Assistant Professor Position in Indigenous Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Department at Dartmouth seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Indigenous Environmental Studies. 

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Assistant Professor of Indigenous Environmental Studies

The Department of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College welcomes applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Indigenous Environmental Studies. We seek a colleague whose work focuses on the status and interests of Indigenous communities as they relate to the environment, drawing on theories and methods from the field of Indigenous Studies, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in applicants who work with Indigenous peoples in the Arctic and North America. We value interdisciplinary research that supports self-determination and equity in sustaining community priorities for health and well-being, economic viability, and cultural continuity in the face of environmental challenges. Specific areas might include (but are not limited to): Indigenous environmental science and knowledge systems, Indigenous food sovereignty, Indigenous data sovereignty, Indigenous environmental governance, and Indigenous responses to climate change and resource extraction.

This search is part of a cohort hiring initiative in Native American and Indigenous Studies across the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. The other positions are in Global Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Archeology.  Collectively, these hires reflect Dartmouth's commitment to building and sustaining innovative Indigenous scholarship and teaching.

This position is based in the Department of Environmental Studies (ENVS) with opportunities for affiliations with the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies as well as the PhD program in Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society and Dartmouth's Institute for Arctic Studies.  The ENVS faculty share an interest in teaching and learning about environmental issues through transdisciplinary lenses. In our scholarship, we seek to understand and contribute to solutions for complex challenges related to land use, water, energy, agriculture, fisheries, mining, and the sustained provisioning of ecosystem services in a changing world. As individuals we tend to be grounded in either the social or biophysical sciences, but we have also found ways to bridge traditional academic divides both in our research and in the classroom. We would also welcome a colleague who could strengthen our connections to the arts and humanities.

The department of Environmental Studies and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should provide a statement addressing how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.


Qualified candidates should hold a PhD in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies or a closely related field, or be ABD with a PhD expected before the start date of the appointment. Candidates with PhDs in a disciplinary field should show educational and/or professional backgrounds that prepare them for interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface of the biophysical and social sciences. Effective classroom teaching is essential for this position.

Application Instructions:

Please submit all materials electronically via Interfolio at

1)    Letter of interest (1 page),

2)    A curriculum vitae, including contact information for three (3) references,

3)    Research statement (2 pages),

4)    Teaching statement (1 page),

5)    Statement addressing how the applicant's teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages),

6)    Two (2) to three (3) writing samples (published or unpublished).

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and will continue until the position is filled. Further questions can be sent to and addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Cox.

This search is one of nine that are included in this year's Dean's Diversity Initiative at Dartmouth:

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