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Assistant Professor of the Practice of Climate Studies

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
Dec 15, 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
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
. The successful candidate will begin the position in August
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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