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Job Announcement: Environmental Humanities Asst. Prof., Westminister College

2014 September 6
by smonani

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks an interdisciplinary scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor whose work is grounded in the Environmental Humanities or the Arts.

Preferred research and teaching interests include gender studies, critical studies, and/or international perspectives on environmental issues. This position begins in Fall 2015; Ph.D. in a relevant field must be completed by August 2015. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory Environmental Studies courses; the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach existing and/or create upper-division courses in her/his area of expertise. We seek an excellent teacher with demonstrated ability to facilitate active student engagement and to provide effective mentoring to undergraduate researchers.

The Environmental Studies program at Westminster College is an interdisciplinary program with concentrations in humanities, science, and the civic environment. Students are engaged in research, activism, and creative activities around the Salt Lake City urban area and across Utah. Student learning is enhanced by robust co-curricular programming through the Environmental Center, with opportunities such as the Westminster Bicycle Collective, the Organic Garden, STARS campus sustainability research, and ongoing collaborations with community partners such as Utahns Against Hunger. Since beginning less than ten years ago, the Environmental Studies major has grown to nearly 70 students and includes an impressive list of alumni accomplishments as researchers, activists, scholars, and entrepreneurs.

Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. We seek candidates who can demonstrate skills, experience, and potential to facilitate the learning of all students, including those historically-underrepresented in higher education (such as students of color, LGBT+ students, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, and more).

Westminster College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. Impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. Located where the magnificent Rocky Mountains meet the vibrant city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends the best of curricular and co-curricular learning via experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. The college enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in four schools: School of Arts and Sciences; Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business; School of Education; and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Because Westminster is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination, the College prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws. You can find more information at the college website.

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