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Position: Environmental Social Scientist
Institution: The Evergreen State College
Location: Olympia, Washington, United States
Duties: 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; help students develop quantitative research skills in environmental social sciences
Requirements: Ph.D. in Environmental Social Science or related field. Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience in the environmental social sciences
   
Text: Environmental Social Scientist This is a full time 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. 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. The successful candidate is eligible for a continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11 . To apply, please enter the following information via our online application : Contact Information Voluntary Affirmative Action Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email ( 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. More: About the Faculty Hiring Process | Salary Range | Benefits | The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of contract start date. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
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