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Open Rank, Tenure Track Position in Environmental Planning and Practice

Date Posted: 09/19/2012

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill an open rank, tenure track faculty position in Environmental Planning and Practice.  Potential areas of teaching and specialty for this position may include environmental planning, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment and analysis, environmental dispute resolution, endangered species policy, and other environmental courses that complement existing areas of teaching in the SUA Environmental Studies curriculum. Individuals with government, NGO’s, or industry experiences are encouraged to apply.  All faculty members are also expected to teach one or more courses in the interdisciplinary general studies program.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to develop a productive program of research and scholarship involving students. This is a full time, open rank position, beginning in August, 2013.

Soka University of America is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging program in the liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim. The university is committed to a vision of an integrated inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education. The university aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging faculty mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, yet be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Applicants with experience beyond academia are encouraged to apply.

Benefits / Salary:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All regular faculty members are eligible for full medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications, 15 November 2012.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy, including brief descriptions of four courses that the candidate might develop and teach,, a one-page statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees to:

Environmental Studies Position c/o:
Edward M. Feasel, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Office: (949) 480-4133
Fax: (949) 480-4027

Soka University is an equal opportunity employer

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