Welcome to the Environmental Studies Program
Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program at Wellesley College. It trains students to address pressing issues, such as the biodiversity crisis, the collapse of oceanic fisheries, toxic waste disposal, global climate change, green building design, and the inequities and causes of environmental degradation. Through course work, field trips, internships, and directed research, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to study, understand, and address contemporary environmental challenges at the local, national, and international level.
The Environmental Studies program brings together students and faculty with a wide range of interests and disciplinary backgrounds at Wellesley. The program hosts special events for the campus community, including guest speakers, nature walks, and faculty lectures. The program also works closely with student organizations and the college administration to promote sustainability on campus. Alumnae of the program have pursued work in policy, science, education, journalism, and other fields related to the environment.
Check out our weekly Wellesley Center for the Environment Newsletter for announcements, on and off-campus event listings, and job and internship opportunities in the field of environmental studies!
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*ES is Hiring!*
The Environmental Studies Program at Wellesley College invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position in the area of environmental policy and sustainability. The person hired will teach five courses that include the team-taught introductory and project-based synthesis courses in the Sustainability Certificate Program, two core ES courses (“Social Causes and Consequences of Environmental Problems” and “Cultures of Environmentalism”) and a 5th course of the candidate’s choosing. The person hired will also participate in the governance of the vibrant Environmental Studies program.
Applications should include a cover letter addressed to Professor Elizabeth R. DeSombre, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, teaching evaluations, graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is fine). Include names/email addresses of three references in the cover letter. PhD required. Materials should be submitted through the online application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials electronically, email email@example.com for assistance. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Full application details can be found on the Wellesley College Employment Site under "Faculty Positions" > "Visiting Lecturer - Environmental Studies."