JOB – Tenure Track – Director of Environmental Studies Minor

–Location: North Carolina
–Institution: High Point University
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Application Deadline: November 15, 2011 

High Point University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting August 2012 as Director of an emerging Environmental Studies minor. The Director would also teach courses in this interdisciplinary minor and his/her discipline area. The new program will consist of a two-course core curriculum that includes Environmental Science and Issues in Environmental Science, plus three electives from Environmental Economics, Global Issues in the Built Environment, Environmental Ethics, Environment and Society, and Asian Religions and Environmental Concerns.

We seek student-centered applicants who are strongly committed to teaching undergraduate students. A successful candidate must also have relevant leadership and/or administrative experience to bring expertise to the minor. Responsibilities would include establishing a strategic direction and long-term goals, working with departments on course scheduling, managing budgets, coordinating assessment protocols, and promoting and marketing the program.

We seek candidates with a proven record of scholarly publishing in an area of environmental studies, who have an ongoing commitment for further research, and who consider their research projects a means to enhance their classroom teaching. Further, the ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to the liberal arts and interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies. He/she must be eager to work with faculty and existing courses from across the curriculum to shape the minor. The ideal candidate will also be inspired to develop cross-curricular projects and initiatives that reach beyond the classroom to nourish student and faculty interest in Environmental Studies.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including business and economics, the sciences, and the humanities that are related to environmental studies. A Ph.D. in one of these disciplines is required, and the candidate will have a formal faculty appointment within the appropriate department. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. High Point University is an equal opportunity employer.

All candidates should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching and scholarship philosophy. Please send all materials to Dr. Stephanie Crofton, Chair of Environmental Studies Committee, c/o Susan Clark Campus Drawer 42, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262. The application deadline is November 15th when a review of applications will begin.

High Point University, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a private liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs.