Part-Time Environmental Studies

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN, United States
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Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Position Summary:

The Department of Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College seeks applicants for a part-time position (.17 - .33 FTE) for the 2020-21 academic year, to begin August 2020. Candidates with a Ph.D. or ABD in relevant disciplines (and who have relevant teaching experience) are strongly preferred; candidates with a Master’s degree only (in a relevant discipline) will be considered.

Position Description:

The primary teaching responsibility is the fall semester course, Environmental Studies 237 entitled “Integration and Application in Environmental Studies.” The course seeks to integrate diverse forms of inquiry in Environmental Studies with community-based projects in the Northfield area. An additional course during Interim or spring semester can be negotiated according to candidate’s expertise. Candidates should be flexible as conditions of employment and logistics of teaching are in flux as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate teaching to take place on-campus, though familiarity with online teaching is highly valued.  

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (references will not be contacted without candidate's consent)

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Dan Hofrenning, department chair, at More information about the department can be found at Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.