Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies (ES) Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in sustainability at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2013. We seek a colleague with teaching and research interests in sustainability with a solid background in a humanities field to support our rapidly growing program, and a recent emphasis on sustainable communities. Specific teaching duties include an introductory sustainable communities course, upper level sustainability courses and/or ES core courses with a humanities focus, and contribution to our capstone course. Participation in the Colleges' general curriculum including the first-year seminar, Readers College and our ambitious semester abroad program is possible. The candidate's scholarly field should complement the expertise of our current faculty and the candidate should have a vibrant and creative agenda on some aspect of sustainability. Community service within and outside the Colleges is also required. We encourage and support our students to participate in a variety of community service opportunities, faculty research and the Colleges' summer research program.


Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. within a relevant environmental/humanities field, and have evidence of strong undergraduate teaching and scholarly ability. ABD applicants may be considered. Familiarity with interdisciplinary work at liberal arts institutions is highly desirable.

For consideration, please send a signed letter of interest, curriculum vita (CV), teaching and research philosophy statements, and arrange to have at least three signed letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to:

Professor John Halfman, Chair
Environmental Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program see http://www.hws.edu/academics/envirostudies/

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.