Posted: May 30, 2024

Environmental Social Science Half-Time Guest Faculty Position 2024-2025

Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY
Application Deadline: N/A

Environmental Social Science Half-Time Guest Faculty Position 2024-2025


Rank: Guest Faculty


Tenure Information: Non-Tenure Track


Job Description


Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a guest faculty position in the environmental social sciences to begin in either Fall 2024 or Spring 2025. The position is a half-time guest appointment, requiring four full days of presence on campus in a single semester or two days per semester over the course of the academic year. If teaching seminar courses (maximum 18 students), the faculty member will meet one-on-one with each student every other week to assist them in the conception, design, and execution of an individualized project related to the courses and their interests.


Candidates from all fields of environmental social sciences will be considered, although preference will be given to candidates who can teach Environmental Studies in conjunction with one or more of the disciplines of Anthropology, Geography, Public Policy, Political Science, Science, Society and Technology, or Sociology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching interests reflect an interdisciplinary social science approach to historical or contemporary global, national and/or local environmental issues, including but not limited to environmental justice, energy transition, urban sustainability, sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental activism, comparative environmental law and politics, political ecology, environmental or resource conflicts, indigenous environmental rights and sovereignty, and grassroots environmental politics.


Application materials must include a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; a resume; and three letters of recommendation.


Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


Compensation listed for this position is on a per-course basis, contingent on teaching experience.


 Required Qualifications


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be ABD in a relevant social science discipline and have experience teaching undergraduates.


Preferred Qualifications


Posting Number: F00166P



Open Until Filled: Yes


Salary: $10,500 to $14,000


Special Instructions to Applicants


Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled


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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.


The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC . For further information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at


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