JOB – Asst. Prof., Sustainable Community Dev., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The Environmental Studies (ES) Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in sustainable community development at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2013. We seek a colleague with teaching and research interests in sustainability with a solid background in a humanities field to support our rapidly growing program, and its recent emphasis on sustainable community development. Specific teaching duties include an introductory sustainable communities course, upper level sustainable communities, environmental justice and/or other ES core courses with a humanities focus, and contribution to our capstone course. Participation in the Colleges’ general curriculum including the first-year seminar, Readers College and our ambitious semester abroad program is possible. The candidate’s scholarly field should complement the expertise of our current faculty and the candidate should have a vibrant and creative agenda on some aspect of sustainability. Community service within and outside the Colleges is also required. We encourage and support our students to participate in a variety of community service opportunities, faculty research and the Colleges’ summer research program.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. within a relevant environmental/humanities field, and have evidence of strong undergraduate teaching and scholarly ability. ABD applicants may be considered. Familiarity with interdisciplinary work at liberal arts institutions is highly desirable.

For consideration, please send a signed letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching and research philosophy statements, and arrange to have at least three signed letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to:

  • Professor John Halfman, Chair
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Geneva, NY 14456

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.