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Hampshire College Plant / Agroecology Faculty in Amherst, Massachusetts

Plant / Agroecology Faculty: Cluster Search in Sustainability and Environment SEARCH: #1249 DATE POSTED: 11/21/2023 TYPE/DEPARTMENT: Faculty in Dean of Faculty Office SEARCH STATUS: Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications APPLY NOW: Would you like to apply for this position? Hampshire College Job Title: Plant / Agroecology Faculty: Cluster Search in Sustainability and Environment Position Type: Full Time Pay Range/ Status: \$65,000-\$81,000 Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2024 Plant/Agroecology Faculty: Cluster Search in Sustainability and Environment Hampshire College is an experimenting institution with a mission to advance social justice and transform higher education. We seek creative and collaborative colleagues to join our faculty as part of a major cluster hiring initiative across the curriculum. Hampshire College is seeking up to three (3) transdisciplinary faculty whose teaching and research engage sustainability and environment, to begin July 2024. These positions are open rank with a preference for early career scholars and practitioners to be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates who hold tenure or a strong track record of multidisciplinary experience may be considered for hiring at the Associate or Full level. In support of students working broadly across the liberal arts, especially in the areas of sustainability, environment, and health, we seek candidates who hold academic expertise in one or more of the following areas: Plant/Agroecology (such as sustainable agriculture, plant-microbe interactions, botany, mycology) Environmental/Biological Chemistry (such as soil chemistry, computational chemistry, archeological chemistry, metabolomics, biochemistry, enzymology) Data / Computer Science (such as computational methods, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data activism, bioinformatics, statistical analytics, computational social science) We seek student-centered teacher-scholars who employ an integrated approach to teaching theory, methods, and practical applications with inclusive pedagogies. We welcome candidates who engage in environmental justice; use the Hampshire campus (including the Hampshire farm and woods) as a site for research and experimentation; and/or present and teach data analysis as a tool for students pursuing any area of liberal study. The successful candidate will: Connect at least half their normal teaching course load each year with one or two of the Learning Collaboratives and Urgent Challenges described here; Work in individual and group settings to advise and mentor an increasingly diverse body of Hampshire students; Collaborate with faculty colleagues across disciplines and actively participate in governance and service committees; Demonstrate engagement with antiracism in their teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and/or service; Qualifications The PhD, equivalent terminal degree is preferred, or Master?s and equivalent in professional work experience is required by the time of appointment. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level and an active research agenda. Candidates should submit the following to apply: a cover letter of approximately two pages describing your teaching (including ways that you draw on and work across disciplines), your scholarly interests and projects, and how you will contribute to addressing one or more of Hampshire?s Learning Collaboratives and urgent challenges; a statement addressing your approach to justice, equity, and antiracism (JEA) in teaching philosophy and practice; a curriculum vita; names, titles, and contact information for three referees; and up to 20 pages of professional work Please submit your cover letter, statement, CV, references, and work samples via our website: No hard copies will be accepted.