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Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies (#535)

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The Mount Holyoke College Department of Environmental Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in environmental studies, with area of specialty in environmental and public health, to begin Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program or in a natural-science, social-science, or humanities field, or a doctorate in public health (DrPH). Ideal candidates will explore how pollutants affect the health of people and ecosystems, specifically focusing on the linkages among environmental processes, chemical stressors, and ecological and human health. We seek candidates who are committed to undergraduate, liberal-arts education and employ interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches in their teaching. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and intermediate courses in environmental and public health and advanced courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. A Ph.D. is required by start of contract period, and post-doctoral research, teaching, or mentoring experience is desirable. Teaching load is 3/2; salary is competitive. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

To be assured full consideration, all of the following should be received by June 10, 2017: letter of interest; CV; statement teaching philosophy; statement on mentoring a diverse student body; a list of possible courses in specialty (uploaded as Other Document); two illustrative syllabi, one for an introductory course and one for an advanced course (combined and uploaded as one pdf). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically but only after the completed application has been submitted; we therefore encourage early submission. For more information, please go to

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.