Assistant Professor, Environmental Justice – Virginia

William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virgina, USA
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The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC; at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Justice. The tenure home for this position could be in any Arts & Sciences department at W&M, including but not limited to Anthropology, Government, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Psychological Sciences, and Sociology. As the IIC intends to perform research in collaboration with external agencies, NGOs, and other partners, the successful candidate will clearly articulate their research agenda in the context of either current or potential new external partnerships that make improvements in real-world conservation outcomes. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise and interests in aspects of environmental and social justice that intersect with the conservation of global biodiversity, particularly in locations with indigenous and First Nation communities. Teaching is valued equally with research and will include a course in environmental justice and in environmental ethics. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a research program that incorporates mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate research students. Candidates should clearly articulate how their work complements other conservation-related activities at William & Mary.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills. Previous experience teaching undergraduate courses and mentoring research students (undergraduate and/or graduate) will be viewed favorably. Candidates must apply online at Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a focus in environmental justice or a related field at the time of the appointment (10 August 2021). To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statements of research and teaching interests, a statement of contributions to aspects of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), a one-paragraph description of a potential undergraduate course in environmental justice, and up to three representative products of scholarship (e.g. reports, publications, conference presentations). In the cover letter, applicants must also indicate their preferred home tenure department within Arts & Sciences ( Candidates will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, 30 November 2020. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check. William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For questions about this position, please contact John Swaddle ( who is the Chair of the search committee.
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