Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies

  • Grand Valley State University
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies
  • Sep 25, 2018
Professor-Instructor-Post Grad Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Science - Engineering Faculty/Instructor Sustainability Training

Job Description

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related field with specialization in Environmental Sociology.
  • ABD’s considered for a two year contract with provision that your Ph.D. must be completed by December 2020.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Record of ongoing scholarly development relevant to the position.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Interest in and focus on water resources and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in community-based learning, experiential learning, and high-impact teaching practices.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Teaching Environmental Sociology in the Sociology Department.
  • Teaching the Social Problems course in the Sociology Department.
  • Teaching courses in Environmental Studies and Sustainability.
  • Service responsibilities in Sociology and Environmental Studies, including, but not limited to faculty governance, departmental committees, and student advising.
  • Ongoing scholarly activity and professional development.

 Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions:

  • Develop new courses.
  • Collaborate actively with the Annis Water Resources Institute.
  • Contribute to the development of the Sociology Department and the Environmental Studies program.

Department/Division: Joint Appointment with Sociology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Environmental Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies), with Sociology as the primary department.

Campus: Allendale

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Application Deadline Date: review of applications will begin Monday October 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

How To Apply: Apply online at Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement of research interests, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 writing samples. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. Letters of recommendation upon request.  If you need assistance with the online system, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.  If you have any questions about the position, contact George Lundskow, Search Committee Chair, at

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Competitive and commensurate with qualifications