and serves students from across the country. We use a distinctive graduate education pedagogy that mixes academic rigor with experiential learning and social engagement. The NE campus is located in the beautiful Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire, which offers numerous cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
The Environmental Studies Department at AUNE educates visionary, effective leaders in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting, founded on academic excellence and principles of justice and sustainability. Our department is aware of the long and well-documented history of the ways in which the environmental movement, particularly in the United States, has oppressed cultures, peoples and voices, which has prevented some groups from fully participating and contributing to environmental issues. And environmental problems disproportionately impact historically marginalized groups—including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, Indigenous communities, women and LGBTQ people. We believe these communities must be centered in our work and scholarship. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or who are members of other marginalized communities.
AUNE's Environmental Studies Department is home to a range of innovative faculty- and student-led research and public engagement initiatives, including the Antioch Bird Club, Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, Center for Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing, Community Garden Connections for food justice, Conservation Psychology Institute, Monadnock Ecological Research & Education Project, The Institute for International Conservation, Wild Treasures, and Whole Terrain literary journal.
To apply, submit an application as a singlepdf document that includes your statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Environmental Humanities” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020.
For more information about the position, contact Dr. Elizabeth McCann, Department of Environmental Studies, at email@example.com.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.
Antioch University New England became a leader in progressive education in 1964. Since then, we’ve expanded our degree options in areas such as management, psychology, counseling and therapy, and environmental studies, while still leveraging the effectiveness of experiential education. Find a degree today that inspires you, and begin your pursuit of a successful career and meaningful life.