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Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Policy

Rowan University, Rowan University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open
AOS Environmental justice, Education and public engagement, including storytelling, Public policy and advocacy, Discipline-specific sustainability scholarship, and Sustainability practice.
AOS categories Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Job no: 495871
Location Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 1, 2022
Job description

Rowan University’s newly launched Catalysts for Sustainability program seeks to hire ten new faculty to develop, advance, and communicate solutions to humanity’s most pressing existential threats posed by the climate and biodiversity crises. The university-wide cohort will lead and collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities, catalyzing new initiatives in sustainability research, advocacy, and education while leveraging existing strengths. This project builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serving as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise related to the climate and biodiversity crises in one or more of the following areas: Environmental justice, Education and public engagement, including storytelling, Public policy and advocacy, Discipline-specific sustainability scholarship, and Sustainability practice.

The position is a tenure-track or tenured position at an open rank (e.g. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level) starting September 1, 2022. The successful candidate must be able to work with various stakeholders and will be active participant in Rowan’s new interdisciplinary Catalysts for Sustainability program. Within the University the candidate will work with their department, college, as well as the Catalysts for Sustainability newly hired faculty members from the various colleges. The candidate must also be an advocate for sustainability within the University, the community, and in other arenas requiring advocacy.

Possible interdisciplinary topics of interest include one or more of the following areas related to climate crisis or biodiversity: public policy and administration, legal and social regulations, economic and social impact, environmental racism and racial justice, ecofeminism and environmental feminism, human rights, the politics of natural disasters/weather/agriculture/land use, environmental area studies, or international cooperation about the climate crisis. Regional focuses can be within the United States, comparative in nature, or international area studies, and Page 2 of 2 we are especially interested in scholars who research the global connections of the climate crisis and biodiversity.

The successful candidate will:  Have a PhD in Humanities or Social Sciences or related to field (by September 1, 2022)  Have interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on issues of climate crisis and biodiversity.  The candidate must have a clear or established research agenda on one or both areas of climate crisis and biodiversity.  Candidates are expected to have a strong record of research and be able to compete for external funding. Evidence of excellence in teaching and prior experience teaching at the university level is desired.  The successful candidate can also be interested in public outreach, advocacy, and collaborative research about the climate crisis and biodiversity.  The successful candidate must be able to advocate (both in their research, teaching, and public outreach) for the role of humanities and social sciences research fields in solving the climate crisis.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Interested candidates should submit, as a single pdf through the online application system that must include: (1) a cover letter explaining your research, teaching philosophy, and why your profile matches the Catalysts for Sustainability program; (2) graduate transcripts; and (3) three letters of recommendation.
Web address to apply https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/495871/rowan-cata...
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Deadline for full consideration: January 15, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://sites.rowan.edu/catalysts/
Contact name Dr. Ellen Miller
Contact email
Contact phone 8566552517
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Scheduled expiry date June 19, 2022, 1:01pm EST
Last updated December 21, 2021, 3:52pm UTC
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