FEATURED JOB: Open Rank, Environmental Humanities, Yale-NUS College

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Two Open Rank, Tenure-Track/Tenured Positions in Environmental Studies 

Yale-NUS College 

Yale-NUS College, Singapore, invites applications for two open-rank, tenured/tenure-track positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Environmental Studies.  Successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary teaching team to deliver an environmental-studies curriculum tailored to a top liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities (https://envs.yale-nus.edu.sg/) include contributing to the Introduction to Environmental Studies module, offering specialized courses in the candidate’s field, supervision of senior capstone projects, and teaching into the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/commoncurriculum) Candidates must demonstrate a clear passion for undergraduate teaching.  

  1. Environmental Science:  We welcome applicants in any environmental science discipline, with preference for candidates with tropical-system experience in marine conservation, marine ecology, or marine pollution and ecotoxicology.  Post-doctoral experience is required for junior candidates.
  2. Environmental Humanities:   We welcome applicants from candidates working in environmental humanities, with preference for candidates in environmental history, or in religion and the environment.  We especially seek candidates with demonstrated connections to the social sciences, who can mentor students and offer courses at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences around pressing environmental concerns.  

Research achievement should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage and scholarly field, as well as demonstrated ability or potential to secure research funding.   For both positions, successful applicants will be expected to develop an active research programme that invites student engagement, while competing successfully for external funding.  

Regionally-relevant experience or research focus is a plus.  We invite applications from candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the integration of diverse aspects of environmental studies.  Applicants should clearly describe their future trajectory of research and publication.   Yale-NUS is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore, established in 2011 by Yale University and the National University of Singapore.  Our small size (1,000 undergraduate students and ~ 100 FTE faculty) allows for close student-faculty interaction, while our association with the National University of Singapore, the country’s flagship research institution, provides access to rich library and other research resources.  

Applications should include the following: (1) a cover letter explaining why a position in environmental studies at Yale-NUS College is of interest; (2) a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications and relevant teaching experience; (3) a statement on research activity and trajectory; (4) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s mission and curriculum; and (5) teaching evaluations. These should be submitted as a single combined PDF document via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.   

For Assistant Professor candidates, please have three academic referees submit a written statement of support via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS For candidates at the associate or full professor ranks, please provide names and contact information of three academic referees.  Review of applications will begin on 31 October and continue until the positions are filled.  

Short-listed candidates will be notified as quickly as possible; unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The interview process will require an on-campus visit for each short-listed candidate, to include a research presentation, a sample class, and formal interviews.  Questions should be addressed to search committee chair Professor Michael Maniates (michael.maniates@yale-nus.edu.sg

The successful candidates will be expected to commence duties in time for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. Salary, benefits, and leave policies are competitive with top liberal arts colleges worldwide. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through start-up grants, travel allowances, study leave, research support and institutional assistance with proposal preparation and administration of external grant funding.  

Yale-NUS College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a diverse community of faculty, staff and students who are committed to excellence and respectful of gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, and culture.

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for any purposes beyond those relevant to the application process, and that their data remains secure and confidential.


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Contact Info: 

Michael Maniates, Head of Studies (Environmental Studies), michael.maniates@yale-nus.edu.sg