The Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies for a non-tenure track position. The position will run for one year with the possibility of renewal. The start date can be July 1 or Sept. 1, 2012 or Jan 1, 2013. We especially seek a social scientist who has expertise in teaching in one of the following areas: sustainable food and agriculture systems, climate and energy policy, water policy, global environmental politics, environmental ethics, urban environment, or institutional politics/common property. We are open to considering practitioners who would bring current and relevant environmental experience to the classroom. We also value teachers with experience working collaboratively across disciplines and experience working with community agencies and NGOs on engaged projects involving students. The teaching load is three courses per year, and the position entails supervising 5-7 senior theses or capstone projects. Depending upon the candidate’s qualifications, they may be asked to teach core environmental studies courses, so experience in teaching any of these courses will be a helpful addition to the candidate’s qualifications (please see envstudies.brown.edu for our full curriculum). Applicants must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant discipline at the time of commencing work. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 30, 2012; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Applicants should send a letter of application (including teaching interests and experience), curriculum vitae, sample syllabi (these can be draft proposals), and have three letters of recommendation sent as soon as feasible. Send materials by email attachment to Patricia-Ann_Caton@brown.edu, Center for Environmental Studies, Box 1943, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912