Position: Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

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Review of applications begins December 12.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, available Fall 2014. The successful applicant will be versed in ethnographic research methods and/or Participatory Action Research as well as the ethics of research with human subjects.  We will consider appointment at rank higher than Assistant Professor only for applicants with significant professional accomplishments.

Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information science, writing, and critical and visual studies.  Its strong programs in architecture, film, video, photography, computer graphics and other areas of art and design draw students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds.  The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the students’ core education and also has its own major in Critical and Visual Studies. The Institute is located on a 25 acre campus in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach six courses per year.
Contribute to the development of MA programs in Social Practice and/or Sustainable Coastal Societies, as well as to the BA program in Critical and Visual Studies.
Develop curriculum in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
Advise students.
Serve on department, School and Institute committees.
Provide outreach to other departments in the Institute.).
Complete individual research projects (e.g. publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and present at professional conferences
Perform all other related activities as required.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

We require a Ph.D. in a core area of the social sciences, history, psychology or philosophy. ABD will be considered only for otherwise exceptionally accomplished applicants.  While disciplinary field is open, applicants must be able to contribute to the development of the MA program in Social Practice and/or the MA program in Sustainable Coastal Societies, as well as to the Department’s existing BA in Critical and Visual Studies. Candidates must have at least one (preferably two) year’s college level teaching experience in an institution other than the one in which terminal degree was earned. Strong evidence of future scholarly productivity is essential.

TO APPLY:

Please submit only your cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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