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Assistant Professor - Environmental Philosophy (71102) (EXPIRED)

Pratt Institute

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Environmental
AOS categories Environmental Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

Assistant Professor - Environmental Philosophy (71102)

Location: Brooklyn, NY


The Social Science and Cultural Studies Department in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in the field of environmental philosophy, to begin Fall 2022. Possible subfields include, but are not limited to, ecofeminism, queer ecology, environmental ethics, aesthetics, and climate justice. Working with a distinguished group of faculty in Philosophy and an interdisciplinary group of environmental educators in Sustainability Studies within the department, the successful candidate will develop and teach courses serving Philosophy and Sustainability Studies undergraduate minors, as well as the Institute's General Education program. In addition, the Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy will be expected to develop connections between the Liberal Arts and the degree programs in the Schools of Art, Design, and Architecture. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as a well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies provides students with the critical skills that expand how they perceive their intellectual, artistic, and professional work and offers a B.A. degree program in Critical and Visual Studies as well as a wide range of minors including: Psychology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Social Justice/Social Practice, Sustainability, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Our menu of courses in Environmental Philosophy includes Environmental Ethics, Politics of Climate Change, Making/Faking, Nature, and Animals, Ethics and Representation.

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a fairer, more sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


• Teach six courses per year (3 courses per semester).

• Develop and teach new Environmental Philosophy courses.

• Advise and mentor students.

• Participate in committee work and other service to the Department, School, and Institute.

• Build interdisciplinary collaborations both inside and outside the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Develop and maintain personal, scholarly and professional standing in the field of expertise and pursue individual research projects (e.g., publish in peer reviewed scholarly journals and present at professional conferences).



A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required and demonstrable expertise in the field of environmental studies.

Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching with a minimum of 2 years’ experience at the college or university level.

A record of scholarly engagement as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in academic journals and presentations at conferences is also required.

Application Instructions:

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2893827

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/2893827
Deadline for full consideration: March 21, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.pratt.edu
Time created March 4, 2022, 9:02pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 29, 2022, 5:45pm EST
Expired on August 29, 2022, 5:46pm EST
Last updated September 29, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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