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Assistant Professor of Sustainable Economics and Community Development
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 01:45:12 AM »

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites
applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August
2014. A PhD in an area related to sustainable economics and community development is required. The field of
specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in sustainable economics and alternative
development and an active research agenda related to sustainable development.

We seek broadly trained applicants from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology,
economics, cultural studies, geography, global studies, political science, and sociology. Preferred candidates
will have evidence of potential for effective scholarship, teaching excellence and commitment to teaching, and
the ability to develop strong research and teaching programs. Applicants should have a strong desire to
contribute to a vibrant, growing department.

The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be
able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student
advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant scholarly research,
teaching experience, and community development work; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for
at least three references; and 3) a statement articulating your approach to the interface of sustainable
development and economics.

Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. All application
materials should be submitted electronically to <>
Any questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer
Westerman, at <>

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina
system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in
bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional
residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Sustainable
Development Department, the University, and the surrounding area is located at <>.
Appalachian State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working
and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Appalachian State University strongly
encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other
underrepresented groups.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Jennifer
Westerman at <>. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be
conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity
and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Jennifer Westerman, Ph.D.
Sustainable Development Program
Living Learning Academic Building, 215
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-2493
Fax: 828-262-6400

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