On behalf of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State University, we are excited to announce a new tenure-track faculty position (Assistant or Associate level) specializing in Environmental and Natural Resources Education. The essence of the position is the discovery and sharing of knowledge concerning how people of different backgrounds and lifeways learn about environmental systems, natural and/or cultural resources, and/or the practice of learning in informal education settings (e.g., nature centers, zoos, parks, reserves, greenways). This position will be a 60% Teaching / 40% Research, full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment.
The successful applicant will join a wonderfully-robust community of scholars working across multiple disciplines spanning the social, biological, and ecological sciences, and will have many opportunities to collaborate with other units on-campus and within the broader community. Our aim is to recruit, support, and retain a scholar that will broaden the scope of environmental and natural resource education research within our School and University. To that end, we encourage applications from scholars whose research presents new perspectives on current priorities in the School, including understanding the inter-relationships between informal settings and learning across populations, different ontological perspectives, etc. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with diverse life experiences and whose research demonstrates evidence of engaged outdoor or field-based scholarship with diverse communities, including research that addresses issues affecting and/or prioritized by BIPOC, APIDA, LGBTQIA+, differently-abled, and/or underrepresented or underresourced minoritized groups. Examples of areas of interest could include but are not limited to research on indigenous knowledge and lifeways; natural and/or cultural resources of importance to different groups of people; use of assistive technologies to enhance outdoor and/or nature-based learning; enhancing the economic and social well-being of under-privileged or minoritized communities through environmental, outdoor, and/or nature-based education; etc.
We look forward to speaking with interested individuals about this exciting opportunity! Please help spread the word and/or find out how the job is right for you by visiting the full job description here: go.osu.edu/ENReducation