Thursday, October 24, 2013


EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Professor, Sustainable Economics and Community Development

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, USA, invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. A PhD in an area related to sustainable economics and community development is required. The field of specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in sustainable economics and alternative development and an active research agenda related to sustainable development.

We seek broadly trained applicants from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, cultural studies, geography, global studies, political science, and sociology. Preferred candidates will have evidence of potential for effective scholarship, teaching excellence and commitment to teaching, and the ability to develop strong research and teaching programs. Applicants should have a strong desire to contribute to a vibrant, growing department.

The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant scholarly research, teaching experience, and community development work; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and 3) a statement articulating your approach to the interface of sustainable development and economics.

Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to <>.

Any questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Westerman, at <>.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, USA, the University has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Sustainable Development Department, the University, and the surrounding area is located at <>.

Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Jennifer Westerman at <>. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Deadline: open

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