JOB – Wesminister College, Asst. Prof. of Environmental Studies

Westminster College’s Environmental Studies program seeks an assistant professor of Environmental Studies to begin Autumn 2012. We will hire an interdisciplinary thinker whose specialty straddles the social sciences and the humanities. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Environmental Studies or a closely related field such as Cultural Geography, Sustainability, or Environmental Economics.

The department seeks a dynamic educator who is prepared to teach a range of courses, from our team-taught Introduction to Environmental Studies to upper-division specialty courses and the Senior Seminar (with opportunities along the way to inspire and shape undergraduate research).

Our program is genuinely interdisciplinary, so we seek a promising scholar who explores the environment’s simultaneously civic and cultural significance. Possible areas of research and teaching expertise could be Cultural Geography, Environmental Ethics, Sustainability Studies, Environmental Economics, Urban Studies, Food Studies, Globalization Studies, or another emerging field. Westminster supports faculty scholarship with a range of grant and release opportunities.

The college’s thriving Environmental Studies program has fifteen contributing faculty members from across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. We work in concert with Westminster’s dynamic Environmental Center to engage students in service learning, undergraduate research, and civic engagement. With 90 majors and minors, Environmental Studies is one of the college’s most popular programs.

Westminster is particularly interested in candidates who can bring diversity to our campus through their teaching, life experience, service, and research. The Environmental Studies program is committed to enhancing student learning related to diversity and global consciousness.

Application Instructions: (1) Please complete the online short application through the job board; (2) Submit a cover letter, a CV, and a teaching statement that includes a discussion of interdisciplinary teaching addressed to Jaime Glauser, Administrative Assistant, School of Arts and Sciences, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 or to  We will begin reviewing applications November 28th.

Westminster College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. Impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. Located where the magnificent Rocky Mountains meet the vibrant city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends the best of curricular and co-curricular learning. The college enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in four schools: School of Arts and Sciences; Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business; School of Education; and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.