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Assistant Professor of the Practice of Climate Studies

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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Academic / Research
Social Science / Humanities
Climate Change
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Full time
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Vanderbilt University seeks an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Climate Studies to teach in the new interdisciplinary Climate Studies major, scheduled to launch in Fall 2022 in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt. This major is part of a group of broad initiatives on climate change across the university.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate might include an interdisciplinary introductory course, a methods or practices course, upper-level special topics courses, and capstone-immersion courses. The position carries a 3-2 course load. Other responsibilities include serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies. This is a non-tenure-track three year appointment with the possibility of renewal pending a review process.

Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving state-capital city that enjoys a moderate climate; excellent parks and natural areas; a strong and varied economy; and diverse food, music, and cultural opportunities. Greater Nashville is home to multiple colleges, museums, and music and art venues, including the new National Museum of African American Music.

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We seek candidates with scholarly interests and strong teaching skills in areas related to climate change and its impacts on society. We invite candidates from the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, with a preference for a social scientist with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary engagement. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant field in hand by August 16, 2022.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit your application by January 15, 2022, with the following materials: a curriculum vitae; a writing sample (dissertation chapter or article) and description of scholarly interests; teaching statement (with a list of courses taught in recent years and evaluations if available); two syllabi (from existing or planned courses); a statement discussing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and three letters of reference. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio: . The successful candidate will begin the position in August 2022.

Candidates from racial and ethnic minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Nashville, TN - 37240
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