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Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F000052
Position Title Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Department Environmental Studies
FLSA Status Exempt
Faculty Status ASSOC-VP-ACAF
Supervisor Title Assoc VP Academic Affair
Status Full-time Visiting Faculty
Tenure Track No
Position Summary

The program in Environmental Studies at North Central College invites applications for a three-year visiting position in Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Sept. 2017. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental studies or a related field such as political science, geography, or economics with a firm grounding in environmental politics and policies, their economic and social consequences, and the role of citizen activism in shaping local to global environmental policies and sustainability initiatives. Beginning in fall 2017, the environmental studies program is expanding to offer a major; therefore the exact area of specialization is open, but we are most interested in candidates who can work across traditional disciplinary boundaries to create innovative curriculum within our three areas of emphasis: society and the environment (humanities/social sciences), science and the environment, and sustainability and the environment (business). Expertise in energy policies/systems/resources, sustainability, and/or GIS is a plus. The appointment will be to the program of environmental studies and the most relevant cognate department. The successful candidate will be expected to work with colleagues throughout the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business & Entrepreneurship to develop and teach courses that respond to a broad range of student interests. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence and ongoing scholarship in environmental studies and willingness to mentor student experiential learning through research, internships, and activism.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine.

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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please email Martha Bohrer, Chair, Environmental Studies Search Committee, at

Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested candidates should apply by clicking the “Apply for this Job” link above. You will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Names and contact information of three professional references
Optional Documents