Environmental Law, Policy position at Colorado College (tenure-track)

August 23 2018

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Environmental Law and Policy

Is this a tenure track position? Yes

Position Status: Full-time

Position Summary:

Colorado College is hiring a tenure track assistant professor in environmental law and policy to join the college’s interdisciplinary environmental studies program beginning in August 2019. The position requires expertise in environmental law and policy as well as an ability to engage in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental questions. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses including Environment & Society (an interdisciplinary introductory environmental studies course), U.S. Environmental Law & Policy, International Environmental Law & Policy, and electives in their field of expertise. The ideal candidate will be a JD/PhD who has worked in the field of environmental law and can teach courses that incorporate environmental case law. Yet they will also be able to situate the law within broader political and social questions of the relationship between humans and the environment.


The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.


One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants must be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. The block plan lends itself to field and project based teaching. Funds and logistical support for field trips and community based learning projects are available through the college and through the environmental studies program.


Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.


Preferred Qualifications: J.D. and Ph.D.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. is required by the start of employment; expertise in environmental law


Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a writing sample, and (6) a graduate school transcript. Optional documents: Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, etc.).


Applications must be submitted through https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3477


All applicants will need to list at least three references to submit a letter of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission.


Review of applications will begin on October 12th. For more information, contact Prof. Corina McKendry at cmckendry@coloradocollege.edu.