Job TitleProfessor of Sustainability & Environmental Education
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ 51 335-59 025
Location Goshen, IN US
Deadline January 27, 2022
Contact Name Goshen College Human Resources
Phone US +1 (574) 535-7111
Goshen College invites application for a full-time appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education, starting July 2022. This appointment is based at the college’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.
This position supports the academic mission of Goshen College and Merry Lea by teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to sustainability and environmental education. The academic focus of this position is broadly in the field of sustainability, especially as it connects to humans, the environment, and society. Expertise in some combination of environmental policy, advocacy, sustainable community development, rural economic development, and similar areas would be especially valuable. This position includes teaching and advising work with students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (i.e., graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Environmental Education). Undergraduate responsibilities involve helping to deliver an immersive residential fall sustainability semester at Merry Lea, and teaching courses both in that program and on campus. This position includes time for ongoing research and writing in the candidates’ expertise.
In addition to the master’s, the department offers majors in Sustainability Studies and Sustainable Food Systems, and minors in the same areas. We also collaborate frequently with colleagues across campus in many departments. Merry Lea is a field station of a liberal arts college, so the students we work with tend to be highly motivated, but also often are in small cohorts. Thus we value robust collaboration within our faculty team and also with students, and we will prioritize candidates who have demonstrated interest and creativity around interdisciplinary collaboration and coalition-building. A history of collaborative grants (whether federal, foundation-based, or elsewise) would be a strong indicator of that capability. Lastly, as we seek to inspire future educators, someone who is them-self a strong and passionate educator is deeply desired.
Successful candidates should be able to teach such courses as Environmental Policy & Politics, Research Methods & Measurements, or Sustainability Seminars. Other possible topics would be in the candidate’s area of expertise and may include such courses as Environmental Issues & History, Sustainable Living Skills, and other new courses that the candidate and the department may wish to develop.
Doctoral degree in environmental or sustainability sciences or education, sustainable economic development, environmental policy, or any broadly related field.
Collaborative, innovative teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate teaching in an inclusive academic and campus community.
Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching and educational technology
Mentorship of student research
Active engagement in research and publishing
Public speaking and public relations
Interest in community collaboration and service
Ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students
Contribute knowledge and ideas to department and college endeavors
Experience teaching diverse college students
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