Environmental Social Scientist

Olympia, Washington State
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Oct 12, 2016
Dec 07, 2016
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Position Type
Full Time

This is a full time, regular* faculty position starting in the 2017/18 academic year.

Evergreen’s Graduate Program on the Environment seeks a faculty colleague to help students understand the social dimensions of environmental issues. We anticipate that successful candidates would come from disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, sociology, public policy, or interdisciplinary environmental social sciences. The ability to teach social science methodologies and perspectives to students with diverse backgrounds is more important than the specific area of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the economic, social, cultural, health, or policy dimensions of environmental (in)justice. The ideal candidate will have the ability to help students develop an empirically grounded and/or systemic analysis of historical causes, current patterns, and policy solutions to environmental problems with differential impacts on historically marginalized populations. Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary programs, with faculty teams collaborating across disciplines to design and teach an integrated graduate-level curriculum. The ideal candidate has the ability and passion to integrate the study of social and natural sciences.

A successful candidate must be able to: 1) teach foundational material and advanced topics within the environmental social sciences, which might include areas such as ecological/environmental economics, sustainable development, common pool resource governance, environmental health, systems of oppression, political ecology, critical race theory, social movements, environmental policy or planning, and program analysis; 2) help students develop quantitative research skills in environmental social sciences; 3) help students develop other analytical and methodological tools employed in the environmental social sciences, which might include research design, qualitative methods, and Geographical Information Systems; and 4) mentor thesis students in diverse research projects within the environmental social sciences.

The position is a regular continuing faculty dedicated to graduate students, with primary teaching responsibilities in the evening and substantial responsibilities for advising thesis research. Faculty in this position may rotate into the undergraduate daytime curriculum every fourth year.

*Regular is equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges.  A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Environmental Social Science or related field

* Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience in the environmental social sciences

* Ability to teach research design and quantitative research methods

* Ability to teach graduate-level writing skills

* Ability to mentor graduate students in thesis research

Preferred Qualifications:

* Graduate training in interdisciplinary research (e.g., IGERT fellows)

* Experience or demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary team-teaching

* Research or teaching experience in multiple areas of desired expertise

* Ability to teach qualitative research methods and mixed methods

* Research and teaching experience in the field of environmental (in)justice

* Experience working with marginalized and underrepresented populations

* Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing social justice and equity

* Commitment to helping the college achieve its goal of providing a positive learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff of every race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, (dis)ability and age.

Review of complete applications begins October 12, 2016. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

To apply, please use the "APPLY" button below and submit:

· Contact Information

· Voluntary Affirmative Action

Submit the following items as email attachment(s) to: facultyhiring@evergreen.edu:

* Curriculum vitae.

* Letter of application.

* 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice;

* 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice. (more information is available on our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/multiculturalexperience.htm )

* Examples of scholarly work (research papers or reviews);

* Three names and contact information for professional colleagues; two of which must submit letters of reference (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email at facultyhiring@evergreen.edu); and

* Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

For questions regarding this position, contact us at:

Faculty Hiring Coordinator

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002

Olympia, WA 98505

(360) 867-6861 voice

(360) 867-6794 fax

(360) 867-6834 TDD