Pitzer College, Office of the Dean of Faculty

Position ID:Pitzer College-Office of the Dean of Faculty-VPEA [#18809]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Environmental Justice and Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/12/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/17, finished 2022/06/11, listed until 2021/12/10)
Position Description:    

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

The Visiting Junior Scholars Program at Pitzer College seeks to recruit a scholar of special promise or distinction at an early career stage. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environmental Justice and Energy and Climate Change Policy to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum). In particular, we seek candidates whose work on environmental justice analyzes the impacts of energy and climate policy among communities of color in the United States. We are interested in candidates who bring empirical, ethnographic, applied, and/or mixed methods approaches to the analysis of environmental racism, energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental regulation, urban and regional planning, resource management, food and agriculture, urbanization, water, and/or land use. We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching will focus on the analysis of and solutions to climate-exacerbated racial disparities and the intersections between climate and air quality issues in disadvantaged communities. Familiarity with social movements and a strong justice orientation is desired. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on social or racial disparities, with preference for candidates whose teaching topics and applied experience relate to diverse ethnic and minority communities. This is a two-year, non-tenure-track position starting the spring of 2022.

Successful candidates will contribute five courses per year to our curriculum, including our intro-level core course, a course on environmental justice, as well as upper-division electives, such as energy and sustainability policy, or climate change policy. We seek candidates from diverse fields, such as economics, geography, political science, science and technology studies, public administration, or sociology, or with a PhD from an appropriate interdisciplinary program. Pitzer’s Environmental Analysis program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and applied research that is sensitive to rapidly changing social, political, and environmental contexts. Participants in the Visiting Junior Scholars Program will give at least one public talk during their time at the College. Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. If hired, collaborations with the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, the Institute for Global-Local Action and Study, or the CASA Pitzer program are also possible. Candidates with an interest in doing community-based research and developing civic/service-learning courses are highly desirable.

A complete application will include a cover letter describing research and teaching interest, a statement of diversity and inclusion, as well as a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Open until position is filled.

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1050 N Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA