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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Marine Conservation and Policy)

Colby College
Waterville, Maine
Closing date
Nov 12, 2022

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The Colby College Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Marine Conservation and Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2023.  We invite applicants with interdisciplinary interests and expertise in human dimensions of oceans or coastal ecosystem management, policy, or conservation. We are especially interested in candidates who bridge the social and natural sciences with scholarship on dimensions of climate change, fisheries management, marine protected areas, or coastal zone management, marine extinction risk.

Maine is internationally recognized for its marine resources.  The state has more than 3,500 miles of coastline, vibrant fisheries and off-shore energy industries, and is home to nationally and internationally recognized marine science and policy institutes that provide opportunities for teaching and research. We invite candidates who can build a local, national or international research program.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline and a strong commitment to undergraduate research and education. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in marine conservation, marine environmental policy, environmental policy, an advanced course in the area of the candidate’s expertise, or in some years, the team-taught introductory environmental studies course or a research-focused capstone course.

For more information about the Environmental Studies Department, faculty, and curriculum, please see the Environmental Studies Department website at Colby College is a welcoming campus community which embraces individuals of all backgrounds. We are eager to hear from those whose teaching and research contribute to the diversity of our campus and who have a record of success mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to three example publications, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching to Interfolio:

Inquiries may be directed to with ‘Marine Conservation & Policy’ in the subject line.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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