The Environmental Studies Program at Hobart & William Smith Colleges invites applications for the position of in-person, adjunct professor to teach two sections of a 200-level social science course in the major, Environment and Society, in the Fall 2021 semester. This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefits eligible position. Applicants who are interested in teaching in a liberal arts environment and will contribute to the College’s commitments to inclusivity and diversity are encouraged to apply.
Environment and Society introduces students to the study of relationships between people and the environment from a critical social science perspective, and provides a context for thinking about the social causes and consequences of environmental changes in different regions of the world. It focuses on how and why the human use of the environment has varied over time and space; analyzes different approaches to decision-making about environmental issues; and examines the relative roles of population growth, energy consumption, technology, culture and institutions in causing and resolving contemporary environmental problems. The course moves beyond the description of environmental issues to examine how social scientists explain how environmental and social factors produce environmental outcomes. Student enrollment in each section is approximately 25. Environmental Studies colleagues will offer significant support to the instructor in developing teaching materials for the course.
Term: Late August – December, 2021; Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:20-2:50 and 3-4:30pm.
PhD or ABD in environmental studies or related social science field; Willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues and students; Prior teaching experience preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three professional references via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/88969
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Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.