Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Studies

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

United States

November 15, 2021

Description

Position Information Position Number 005638

Working Title Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Studies Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col) Department Global Studies Position Designation Faculty Employment Type Permanent - Full-time Months per year 9 Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Department of Global Studies (established 2009) is to promote multidisciplinary research while providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens of the world. As such, curricula are designed to give students a broad appreciation of the economic, geo-political, and socio-cultural foundations of a rapidly changing global system while offering them the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues of a global nature – peace and conflict, development and sustainability, genocide and human rights. Advanced foreign language competency is emphasized to enhance student research, communication, and engagement. Finally, students acquire direct international experience through participation in study abroad, exchange, or some other relevant international activity.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals. Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work. Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work. Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: https:// provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Global Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Global Environmental Studies. We encourage applicants from fields in the social sciences or humanities who can bring a global, multidisciplinary perspective to the social, economic, and political challenges arising in the Anthropocene. Specific research foci might include, but are not limited to, environmental racism/justice, environmental movements and governance, global health, sustainable development, ecofeminism, and climate migration. This position will begin 15 August 2022.

Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the humanities or social sciences at the time of appointment; 2) evidence of an active research program; 3) a demonstrated capability to pursue external funding; 4) the ability to offer courses that contribute to the core curriculum of the Global Studies major; and 5) a commitment to the education of the department's diverse student population.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

N/A

Necessary Licenses/Certifications Special Notes to Applicants

Applicants must apply electronically at https: // jobs.uncc.edu (position number #005638) and attach (1) a cover letter, (2) cv, (3) statement of research interests, (4) statement of teaching interests and (5) names and addresses of professional references. Candidates who proceed to the second stage of consideration will be required to provide letters from their professional references and copies of their teaching evaluations. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Review of applications will begin 15 November 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. If you have questions, please contact, Professor Dale L. Smith, Chair, Department of Global Studies, UNC Charlotte at dale.l.smith@uncc.edu.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Job Open Date 09/28/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/15/2021 Proposed Hire Date If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

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  • Research Interest Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Contact Information for References
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