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
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 ENVSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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.