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ASU seeking Assistant Professor in Sustainability Education

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    Marina Duka

    Tenure-track Faculty Position in Sustainability Education/Education for Sustainable Development

    The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level, in Sustainability Education expected to begin in August 2018. Applicants should have expertise in researching and teaching sustainability education, including research on, for example, sustainability competencies, pedagogies, and learning assessments. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in Sustainability, Education, or a related field, with an emphasis on conducting research and teaching sustainability education or education for sustainable development. Additional criteria include: 1) evidence of strong research experience and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement in publications and academic collaborations, 2) at least 9 months experience teaching at the university level, and 3) evidence of potential to secure funding for research, education, and/or outreach activities.

    Applicants must be prepared to develop and implement a cutting-edge research and teaching program in sustainability education/education for sustainable development. The position will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as well as mentoring students, conducting research and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams within the school and across the university, supporting the development of courses and curricula, and performing school, university, professional, and community service.

    Desirable areas of expertise and research include (but are neither all required nor limited to) developing, implementing, or evaluating:
    Efforts to ensure “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,” per the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 4
    Increasing access to education in impoverished or developing areas of the world and especially for girls/women and for purposes of human or economic development
    Transformative learning approaches pertaining to innovative pedagogy, evaluation of competencies, and learning outcomes
    National policies that incorporate education for sustainable development into K-12 curriculum or other initiatives
    Experiential, real-world, project-based, solution-oriented or similar approaches to educating for sustainability or sustainable development
    Sustainability curriculum, policies, or programs in K-12 or institutions of higher education
    Sustainability concepts, principles, and skills to prepare students for careers as K-12 teachers
    Formal or informal educational initiatives relative to outcomes such as empowering students and stakeholders, changing behaviors, or otherwise affecting change toward sustainability

    The School of Sustainability is a degree-granting institution with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to sustainability challenges (see Established in 2006, the School is part of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Their mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together people from multiple disciplines, leaders and stakeholders to develop effective solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges. The School of Sustainability takes a transdisciplinary approach in its curriculum, addressing a broad spectrum of global challenges, including: energy, materials, and technology; water quality and scarcity; international development; ecosystems; social transformations; food systems; and policy and governance. The sustainability programs (undergraduate programs, M.A., M.S., Master of Sustainability Solutions, Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership, Ph.D.) and short course adult and executive trainings offered by the School as well as various sustainability education offerings across Arizona State University present excellent opportunities (“living lab”) for innovative educational research.

    To review and apply to this position, please visit Application deadline is November 22, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern time. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses the above criteria in the context of sustainability; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research accomplishments and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and 5) the names, phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For a complete statement of ASU’s nondiscrimination statement, refer to and School of Sustainability actively encourages diversity among its applicants and workforce.

    Closing Date: 12/19/2017

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