Job Description Summary
The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Human Ecology/Sustainability Science. We seek a multidisciplinary scholar who will teach the equivalent of four courses (12 credit hours) each semester in the areas of human-environment interactions, climate and environmental justice, and sustainability system science. Opportunities exist to develop new lecture and/or lab-based courses that examine the societal aspects of sustainability at the intersection of natural and human systems, which complement existing department domains of Environmental Sustainability and Health. Candidates that stress undergraduate research opportunities, evidence-based communication, and the integration of inquiry-based teaching and learning in their courses are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be joining a department that emphasizes systems analysis and systems thinking, planetary health, and the role that business can play to advance the overall wellbeing of people, the planet, and their prosperity.
As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University’s DEI strategic plan, please click here.
Our programs prepare Bentley graduates with a background in concepts related to sustainability and competencies in evidence-based decision making. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students in the Sustainability Science B.A. program and the Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability minor. The ideal applicant will be a versatile, innovative, and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys curriculum development, trying new pedagogies, and mentoring undergraduate students.
The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who will help mentor learners and engage them in research. We seek a collaborative colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects.
Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States, and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category. Bentley University provides a transformative business education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and prepare them to succeed. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and high ethical standards.
Bentley University is proud to be an employer of choice and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a sustainability-related field, with a preference for STEM-based or STEM-adjacent fields. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills is expected.