Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sustainability position in the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability at Hofstra University. The department seeks candidates with research and teaching interests combining eco-agriculture and sustainable food systems with urban/suburban sustainability. The candidate will contribute to the overall interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mission of the department.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching general courses in sustainability science and policy.
Teaching an existing course in sustainability and food.
Developing additional undergraduate and graduate level courses in their areas of expertise.
Mentoring undergraduate students in independent research.
Supervising MA students in their theses and internships.
Taking leadership of current and future projects (such as proposals for a community garden and rooftop growing spaces) to utilize the Hofstra campus as a laboratory for sustainable suburban land use and urban agriculture.
Ph.D. degree required in field related to the position
Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.
Desire to collaborate with colleagues who have expertise in climate, paleoclimate, geohazards, data analysis, hydrology, food culture, and anthropology.
Ability to take advantage of the potential for significant local and regional impacts by addressing issues of social and economic justice in food systems through projects that take advantage of the resources and community outreach of Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, and Long Island’s active local food movement.
Commitment to broadening student participation and experience to support diversity, equity, and inclusion for students of all backgrounds.
Applications should be submitted electronically to https://hofstra.peopleadmin.com/postings/642 and include a letter of introduction discussing your teaching and research interests, your curriculum vitae, your commitment to diversity statement (including your experience with and plans for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion), and list of at least three references.
All applications received by December 15 will receive full consideration.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.