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Sociology of the Environment (Open Rank)
Brown University
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July 12, 2013
Providence, Rhode Island
- Experienced
Academic/Faculty, Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources, Social/Behavioral Sciences
Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.

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The Center for Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology at Brown University seek to recruit a Professor of Sociology (tenure-track and open rank) whose research addresses the interactions of human systems and the natural environment, beginning July 1, 2014. The new faculty member will have appointments in the Center for Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology, with tenure (or the potential for tenure) in the Department of Sociology. He/she will contribute to undergraduate teaching and mentorship primarily within the Center for Environmental Studies, and to graduate training in Sociology. The appointee will also join a growing interdisciplinary environmental research community across the university, including in Sociology, CES, and the Environmental Change Initiative. A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field, demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. 

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an example of work in progress or in press, and (4) a teaching statement. Senior candidates (full and associate) should include the names of five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee. Junior candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 15, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send materials to:


Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


All candidates must be committed to interdisciplinary research and education from a solid foundation in sociological theory and research. Junior candidates must have a doctoral degree granted or in hand by August 2014. Candidates are encouraged to contact Professors Leah VanWey or Dov Sax, co-chairs of the search committee, with questions about the nature of the position.


Internal Number: FPA 14-8
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