Warren Wilson College seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing Sustainable Agriculture faculty position in the Department of Environmental Studies. The successful applicant must be able to teach introductory environmental studies, introduction to sustainable agriculture, agroecology, and sustainable farm management, the capstone course in the Sustainable Agriculture concentration, as well as specialty courses related to agriculture in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. The position also includes academic advising in the Sustainable Agriculture concentration, mentoring students in undergraduate research projects, and close collaboration with the Dean of Land Resources to vision the long-term future of the Warren Wilson Farm and Garden. This is a full-time, continuing faculty position in an extended contract system.

The Department of Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary learning community, preparing leaders who are able to critically assess, develop, and promote sustainable futures for life on Earth. Program graduates have a strong foundation in the natural sciences and a rich understanding of the social, political and ethical implications of environmental problems and solutions. Approximately 300 acres of ecologically-managed working farmland, including both livestock and vegetable production, serve as a hands-on laboratory for the Sustainable Agriculture concentration of the program. We cultivate student leaders with a strong work ethic, continuing an agricultural tradition dating to 1894 in the Swannanoa Valley of Western North Carolina.

Successful candidates will have evidence of excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, a track record of relevant scholarly activity, experience in interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture, and ability to collaboratively contribute to the College’s agricultural program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 24 credit hours per year; typically, 4 credits are re-assigned to mentor undergraduate research projects.
  • Provide academic and career advising to Sustainable Agriculture students.
  • Mentor student research projects within the Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence.
  • Integrate the College’s agricultural lands into teaching and research through collaboration with the Farm and Garden managers.
  • Work with the Dean of Land Resources to vision the future of the College’s sustainable agriculture programs, including operation and outreach goals for the farm and garden.
  • Participate in and contribute to the business of the Environmental Studies Department.
  • Contribute to the college’s General Education Program, as appropriate.
  • Provide service to the college, as well as ongoing professional development and scholarly activity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in sustainable agriculture or related field earned by August 1, 2020.
  • Experience teaching in a related field(s) at the undergraduate level.
  • Practical experience in sustainable agriculture.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and scholarship.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Past work in diverse or multicultural environments.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential and applied learning pedagogies.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research.


Interested candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Cover letter should describe how the position aligns with the candidate’s expertise and interests and explain how, as a teacher, scholar, mentor, or community member, the candidate would contribute to Warren Wilson College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Electronic submission is required. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by November 1, 2019.

Warren Wilson College is an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. The college’s educational model integrates academics, campus work, and community engagement for a rich, challenging student experience. We seek individuals with a genuine interest in our unique approach to education, and a willingness to fully participate in the life of the college.

We desire a diverse faculty and a community that reflects a global outlook. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, or disability.