Visiting Assistant Professor of American Environmental Politics and Policy

The Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College invites applicants for a one-year joint position as a visiting assistant professor in Environmental Studies and the U.S. politics subfield, whose focus is on U.S. environmental politics and policy, and who can teach a range of courses on U.S. environmental politics, policy, law and institutions. In addition to an introductory US Politics and Government course and an introductory environmental studies course, the successful candidate must be able to teach three intermediate courses in some aspect of U.S. environmental politics and policy, one of which will be a senior seminar in the field of environmental politics and policy (for a total of five courses). These politics and policy courses could, for example, focus on environmental institutions, law and courts, public policy, environmental justice, or environmental policy history.

A PhD or ABD in political science, government, public policy environmental studies, or a closely related field is required. The projected start date is July 1, 2024.

As a joint appointment between the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Government and International Relations, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the collegial work of both academic disciplines. There are also opportunities to become involved in the College’s interdisciplinary environmental sustainability certificate program or the work of the Office of Sustainability.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, a C.V., teaching evaluations, a writing sample, graduate transcripts (can be unofficial), and at least three letters of recommendation to E-mail inquiries should be sent to Doug Thompson, Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Applications should be submitted by March 6, 2024 for full consideration.

The teaching load for a full-time visitor is five courses per academic year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.   

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  AA/EOE

Effective June 8, 2023 Connecticut College no longer mandates the COVID-19 vaccine or boosters. The College strongly recommends that all students and employees be vaccinated and remain updated with their COVID-19 boosters.    

Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.