The academic programs of Urban Studies and Environmental Studies in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University announce a search for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall semester 2018 in a newly configured department of Urban and Environmental Studies. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in international or national environmental policy, especially in the areas of climate change, water, energy, biodiversity, or environmental justice. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship uses GIS methods and/or has urban relevance. The successful candidate will teach courses on environmental policy and on introductory GIS, and ideally on environmental planning, sustainable cities, or introductory environmental studies, bringing an international or national perspective to the courses. Candidates should have an interest in helping students develop as local and global citizens through, for example, experiential learning assignments, community engagement, and/or immersion experiences. A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required. The department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to contribute to one or more of our interdisciplinary programs, such as Chicana/o Studies, Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, and International Relations.

Applicants should send electronic copies of the following to a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; evidence of teaching ability; and a writing sample. Application materials must be received by September 29, 2017.

Loyola Marymount, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.