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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
St. Mary's City, Maryland - Posted on: Thursday 06/02/16
St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, starting August 2016. St. Mary’s has a newly established and popular major in environmental studies, and we are interested in finding a colleague equipped to help further develop our program. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, a rigorous scholar, and an innovative member of our growing academic community. We are especially interested in an individual with teaching interests focused on the intersection of science and policy, and candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who can effectively bridge these areas are encouraged to apply.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. Research and recreational opportunities abound on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and by virtue of our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
A strong candidate will have a PhD before August 2016, interest in teaching in a liberal arts context, and a high level of commitment to creative, undergraduate education. We would prefer someone prepared to involve students in research and conference activities; and to help create local, national, and international field-studies opportunities. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and will include ENST 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies, an intermediate Topics in Environmental Policy course, an introductory or intermediate environmental science course, and other offerings aligned with the candidate’s area of expertise. Examples of other desirable courses include but are not limited to natural resource policy or management (preferably concentrating on estuarine or coastal systems); environmental policy, law, or governance; environmental justice and social movements; energy policy; climate change, and GIS or other quantitative field methods.