JOB – Asst./Assoc. Professor of Environmental Ethics; Pratt

4923da51d4012c420e38f7fae921e999_400x400The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The start date for this new position is August 22, 2016.
Review of applications to begin March 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Located on a 25 acre campus in the historic neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, film, video, photography, computer graphics and other areas of art and design which draw students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the students’ core education and has several established minors (in Sustainability Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Psychology), a major in Critical and Visual Studies, and emerging curricular initiatives (in Sexuality and Gender Studies, Urbanism, Social Justice and History).

Position Responsibilities:
Teach 6 courses per year in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies.
Participate in curriculum development in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
Maintain sustained professional activity in field of expertise.
Contribute to the BA Program in Cultural and Visual Studies.
Participate in committee work and other service to the Department, School, and Institute.
Perform all other related activities as required

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and credentials. Please note we will consider appointment at rank higher than Assistant Professor only for candidates at advanced stages of their career.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a core area of the social sciences, history, philosophy or psychology. While disciplinary area is open, the successful applicant will be well-versed in the main issues of sustainability studies and contemporary environmental concern such as, but not limited to, resource extraction, climate refugees, and/or the global commons. Preference will be given to applicants who can offer courses that connect environmental ethics to one or more of the following areas of study: Critical Geography, Critical Race Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Sexuality and Gender Studies.

Job Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Review of applications to begin March 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing your teaching and research interests, a CV, and three letters of reference.