The Environmental Studies Program at Western Michigan University seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Ecological Design and Sustainability Studies at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2013, pending budgetary approval. We are searching for a candidate who applies integrative approaches to develop both the theory and practice of the emerging field of ecological design. Candidates that undertake cross-disciplinary research under the broad umbrella of sustainability that connects such fields as green architecture, sustainable agriculture or food systems, renewable energy, ecological economics, ecological engineering, ecological restoration, or other related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will demonstrate the utilization of diverse methodological approaches such as experiential learning, fieldwork, or service activities that apply to the implementation of practical solutions for a sustainable future.
The successful candidate will participate in undergraduate teaching and curriculum development, establish an extramurally funded research program, and serve on departmental and university committees. Information concerning the Environmental Studies Program and its faculty can be obtained at http://www.wmich.edu/environment/directory/index.html. A Ph.D. is required and relevant post-doctoral experience is preferred. Western Michigan University is a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged research institution and a U.S. News and World Report top 100 public university, with a growing graduate program that offers a unique opportunity for individuals seeking a balanced research and teaching career. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 139 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity.
Applicants should visit http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html to apply, and electronically attach the following to posting #0602103: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Three letters of reference should be sent to Steven Kohler, Ph.D., Ecological Design and Sustainability Studies Search Committee, Environmental Studies Program, Room 3938 Wood Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5419. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. WMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.