Brandeis University, Sociology/Environmental Studies

Position ID:Brandeis-SOCENVS-ASCP [#17599]
Position Title: Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Climate Justice
Starting Date:2021/07/01
Appl Deadline:2021/01/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/19, finished 2021/05/10, listed until 2021/05/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Brandeis University Department of Sociology and Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a split-line tenured Associate Professorship with an emphasis on Climate Justice. This position would begin in academic year 2021-2022, pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar whose research addresses the disproportionate impacts of climate change and related adaptation and mitigation efforts on vulnerable social groups in any part of the world, especially communities of color and indigenous communities. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, but are particularly interested in candidates whose work integrates environmental and climate justice scholarship in innovative ways.

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a related interdisciplinary field, a proven publication record, and a substantial teaching portfolio. We welcome applications from tenured Associate Professors as well as senior Assistant Professors whose credentials would merit appointment at the Associate Professor level upon entry or shortly thereafter.

Teaching duties will be evenly divided between the two hiring units, and will include a course in Climate Justice, graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and core courses in each unit as appropriate. Dissertation advising in the field of Sociology, undergraduate thesis advising, and service at all levels of the university will also be expected. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and names and contact information for three referees. Brandeis is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should accordingly include a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement indicating how their experience, interests, and ongoing commitments might contribute toward maintaining departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity (see: Finally, applicants should provide a teaching portfolio that includes syllabi and evidence of teaching excellence.

Brandeis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarship, teaching, and service contributions, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials may be uploaded here: First consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2021, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to either of the Search Committee co-chairs: Professor Sara Shostak ( or Professor Rick Schroeder (

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Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453