TT Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Wofford College

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Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
United States
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 15:15 to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 15:15

The Environmental Studies Department at Wofford College seeks a natural scientist to join our multidisciplinary team of faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Candidates should have a Ph.D. awarded by September 2019 when the position begins. Applicants with expertise in climate systems, natural resources, or ecology are particularly welcomed.  Candidates are expected to be teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship. The teaching load includes 2 4-credit field/laboratory courses each semester and a 4-week January focused-study Interim term. 

The successful candidate will teach an introductory Earth Systems science course, a course focused on quantitative methods and models in Environmental Studies (including GIS), and upper level courses within their specialty area. All department faculty teach our interdisciplinary introductory seminar, capstone courses, and senior seminar from time to time, and we mentor a range of senior capstone projects that reflect the diverse interests of environmental studies students.

The new faculty member will actively engage in the department’s valued tradition of field studies and experiential education. Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and research will be valued in the search process. The ideal candidate will also embrace the collaborative spirit that characterizes the college. 

Our Environmental Studies Department provides the foundation for students to address the complex environmental problems of their generation, recognizing that approaches from the humanities and arts, natural sciences and social sciences are all needed for effective local, regional and global change. Field experiences foster the wonder and love for natural environments that motivate our students’ personal and professional choices. Environmental Studies BA and BS graduates have entered the fields of conservation, law, business, energy, land and resource management, environmental science, and engineering, among others. Please visit our website,, to learn more about our program, the Goodall Center for Environmental Studies, and the Milliken Sustainability Initiative at Wofford College.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 18 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

The college’s non-discrimination statement, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, is Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status. 

Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names and contact information for three references, to the address below.  Applications received by November 30, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please email all application materials, as attachments, to

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