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Assistant Professor in Environmental Health — New York, NY

Organization: The New School

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Environmental Health

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: full time

Application Deadline: Preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2012. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled

Position Dates: The position will begin July 1, 2013

Posted On: Nov. 8, 2012

Organization Overview

Eugene Lang, a division of the New School, is a unique undergraduate college with thriving programs for politically engaged liberal arts students in the heart of New York City.


Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts is seeking an innovative educator to serve students in the liberal arts in a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The appointment will be in the Department of Natural Sciences and Math as a full-time, Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the field of natural sciences and their work will address health equity through a multidisciplinary approach that can utilize New York City or The New School’s global partnerships as learning laboratories.

Candidates with an additional degree in public health (MPH) are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the potential to build research partnerships with individuals and institutions both within and outside the University in order to maintain an active scholarly program within a liberal arts college environment. We are particularly interested in those who make connections to design, social sciences, or the arts.

The candidate will contribute to a distinctive Interdisciplinary Science (IS) major with a concentration in the Science of Health and the Environment (chemistry, biology, physics, and math) and serve students who are interested in promoting social change by combining the natural sciences with other multidisciplinary fields such as Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Urban Studies, Global Studies, or Culture and Media Studies. To do so, the candidate must skillfully make use of a range of effective curricular, pedagogical and support strategies and be flexible and open to sharing and learning from others. Candidates must have the capacity to work with their colleagues to develop courses and learning goals, create learning communities, and define and participate in faculty development initiatives. The ability to support different learning styles, and employ student-centered and critical pedagogies that teach students to analyze the biomedical and social models of health is essential for this position.


  • Development and teaching of introductory and advanced seminars for undergraduates in the IS major
  • Development and teaching of introductory public health curricula in line with that proposed by the Educated Citizen’s Project of the AAC&U
  • Cross-disciplinary coordination and leadership for the health curriculum
  • Career development and mentoring of undergraduates interested in environmental health including local internships and post-graduate opportunities
  • Participation in committees and other governance structures
  • Scholarship in the discipline and/or teaching and learning
  • Performing administrative, supervisory and other duties as may be assigned

The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development that includes transformative pedagogies in education.


• Interdisciplinary expertise in topics related to health, populations and communities

• Experience working in the context of a new program, field of study or organization and the flexibility needed to excel at an evolving institution;

• Demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective instructional strategies and openness to adopting new practices;

• Ability to conduct ongoing learning assessments for both formative and summative purposes;

• An understanding of urban college students’ assets and challenges.

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have the above plus the following:

• Demonstrated experience in program or curriculum development;

• A commitment and ability to take full advantage of a technology-rich environment;

• Experience working with an economically and culturally diverse student body;

• Capacity to establish partnerships with the public and private sectors.

How to Apply

Please include the following required documents as attachments: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statements of research, teaching interests and philosophy including approach to experiential learning; evidence of teaching ability; and the contact information of at least three professional references.

Interested candidates must apply online at:

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