Brandeis University, Meyerhoff Chair of American Environmental Studies

Position ID:Brandeis-MeyerhoffChair-MEYERHOFFCHAIR [#22186]
Position Title: The Jack Meyerhoff Chair of American Environmental Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Environmental Justice and Policy
Climate Change
Environmental Racism
Environmental Health
Starting Date:2023/07/01
Appl Deadline:2022/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/07/27, finished 2023/03/18, listed until 2022/12/18)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor, to hold the title of The Jack Meyerhoff Chair of American Environmental Studies. The position would begin in academic year 2023-2024. This position is subject to budget approval. We seek candidates whose research addresses environmental justice in the United States, which could include a focus on environmental racism, the disproportionate impacts of climate change, climate related migration, or the impacts of environmental processes and policies on health, housing, or employment. We welcome a variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches, including historical work, qualitative and quantitative methods, and spatial analysis.

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates should have the PhD in hand by June 2023. Applicants should demonstrate potential for high-quality research and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. More senior candidates should have a proven publication record and a substantial teaching portfolio. Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, including undergraduate courses that can be cross-listed with the American Studies and Environmental Studies Programs, and core courses in Sociology as appropriate. Dissertation advising in the field of Sociology, undergraduate thesis advising, and service at all levels of the university will also be expected. The course load is two courses each semester. Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; an article-length writing sample; a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and names and contact information for three referees. Recommendation letters may be requested at a later date.

Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. In the statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, applicants should address how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional pluralism, justice, and unity. Finally, applicants should provide a teaching portfolio that includes syllabi and evidence of teaching excellence.

Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials may be uploaded here: First consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2022, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee chair: Professor Siri Suh ( Additionally, members of the search committee will be available to meet informally with potential applicants during the ASA meeting in Los Angeles, CA between August 5 and 8. Please contact Professor Suh to arrange a meeting.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

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Further Info:
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453