JOB – Asst. Prof., Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University

The Program in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2012. A Ph.D. in an area related to the intersection of sustainable development and the environmental humanities is required. The preferred candidate will have an expertise in labor studies and environmental justice as related to sustainable development. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of interdisciplinary teaching experience.

Evidence of effective teaching experience, advising experience and an active program of scholarship is required. The successful candidate will teach courses related to environmental humanities, environmental justice, literature and the environment, and fundamentals of sustainable development. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant interdisciplinary scholarly work and teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and (3) one writing sample.

Electronic applications will not be accepted. Send application materials to Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Search Committee Chair, Sustainable Development Program, ASU, Boone, NC 28608. Ph. 828-262-2910.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Any questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 15,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.