Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Conflict Resolution

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Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Conflict ResolutionGeorge Mason University's Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Department of History and Art History invite applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Conflict Resolution. Our two units are collaborating on this hire based on the belief that training students in environmental history will provide them with unique insights into present-day social and political conflicts. The geographical field is open, with a preference for scholars whose research interests lie in the 19th century through the present.George Mason University is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Departments:The Department of History and Art History is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD and Art History MA programs and a strong commitment to supporting faculty research. Faculty members have affiliations with programs across the university including African and African-American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Islamic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Global Affairs. More than 50% of the university's undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented groups, and we take seriously our mission to serve this population through programs in public and digital history and through our commitment to emphasizing the global connections that link different areas of historical study.The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution is a community of faculty, students, staff, alumni and partners with a fundamental commitment to building peace. We are a Commonwealth Center for Excellence, home to degree programs at the BA/BS, MS, PhD, and Certificate levels, an affiliate MS program in Malta, and an undergraduate degree program in Incheon, South Korea, as well as a vibrant array of centers, Peace Labs and projects. Through the development of cutting-edge theory, research, education, and practical work, the Carter School seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of conflict and provide tools for ethical and just peacebuilding and conflict resolution on local, national and global stages.About the Position:While this position is situated within the History and Art History Department and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the successful candidate will be well positioned to contributed to the work of many other programs and centers at Mason. Their teaching will support, for example, a new concentration in the Global Affairs major, "The Environment and Global Health"; the "Energy and Sustainability" concentration within our Masters of Arts in Individualized Study; and the new B.A. degree, "Environmental and Sustainability Studies." They will also be free to pursue research collaboration with units such as the Institute for a Sustainable Earth, Center for Resilient and Sustainability Communities, Environmental Science and Technology Center, and the Center for Climate Change Communication.Responsibilities:The successful candidate for this position will maintain an active scholarly agenda in the field of environmental history. The teaching load will be commensurate with George Mason University's status as an R1 institution. Part of the teaching load will be in the Department of History and Art History, and part will be in the Carter School. Within the History and Art History Department, they will teach undergraduate courses in environmental history as well as graduate courses in their area of expertise. Within the Carter School, they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at the intersection of environmental history, conflict, and their area of expertise, in particular as a part of the undergraduate concentration in Environmental Conflict and Collaboration and graduate work in environmental conflict. In both units, they will be involved in mentoring graduate students.We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who is committed to supporting the diversity of George Mason University's student population and the national and global society in which we live. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in a relevant field in History or a closely related field in the Humanities or Social Sciences (by August 23, 2023);Demonstrated ability to produce scholarship that makes original, significant contributions to the study of environmental history and conflict; andPotential to develop courses and programs relating to the history of environmental conflict that will serve the curricular and enrollment needs of the History and Art History department and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.Preferred Qualifications:Potential to contribute meaningfully to the College of Humanities and Social Science's efforts to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment; andDemonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6503Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, a letter of application, CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university's mission as a diverse public university.Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant who applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those who might require sponsorship.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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