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Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies

SUNY Old Westbury
Job Location:
Old Westbury, 11568


The Department of History and Philosophy at State University of New York at Old Westbury seeks an Assistant Professor, tenure track, starting Fall 2024. At Old Westbury, we pride ourselves on our highly diverse faculty and student body. We offer a personalized experience and small class sizes to the diverse population in the New York City/Long Island region, including first time to college and non-traditional students. SUNY Old Westbury and the History and Philosophy Department are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Our department offers a B.A. in history, a B.A. in Environmental Studies, and a separate B.A. in the combined areas of Philosophy and Religion. We also offer content courses in our School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Adolescence Education Social Studies.

Candidates should be ABD or have an awarded Ph.D. with a specialization in Geography, Environmental History or a closely allied environmental social science. Regional specialization is open but strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in the environmental history or geography of regions outside of the U.S. Transregional approaches are particularly encouraged. Ability to teach multidisciplinary courses in Environmental Studies (particularly the environmental humanities and social sciences) is required. Ability to teach courses in the candidate's discipline and/or region of specialization is also expected. Candidates for this position will be asked to teach three (3) (four (4) credit) courses per semester, and to maintain a strong record of scholarly research and publication. Along with teaching, duties include advising and collegial service to the Department and University.

Comprehensive Benefits:

Salary Range: $48,396.00 - $75,000.00 commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD with an expected completion date of August 2024 in History, Geography or closely allied social science.
  • Specialization or documented research interest in Environmental Studies.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in History, Geography or closely allied social science.
  • Strong preference for area of specialization in region outside the U.S.
  • Previous experience teaching first time to college, non-traditional diverse student population.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

  1. letter of application, including a brief description of how the candidate's scholarship approaches issues of environmental justice and fits within the environmental social sciences/humanities at large,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. statement of teaching philosophy, indicating the candidate's approach to teaching Environmental Studies courses to Old Westbury's diverse student population,
  4. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three references (we will request letters only for short-listed candidates) and,
  5. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: extended until December 5, 2023

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of pre-employment screening.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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Position Type: Faculty

Official Budget Title: Assistant Professor (10 months)

Campus Title: Assistant Professor

Department: History and Philosophy

FTE: Full-time

Negotiating Unit: UUP

Salary Grade: NSA5

FLSA Status: Exempt

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