VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. While disciplinary field is open, we are looking for a social scientist to teach a departmental methods course* in the fall of 2018 and two additional environmental studies courses per year based on the applicant’s strengths. The methods course teaches our third year students how to write a research proposal and will ideally train them in both quantitative and qualitative methods with a focus on integrating social and natural sciences. Candidates with strengths in either qualitative or quantitative methods will be considered. The position involves two distinct roles: (1) conducting a varied portfolio of teaching activities, including undergraduate environmental studies courses, student advising and senior thesis mentoring; and (2) conducting research and publishing in relevant fields. It is expected that the course load will be 3 courses per academic year, with preference given to those who can teach courses that contribute to a new Environment and Inequality Track in addition to the methods course. This position is paid a full 12 months per year and salary support from grants and contracts is not required. The successful applicant may act as a Principal Investigator on proposals.
We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence or potential in teaching; those with experience working collaboratively across disciplines; and those who have engaged in activities promoting diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of commencing work. The start date can be July 1 or Sept. 1, 2018.
All candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement, (2) a research statement, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and if available (5) copies of teaching evaluations and course syllabi. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis beginning June15th and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send materials to:http://apply.interfolio.com/50923
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
*This course provides an introduction to a wide range of research approaches in the social and environmental sciences. We will cover the epistemological and theoretical foundations of various research approaches and discuss implications of these foundations for what research questions are answerable and what evidence one can bring to bear to answer such questions. By the end of the semester, students will be able to write a clear and answerable research question, and know what methods are appropriate to use to answer such a question. The class includes a grad TA and is limited to 40 students.