Job Posting – Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (ESS) at Skidmore College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor. We seek a teacher-scholar who will strengthen our curriculum in Environmental Studies, while also complementing and enhancing the Program overall. This two-year position will involve teaching a total of 5 to 6 courses per year. The appointment is for the 2021-2022 and 2022 – 2023 academic years, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to (1) enrich interdisciplinary offerings on campus through courses; and (2) thrive in an undergraduate program within a liberal arts college, where excellence in teaching and advising is highly valued.

The successful applicant will have the ability to teach some combination of intermediate and advanced level courses such as: Environmental Justice and/or Human Rights and Development, Sustainable Development and/or Political Ecology, Global Environmental Change/ Global Environmental Governance, Public Lands & Oceans Management/ Environmental Policy & Law, Public Health or Environmental Education, or Innovative courses appropriate to the candidate’s specialty and areas of expertise.

Candidates with a background suited to teach the above courses (or related) are particularly encouraged to apply. The Program values applicants who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants are asked to identify their strengths and experiences in assisting diverse student populations to accomplish curricular goals. The candidate is also encouraged (but not required) to participate in the ESS Program’s support of vibrant research opportunities with undergraduate students.

Candidates should apply with a cover letter, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, a statement on inclusivity in the classroom, and a teaching portfolio (syllabi and student evaluations, if available). Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by August 31, 2021.

Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2021.

Please direct any questions to:
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies and Sciences Program
Skidmore College


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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