Miami University — Assistant Professor, Western Program

Western Program:  Assistant Professor Tenure-track position to teach courses in environmental policy and advocacy at the undergraduate level, maintain an active research agenda, advise students, and provide service to the institution.  Position begins Fall 2019.

Require:  Ph.D. in environmental studies or closely related field by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to applicants with a strong background in the scientific disciplines relevant to their expertise in environmental policy; or research interests in one or more of the following areas (broadly defined): domestic and international environmental policy, environmental activism, biodiversity and conservation, and/or climate justice.

The Western Program is a unique Miami University enterprise that offers an Individualized Studies Degree (BA) for undergraduates who design a portion of their own plan of study and complete a senior research project (  The senior project becomes part of each student’s professional portfolio.  Western graduates follow diverse career paths that include positions in the healthcare industry, environmental education, journalism, and conservation.  Graduates have also developed small businesses and pursued graduate studies in the sciences and in law.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative writing samples (2-6 representative publications/pre-prints), teaching philosophy, research statement, and a diversity contribution plan (as “other” document) to   Cover letter should articulate capacity to connect with researchers in different disciplines that will enhance one’s research on environmental policy issues.  The program strongly values diversity and inclusivity (see: and is committed to diversifying its faculty representation. Diversity plan (submitted as “other” document) should explain how one can enhance the diversity and inclusivity of our academic community through research, teaching, and service (maximum 2 single-spaced pages).  Program will solicit letters of recommendation from references listed in application.  For inquiries about posting, contact Nicholas Money at Screening of applications will begin November 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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