Pitzer College, Office of the Dean of Faculty

Position ID:Pitzer College-Office of the Dean of Faculty-VAP_EA [#21761]
Position Title: Junior Scholar
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Area: Environmental Analysis
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/05/11, listed until 2022/06/11)
Position Description:    

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The Visiting Junior Scholars Program at Pitzer College seeks to recruit a scholar of special promise or distinction at an early career stage for a 2-year position. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum. The expected start date is July 1, 2022. We seek a scholar whose work analyzes the impacts of energy and climate change, particularly 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 seek candidates from diverse fields, such as anthropology, geography, political science, science and technology studies, public administration, or sociology, or with a PhD from an appropriate interdisciplinary program. We encourage scholars whose scholarly and activist interests could be aligned with Africana Studies, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and/or gender & sexuality studies.

The successful candidate will contribute five courses per year to our curriculum, including our intro-level core courses as well as upper-division electives, such as energy and sustainability, or climate change. 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 to apply. 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, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and selected evidence of excellence in teaching.

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Further Info:
1050 N Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA