Associate Professor of Environmental Education

Goshen College, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center Published: December 13, 2022
Wolf Lake, IN
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Education / Program Management

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Goshen College invites applications for a full-time (10-month) appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Education, starting July 2023. This appointment includes coordinating the Master’s of Arts in Environmental Education (MAEE) program, based at the college’s Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, 40 minutes southeast of the main campus.

Goshen College is a student-centered, teaching-focused institution located in northeast Indiana. The MAEE is a unique 11-month immersive graduate program aimed at creating the next leaders in the environmental education field. Our students are highly motivated, and we value robust collaboration within our faculty community and also between faculty and students. We will prioritize candidates who have demonstrated interest and creativity around interdisciplinary collaboration and coalition-building. A history of collaborative grants (whether governmental or foundation-based) would be a strong indicator of that capability.

Position Overview

The Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Education and Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Environmental Education (tenure-track) position supports the missions of Goshen College and Merry Lea by providing leadership for the MAEE program, teaching graduate courses including Principles of Environmental Education and International Environmental Education, and teaching undergraduate courses in the department of sustainability and environmental education (SEED) related to the candidate’s areas(s) of expertise within the fields of environmental education and sustainability.

As MAEE coordinator, this position leads curriculum development, delivery, and assessment, participates in graduate student recruitment efforts in cooperation with Goshen College Admissions, serves as academic advisor and professional mentor of MAEE students, supports learning community dynamics of MAEE cohorts, and assists with SEED planning and budget development. The position also includes contracted time for research or other professional activities.

All teaching faculty at Goshen College also serve on institution-wide committees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and publication.

A doctorate in environmental education or a related field is preferred, but candidates with a master’s degree plus significant relevant professional experience will be fully considered.

Essential Functions

  • Graduate Teaching and MAEE Program-coordinating Responsibilities (60% of load)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Responsibilities (10%)
  • Other Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
  • Professional Activities & Scholarship (10%)


Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree with expertise in an area of environmental and/or sustainability education preferred.
  • Candidates with a master’s degree in the area of environmental and/or sustainability education  and a minimum of five years professional experience are also welcome to apply and will be fully considered.

Preferred preparation:

  • Experience teaching diverse college students
  • Scholarly presentations and/or publications
  • Experience in the administrative functions listed in this job description

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email the following required materials: 

  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in application process with official transcripts required for employment)

Review of applications will begin December 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

For more information, please contact:

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795


Telephone: (574) 535-7111
Fax: (574) 535-7319

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