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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year visiting position with the possibility of reappointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of environmental justice, beginning July 1, 2019. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to): global environmental politics, political ecology, environmental political theory, environmental governance, environmental social movements, sustainable development, participatory action research, environmental health and/or sustainability science. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training in the environmental social sciences emphasizing the human dimensions of environmental problems. The candidate will play a critical role in teaching courses in the Environmental Studies Program, and will be expected to teach a course on environmental justice, a course that includes experiential learning, as well as other courses in their area of expertise, and to contribute to advising students in our Senior Program. Candidates with strong research and teaching interests in the intersection of environmental issues and social, political, and economic justice are therefore especially encouraged to apply.  The normal teaching load for this position is five courses per year.


We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. A PhD or other terminal degree (e.g. JD) in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, though ABD candidates who are close to completion will be considered. Candidates should submit (1) A cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position, (2) a statement describing their teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of their research interests, (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) a list of three potential references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Materials may be via Interfolio at

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Aaron Strong, Search Committee Chair, at  Our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018.


Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.