Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis

We seek a tenure-track assistant professor in Climate and Energy Policy to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum in Environmental Analysis. In particular, we are searching for a candidate whose work analyzes the impact of the climate crisis on communities of color, Indigenous groups, and/or other vulnerable populations. The geographical region is open. Topic areas could include climate catastrophe, deforestation, desertification, water crisis, and biodiversity loss, as well as movements toward a just transition, decarbonization of the global economy, degrowth economics, climate justice, and/or regenerative approaches. We will consider candidates whose work on climate policy aligns with multiple social justice issues, including immigration, incarceration, policing, labor, race, and gender and sexuality, to name a few.

We are interested in a scholar-teacher who brings empirical, applied, and/or mixed methods approaches to the analysis of climate change, and whose research and teaching will focus on analysis of and solutions to climate-exacerbated disparities. Familiarity with social movements and a strong justice orientation is desired.

Pitzer College has an institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. The successful candidate will teach a section of Introduction to Environmental Analysis and may periodically offer a writing intensive first-year seminar. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, candidates should include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College. Electronic documents are required in the following formats: MS Word or PDF. The deadline for applying is September 20, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Compensation range: $88,000 – $92,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Pitzer College is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, tuition exchange program participation and more.

Questions may be directed to faculty_jobs@pitzer.edu