Brandeis University seeks to hire a teaching faculty member in Climate Science to join the Environmental Studies Program in Fall 2020.
The Brandeis Environmental Studies Program offers an undergraduate major and minor. We take an interdisciplinary approach to examining environmental issues through coursework in the natural and social sciences, including economics, policy, history, ecology and the physical sciences. Our innovative learning programs take students into the field and the community with a focus on experiential learning.
This is a full-time appointment outside the tenure structure. It carries a 5-course teaching load per year (spread over 2 semesters) with an initial appointment of up to three years as an Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities will include the following courses: a multidisciplinary introduction to climate change and its consequences, an overview of climate science, deep-earth history, and two additional upper-level electives. The candidate will take an active role in advising undergraduate majors and minors in Environmental Studies, advise senior theses and independent projects as appropriate, and take an active role in Environmental Studies curriculum and program development. Candidates with evidence of successful teaching of diverse populations of undergraduates are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15131, should include the following: cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, syllabi of two courses (previously taught or in the planning) suitable for undergraduate students, a sample of scholarly writing and the names of three references, at least one of whom has knowledge of the candidate’s teaching abilities. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019 and review will continue until the position is filled.
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.
Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in climate science or allied fields in the natural sciences, completed by the time of appointment, and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate level. All candidates with expertise in any branch of climate science will be considered with preference for (but not limited to): atmospheric science, hydrology, geology, or oceanography. We seek a candidate whose scientific expertise qualifies them to teach courses complementing science courses in ecology, evolution, chemistry, sustainability, and citizen science currently taught at Brandeis.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.