Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (Climate Science)

Clinton, New York
Nov 02, 2017
Dec 02, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the general field of climate science starting July 1, 2018.  We are seeking candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field and who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations.  Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship and/or service. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in global climate change and a gateway course in Environmental Studies. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: climatology, paleoclimatology, atmospheric science, climate modeling, climate and biodiversity, climate and energy systems, and the social, political, economic, and policy implications of climate change. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant in both the scientific and societal aspects of climate change and who are dedicated to developing an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.  The successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor senior projects in Environmental Studies and eventually assume directorship of the program.

Qualified candidates should submit:  1) a cover letter that addresses his/her qualifications for the position; 2) a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) letters from three professional references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive  liberal arts college.  Candidates should submit these materials to Professor Todd Rayne via Interfolio at by December 1, 2017.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses or Partners.

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.