Binghamton University — Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy / Environmental Justice

The Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton University, State University of New York invites applications for a tenure- track position at the level of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2022. 

We seek an environmental justice scholar who conducts innovative research within a specific policy area. Our new colleague will examine the economic, legal, societal, or race-related drivers of environmental injustice within topics, such as, but not limited to, energy, air, food systems, urbanization, or water / land resource policy. Our new colleague will study the social and/or political science of their area of policy concentration, be well-versed in the physical or systems science underpinning the topic, and able to convey an interdisciplinary understanding to students. Such a melding of human and natural systems is at the crux of the Environmental Studies Program and a recruitment focus for faculty members. We seek applicants who prioritize engaged, collaborative, or community-based research with Indigenous, African-American, Latinx or other minoritized populations. 

Teaching will include lower-level and upper-level environmental policy courses emphasizing local, state, and federal policy in the United States and incorporating environmental justice concepts. In addition, the faculty member will teach an upper-level specialty course that would contribute to our new sustainability systems undergraduate concentration and the Sustainable Communities master’s degree. Other courses might include one of our capstone classes or a research methods course. This person would serve as a mentor to master’s degree students working on a variety of projects. 

Binghamton University emphasizes research across departments through its trans-disciplinary areas of expertise (TAEs) on campus. These TAEs bring together and support university researchers interested in interdisciplinary projects in sustainable communities, smart energy, data science, health sciences, material & the visual world, and citizen, rights & belonging. 

Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental studies, political science, public policy, public administration, urban planning, geography, or a related field at the time of appointment. 

Application: Interested candidates should submit the following via the portal at:

  • Cover letter describing their policy and environmental justice research, their teaching philosophy, and a paragraph or two about how diversity figures into their teaching and/or research.
  • CV 
  • Names, affiliations, email addresses and phone numbers of three references 

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=D61426BCE45AFD7675C182369466A1A4?JOBID=138819 

For more information, email the search committee chair: George Homsy at ghomsy@binghamton.edu. 

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