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Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Sciences – Fall 2014  

The Environmental Studies Department at Wofford College, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts institution in Spartanburg, South Carolina, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin the fall of 2014. Candidates from any social science discipline will be considered; a focus on environmental policy is desired.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher with demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in interdisciplinary teaching and research. He or she will actively engage in the program’s valued tradition of field studies and experiential education. The ideal candidate will also embrace the collaborative spirit that characterizes the College.

Teaching commitments will include interdisciplinary introductory and senior seminar courses, a sophomore-level course in environmental social sciences, and topical courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also mentor senior capstone projects in environmental studies; these take a variety of forms and topics that reflect the diverse interests of our students. The 3-1-3 load includes a 4-week January “interim” term.

Our Environmental Studies Department provides the foundation for students to address the complex environmental problems of their generation, recognizing that approaches from the humanities and arts, natural sciences and social sciences are all needed for effective local and global change. Field experiences foster the wonder and love for natural environments that motivate their personal and professional choices. Our graduates have entered the fields of law, business, energy and conservation, among others, through employment and further studies. Please visit the rest of our website, www.wofford.edu/environmentalstudies, to learn more about our program, our innovative Thinking Like a River initiative, and the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies.

Applicants should have obtained the Ph.D. by September 2014.   Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy to the address below.  Applicants should include the names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by December 15, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please email all application materials, as attachments, to ENVS-search@wofford.edu.

Wofford College is a private, selective liberal arts college with approximately 1600 students.  It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide equal opportunities and reasonable accommodation to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.