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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

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North Central College, IL
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Naperville, IL 60540
Job Description

Position Summary:

The Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Program at North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies beginning August 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in applicants in the fields of environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice, and/or geography. The successful candidate will teach our interdisciplinary core spanning all levels of students including People and Nature, U.S. Environmental Issues, and Environmental Problem Solving. Candidates will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their own field of expertise and to contribute to an interdisciplinary general education program. Candidates who can help advance the College’s community-engaged learning and experiential, inquiry-based learning initiatives are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in environmental studies or a related field is required; ABDs within one year of degree completion will be considered. Applicants with postdoc experience and/or experience being the instructor of record in undergraduate courses are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as a commitment to scholarship that ideally includes collaboration with undergraduates.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center that opened in March 2017. The College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine.

For more information, please visit: or email Dr. Chandreyee Mitra, Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program, at

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format.

North Central College values diversity and is committed to social justice, equity and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities will be weighed in the candidate’s favor.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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