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Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Justice

University of St Thomas
Lilydale, Minnesota, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Environmental Justice
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The University of St. Thomas invites applications for a social science adjunct faculty position in the interdisciplinary department of Earth, Environment and Society. We seek a faculty member who can teach an Environmental Justice course and (potentially) up to two introductory Environmental Studies courses during the Spring 2023 semester (starting January 30, 2023). We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Environmental Studies courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who recognizes their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege, and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission. About the University of St. ThomasEstablished in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000+ students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs. The University of St. Thomas is in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul area, one of the nation's top 25 metro areas. Combine that with a visible corporate presence of seventeen Fortune 500 headquarters plus a diversified list of other companies with offices in the metro area, and you have a very strong, supportive business community that attracts bright, talented, people. A recent study found the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population grew nearly 8% from 2010 - 2017. Census data also shows that Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, both racially and ethnically, and at a faster pace than in the broader United States.

Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in a social science or environmental justice-related field with a doctorate preferred.Candidates with at least one year of college teaching experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:Application Deadline: October 30, 2022. Applications should be submitted online at After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application. Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: Curriculum vitaeA one-page statement that presents your teaching philosophy and evidence of developing and leading initiatives to support a culturally diverse curriculumEvidence of teaching excellence (e.g., student feedback on your teaching)

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