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Adjunct Faculty - Environmental Policy and Trends Graduate Course Posted Jun 20
Naropa University , Boulder, CO
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Position Title: Adjunct Faculty
Job Code: AJ002
Department or School: Environmental Studies Department
Reports to: Department Chair
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Status: Contract per Term
Pay Rate: Standard adjunct rate per credit
Diversity and Inclusion: Tier I

Job Summary: The Environmental Studies Department seeks to hire an adjunct faculty member to teach the graduate level course ENV 633: Environmental Policy and Trends in the Fall semester 2018. This is a 3-credit course scheduled to meet Wednesdays from 6:15 – 9:00 pm on Naropa’s Arapahoe Campus.

Course Description: This course examines environmental movements from local to global and the development of environmental thought that has supported them. Including political, economic, cultural, and scientific dimensions, the course focuses on four content areas: United States, global, climate, and environmental justice policies and history. Topics may also include emerging approaches to agricultural, conservation, social justice, and natural resource issues. Required for MA Resilient Leadership: Climate Justice track; Elective for MA Resilient Leadership: Sustainable Systems track.

Job Duties:

Create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
Teach with a professional level of preparedness and field content competence for the duration of the 15 week semester. For the fall semester, this class is scheduled to meet each Wednesday from 6:15 – 9:00pm.
Facilitate a positive environmental for classroom dialogue and interaction.
Grade all assignments, provide feedback to students in a timely manner and submit final grades by the deadline established by the Registrar.
Prepare a course syllabus according to the Academic Affairs syllabi instructions and submit the syllabus to the Office of Academic Affairs by the established deadline.
Provide one hour of office hours each week plus availability to students by appointment.
Obtain permission from the copyright owner for any copyrighted material to be used in sourcebooks.
Complete any and all faculty and staff trainings as required by the Human Resources Office or the Office of Academic Affairs within the time period set for completion by those departments.
Attend several meetings each semester.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, Political Ecology, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Studies or related field OR a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, Political Ecology, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Studies or related field and either 2-3 years working professionally in these stated areas OR 2-3 years of professional scholarship in these areas.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
College teaching experience.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Willingness to work as an active team member within a contemplative academic setting to continue the department’s development and sustainability.
An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

3-5 years college-level teaching experience.
Experience and skill in group leadership and facilitation.
Experiential teaching experience.
Familiarity with contemplative education.

Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online and include a letter of interest and resume.

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