Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

  • Knox College, Environmental Studies Department
  • Knox College, East South Street, Galesburg, IL, USA
  • Feb 12, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Environmental Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Environmental Studies at Knox College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of environmental studies beginning September 1, 2024. There is a possibility of renewal. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on some aspect of the environmental social sciences, including but not limited to environmental policy, environmental history, environmental justice, or sustainability.   

Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment. The Environmental Studies Department offers major tracks in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science, both of which culminate in faculty-supervised student research. Teaching responsibilities include two classes per each of three 10-week terms (Fall, Winter, Spring) and supporting advanced students in the program. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have experience with research techniques appropriate to their field and will be prepared to supervise senior research projects. Candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Environmental Policy or a similar course, as well as an advanced course in their area of expertise. They will also contribute to a team-taught introductory course in Environmental Studies and teach additional courses in the environmental social sciences that contribute to departmental majors as well as the general education curriculum.

Knox is a diverse college with over 35% of the student body identifying as American students of color and more than 15% international students. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected. 

Visiting faculty members at Knox are included in all aspects of the intellectual life of the College. The visiting faculty member will have a modest conference travel budget and access to research resources. Pay is commensurate with first-year, entry-level faculty positions. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered. 

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Candidates should submit: 

1. A letter of application that addresses the candidate’s preparation for inclusive teaching and mentorship of diverse student populations, describes your research agenda, and articulates your undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy 

2. A curriculum vitae; 

3. Unofficial graduate transcript; 

4. Names of three confidential professional references. 


Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications begins Feb 15th and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions may be addressed to Katherine Adelsberger at

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