Visiting Assistant Professor (or Instructor) of Environmental Humanities



Visiting Assistant Professor (or Instructor) of Environmental Humanities
Whitman College

Environmental Studies

  • WALLA WALLA, Washington

    The Environmental Humanities Program at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position at the rank of visiting assistant professor (or visiting instructor if ABD), beginning August 2022. Significant progress toward a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in a creative field is required. An equal opportunity employer, Whitman values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

    The successful applicant will have an active creative or/and research agenda with a distinctive humanities focus that engages with the intersection of humans and the other-than-human world. We are especially interested in expanding the representation of Indigenous, Latinx, Black, or other underrepresented perspectives in our curriculum. We invite thinkers who take creative and/or scholarly approaches to nature and place-based writing traditions. Interest or experience in teaching courses related to a creative form of expression, activism, or community-engaged learning is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will offer five Environmental Humanities courses that also contribute to the College's general education requirements.

    Environmental Humanities at Whitman College is one of eleven interdisciplinary majors housed in the Environmental Studies program. Our courses explore the role of the humanities in facing the growing climate crisis, focusing on the ways in which we understand and represent the relationship between humans and the other-than-human world through the discourses of the arts, literature, rhetoric, and/or philosophy.

    Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

    Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

    To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and contact information for three references.

    Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

    Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and
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