Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University


The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in Human Geography or Physical Geography, doing research relevant to questions of environmental justice, and an interest in working to promote diversity within environmental disciplines. This is a three-year position with potential for renewal based on performance. The position involves three distinct roles: (1) conducting a varied portfolio of teaching activities, including undergraduate geography courses, student advising and senior thesis mentoring; (2) designing and implementing a summer program for undergraduates that promotes diversity in environmental studies and sciences; and (3) conducting research and publishing in relevant fields. It is expected that the course load will be around 2 courses per academic year, depending on advising load, and may include courses that contribute to a new Environment and Inequality Track offered by the IBES undergraduate program. Because of the summer programming, this position is paid a full 12 months per year and salary support from grants and contracts is not required. The successful applicant may act as a Principal Investigator on proposals. Applicants are sought with expertise within any subfield of Geography with relevance to the environment and environmental justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence or potential in teaching; those with experience working collaboratively across disciplines; and those who have engaged in activities promoting diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of commencing work. The start date can be July 1 or Sept. 1, 2017 or Jan 1, 2018. All candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement, (2) a research statement, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and if available (5) copies of teaching evaluations and course syllabi. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2017; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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