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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies (ES) Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in sustainable community development (SCD) to begin in the fall of 2014. We seek a colleague with a solid background in the social sciences who has an internationally diverse understanding of and approach to sustainable community development. Specific teaching duties include locally-based and hands-on introductory and upper level sustainable community development courses, along with Environment and Society and other social science based core and capstone courses for the ES program. The candidate's scholarship and community service should dovetail with those of our current faculty and focus on some aspect of sustainability. International experience and perspectives are highly desirable. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Colleges' general curriculum, including the first-year seminar, Readers College and our ambitious semester abroad program. The rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program supports one of the largest majors on campus, and actively encourages students to participate in a variety of community service and research opportunities during both the academic year and summer months.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field of social science by fall 2013, and show evidence of strong undergraduate teaching and scholarly ability. ABD applicants may be considered. Familiarity with interdisciplinary work at liberal arts institutions is highly desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

For consideration, please send a signed application letter, curriculum vita (CV), teaching and research philosophy statements, as well as arrange for at least three signed letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover by regular mail to:

Professor John Halfman, Chair
Environmental Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: halfman@hws.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  For more information about the program see http://www.hws.edu/academics/envirostudies/.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.