The New School invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at the level of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. The person in this position will serve as a member of the full-time faculty at the Milano School, a school housed within The New School for Public Engagement, a division of The New School. She or he will join a vibrant, diverse community of 35 full time and 60 part-time faculty and 750 students from 60 countries generating solutions to address the most pressing environmental challenges facing urban areas worldwide. He or she will teach courses and provide intellectual leadership in our new and rapidly growing master’s degree program in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, as well as environment related courses in international affairs, management, and urban policy across the Milano School. Although the teaching is primarily at the graduate level, she or he may also teach undergraduate courses.
Climate change, urban resilience, environmental justice, rapid urbanization of poverty, and sustainable development solutions are now receiving unprecedented global attention. Yet at the New School these are not new issues. Following on our legacy of action on the forefront of many such transformational times, we have been innovating in the environmental space for many years. We engage with the environment in its broadest sense, considering the interconnection of ecological, economic, and social elements. Our imaginative approach to ideation and action transcends traditional academic silos, opening up possibilities distinguished by our interdisciplinary emphasis. We co-create with community partners worldwide to carry out action-oriented, inclusive projects. We integrate design and social science approaches in the service of a more just and equitable world.
We seek faculty candidates who share our passion for change, and who have a record of imaginative, innovative thinking about environmental policy and sustainability management, with interest in one or more of the following areas: sustainability change leadership, urban ecosystems, environmental equity, sustainable production and consumption, spatial environmental analysis, environmental justice and advocacy, urban environmental planning and design, environmental information and communications technology, environmental economics and finance, and environmental science and green chemistry. The Milano faculty is interdisciplinary, drawing on an array of fields including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, design, law, and urban planning. The ideal candidate will have a strong grounding in at least one of these disciplines and be animated by the opportunity to work across disciplines. She or he will work closely with faculty across the school and division, and collaborate on activities across the university, including the Tishman Environment and Design Center, an undergraduate environmental studies program, and an array of programs at Parsons The New School for Design. Candidates with appropriate administrative backgrounds and interests may also be considered to serve in a leadership role in further advancing the environmental focus of Milano.
We seek a candidate who:
Milano offers masters degrees in International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, Organization Change Management, and Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, a PhD in Public and Urban Policy, and professional certificates.
Applicants with accomplishments commensurate with tenure (or tenure track) should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant field and a career trajectory of scholarship and/or creative practice. Candidates with careers formed outside the academy, or with more practice-based portfolios, who hold an advanced degree will be considered for a renewable term appointment. This position is approved at the rank of Associate Professor; candidates at other levels with appropriate accomplishments and reputations will be considered. Standard faculty positions involve teaching five courses a year. Course reductions can be granted for funded research, administrative work, or other factors. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. The University is engaged in a diversity initiative and we encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in U.S. higher education to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.
Applications should be submitted online using the full-time faculty application on The New School human resources website: http://careers.newschool.edu. Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., and the names and contact information for at least three references from which the committee may solicit letters. Please submit the materials as a single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled, and those arriving before December 15, 2013 will receive priority. This position is subject to budgetary approval.