Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Bemidji State University Published: January 2, 2018
Job Type
Education / Policy / Scientific /
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~ Sitting upon the western shore of Lake Bemidji, peppered with stands of pine, oak and birch, our campus is as beautiful as it is safe and welcoming. ~

Many of our students enjoy the outdoor lifestyle year round. Our proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods gives us easy access to all kinds of recreation, including kayaking, boating, hunting, hiking, foraging, skiing, fishing and even ice fishing through the winter.

If you’d prefer to avoid the outdoors through the northern Minnesota winters, you’re in luck. Our major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages, so you can get to and from most places on campus without having to brave the weather.

Position Overview

Bemidji State University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Studies.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Environmental Studies including Environmental Justice, Environmental Law and Policy, Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Controversies, Risk Assessment and Auditing, Waste Management Policy, Energy Policy and Management, and liberal education courses in support of departmental needs.
  • Develop new courses focused in areas of expertise.
  • Contribute to a program of scholarship, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University's signature themes: Environmental stewardship, Civic engagement, Global/Multicultural Understanding.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the University.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Environmental Studies or allied field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental policy development and analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of environmental law at local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in both environmental policy making and sustainability.
  • Interest/experience in curriculum development.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with interagency partnerships.
  • Experience or desire to work with indigenous communities.
  • Skills/ability to design and deliver online courses.

Other Considerations:

  • Persons providing a reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such information available to applicants upon request.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.
  • Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a Vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy).

To Apply

Please click "Apply on Company Website" below by January 16, 2018. The search committee reserves the right to consider applications until an appointment is made.

A complete application will include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter which addresses the qualifications
  • Resume/Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of research agenda appropriate for northern Minnesota
  • Contact information for three professional references

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