Environmental Social Scientist

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Yale-NUS College
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Position Description

The Environmental Studies programme at Yale-NUS College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the empirical environmental social sciences, with preference for quantitative analysis, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates who employ quantitative methods in the study of human-environment interactions, including societal responses to climate change, are especially welcome. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses that explore aspects of social-ecological systems; gender and the environment; the impacts of global environmental change on marginalised people; quantitative or spatial-data analysis of critical environmental issues, or other urgent socio-ecological topics. While we are situated in SE Asia, we welcome applications from scholars with regional expertise in Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East or Oceania.

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought which they explore in small classes and hands-on research. Students come from over 60 different countries and a wide range of socio-economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD and demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Environmental Studies major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum).

The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Faculty receive internationally competitive salaries and start-up grants as well as a yearly travel and research allowance. They are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.

Application Procedure

Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum;

Applications with three letters of reference should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Review of applications begins 21 September 2020 and continues until the position is filled. For general enquiries, please email: Professor Brian G. McAdoo,