Tenure Track Position in Sustainability Science/Ecological Economics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2017.

The successful candidate will have expertise in the area of ecological economics or related fields within sustainability science. We are interested in hiring a faculty member with diverse perspectives who will foster innovation in our sustainability science curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience for our students.

We encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and research with undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, including Principles of Sustainability Science (SUS 120), Introduction to Environmental Science (EES 112), and upper-level electives including ecological economics. When needed, candidates may teach a writing seminar for first-year students, Human Systems (SUS 240), or Social Systems (SUS 241).

Applications should be submitted online at Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a diversity statement, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts. The diversity statement should reflect the candidate’s awareness of the challenges facing the many student groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and discuss strategies for addressing these challenges.

Furman University is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina, which has a thriving downtown and international community. Visit for additional information about the position, the department, Furman University, the Shi Center for Sustainability, and Greenville, SC.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2016. Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.


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