DePaul University, Dept. of African and Black Diaspora Studies/Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Black Environmental Studies - Autumn 2023
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Black environmental studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Autumn 2023. This position is housed in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies.
We invite applicants whose research is situated at the intersection of Black Studies and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate's research and teaching profile will demonstrate expertise in the impacts of ecological crises and environmental racism on areas such as health, housing, food access, transportation, pollution, community safety, or climate change impacts, among others. Candidates’ profiles should also clearly indicate engagement with environmental justice and investment in the lived conditions of Black populations locally and globally within the context of the natural and built environment.
We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching address contemporary visions and practices of Black sustenance and sustainability. This includes projects on urban gardening and farming, the establishment of alternative green economies, reclamation and re-imagination of public space, and other subjects relevant to the study of Black ecologies.Required Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a PhD from an interdisciplinary or social science discipline, including but not limited to Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Urban Studies, or related fields. However, all candidates should also ensure that their materials indicate facility with social scientific perspectives and methods. All candidates are expected to highlight their investment in the guiding concerns of Black Studies and Environmental Studies.
The teaching load for this position is six courses per academic year, split 50/50 between the two departments. This load is typically two courses per each of three academic quarters (September-June) with about five weeks of winter break. There are many opportunities to develop community-based service learning courses in collaboration with community partnerships across Chicago.
We seek qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, mentorship and service. As stated in DePaul University’s Mission Statement, Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. Through education and research, the university addresses the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications are due by December 12, 2022 (edit: deadline extended to December 21, 2022)
For more information and application instructions, please visit the application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/116413
|Website:||http://abd.depaul.edu ; https://csh.depaul.edu/academics/environmental-science-studies/pages/default.aspx|
|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Race / Ethnic Studies