The Environmental Studies Department at The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2014. Ph.D. in interdisciplinary environmental science, Earth system science, or a related field is preferred (ABD considered). Undergraduate teaching experience required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in applied, interdisciplinary environmental science emphasizing Earth systems, environmental geology, or a related geoscience field. Teaching assignments will include shared responsibility for an introductory environmental science course based in Earth system science and an intermediate topical environmental science course, developing a new upper-division environmental science course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and other interdisciplinary courses supporting the Environmental Studies major as needed. Applicants should be willing to participate in field-based courses, supervise undergraduate research, integrate campus and local sustainability issues into their teaching, and contribute to the institutions’ Common Curriculum.
Saint John’s University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition, which emphasize quality teaching and a commitment to intercultural learning. Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University offer a common undergraduate curriculum, identical degree requirements, and a single academic calendar. The colleges offer the distinct benefit of two nationally recognized Catholic, undergraduate institutions and one exceptional education. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu.