The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015.
Review of applications began October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must be broadly trained, with expertise in Culture and Environment, with experience in the environmental humanities and/or the humanistic social sciences and situated in the larger context of sustainable development. The area of specialization is open. Must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment.
The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in global and/or postcolonial environmental literature, environmental humanities, and upper-level coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a strong desire to contribute to a vibrant, growing department. We welcome applications from candidates whose work links two or more disciplines. The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.
The teaching load is three 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 scholarly research and teaching philosophy; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and 3) a 500-word maximum statement articulating your approach to the interface of sustainable development and Culture and Environment, including a discussion of how your work will complement the department’s existing emphases on sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, and environmental studies.
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Any questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Westerman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file to email@example.com.