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Professor of the Practice, College of the Environment

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
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Nov 28, 2022

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Job Posting Number F00336 Position Title Professor of the Practice, College of the Environment Department College of the Environment-1298 Job Category Faculty Posting Position Type Full-Time Position Details

Wesleyan University invites applications for a Professor of the Practice in the College of the Environment to teach about food security and environmental justice to begin in July 1, 2023.

We seek a candidate with a Ph.D., who will be expected to teach five undergraduate courses per year in the area of environmental justice and food security. One or two of the courses will be community engagement courses that will place students with local environmental organizations. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to inspire and teach young people, especially students from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate students in project-based learning is a strength.

The successful candidate will interact with College of the Environment faculty and other faculty in areas of your expertise. Wesleyan University has a highly interactive environmental community that encourages collaborations within the university and with regional community-based organizations.

Wesleyan University is highly selective and values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Additional information about the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences can be found at Information about the College of the Environment can be found at For questions or further information, please contact the College of the Environment director, Barry Chernoff (

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in environmental studies or related fields in hand by the time of application to be hired as an Assistant Professor of the Practice; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application, but will complete the Ph.D. in environmental sciences or related field within one year of hire.

Management Competencies   Competencies   Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are:(1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your teaching philosophy and methods, (4) a statement about how you are able to teach about food security and environmental justice, (5) a statement describing any experience with community engagement. In the cover letter, candidates should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that they submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

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