Environmental Science & Management (Environmental Law, Policy, and Conflict Resolution)

Humboldt State University
  • Location
    Arcata, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 22

Position description

Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Policy, Law and Conflict Resolution.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS:  We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience.  The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:  http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty.  Information about benefits plans can be found at:  http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  An earned Ph.D. or J.D. in Environmental Policy, Law, Conflict Resolution, or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Expertise in Environmental Policy, Law and/or Conflict Resolution;
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Ability to help students explore how environmental decisions can affect diverse communities and how decision makers can better incorporate diverse perspectives;
  • Commitment  to  and/or  experience  promoting  and  fostering  a  learning  environment  that  is  supportive  of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity; and
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Knowledge and experience with environmental policy and law as it relates to social justice, equity, and/or impacts on minority and low-income communities;
  • Knowledge of the specific dynamics of environmental policy and management as they relate to Native American communities.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.  For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and building a strong research record. Responsibilities include teaching for the Department of Environmental Science and Management. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. A typical teaching load is approximately 2-3 courses per semester.  Teaching assignments may include: Environmental Law and Regulation, Environmental Conflict Resolution, Environmental Impact Assessment, a Freshman Introductory course, and a Graduate Seminar. Opportunities exist for mentoring graduate students.

In addition to teaching, the primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: research and scholarship/creative activity; and service to the University, profession, and community. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

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