Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS): Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
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Summary: A one academic year (approximately 9 month) teaching position in a rapidly growing undergraduate major at GVSU. A public institution with a Carnegie classification of Comprehensive Masters located in West Michigan, GVSU is dedicated to highly engaged teaching of diverse learners within a liberal arts tradition. Department/Division: Environmental and Sustainability Studies/Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies Campus: Allendale How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter, resume, and teaching statement. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance with the online portal, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about the position itself should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Amy McFarland at Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 18. Posting may close at any time at the discretion of the University.
Required Qualifications and Education: • Masters degree in a relevant field, such as environmental history, environmental policy, ecology, or related areas • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • Interest in working and teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective Preferred Qualifications and Education: • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as environmental history, environmental policy, ecology, or related areas • Experience in experiential teaching and/or innovative pedagogies • Record of community engagement • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion • Expertise in water and/or energy issues Responsibilities – Essential Functions: • Teach 12 credits (4 courses) each semester. Expected courses include ENS 201 (Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies) and ENS 300 (Principles of Sustainability); other courses are possible depending on the expertise of the successful candidate. Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions: • Work collaboratively with other ENS faculty to support ENS students
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