Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL 130) Environmental Justice

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7089298 (Ref.No. 2645389)
Posted: November 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Nov 16, 2021
Deadline: Dec 01, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Justice, Community and Leadership Program at Saint Mary's College of California invites applications to teach a course in the spring term, 2022.

JCL 130 Environmental Justice

Spring 2022

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:05pm

This course focuses on the complex relationship between humans and the environment, specifically examining how our everyday choices, individual behaviors, built infrastructures, and policies and institutions affect the environment, and consequently our global human community. Drawing on theories and concepts from a variety of fields such as cultural sociology, social psychology, ethnic studies, political ecology, urban geography and economics, we will examine how power, privilege and justice relate to environmental problems and solutions. Students are required to devote time each week to community engagement and guided reflection activities, produce a literature review and advocacy presentation, and complete content examinations. Class sessions are supplemented by six labs over the semester. Prerequisite: JCL 10 or permission of instructor. This course satisfies the Community Engagement and Common Good requirements of the Core Curriculum. Offered in the spring.

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

Advanced degree in Environmental Studies/Geography or related social science field, and experience teaching courses and/or conducting research on sustainability, environmental justice, and/or environmental policy required. Preferred candidate will have community engagement experience and familiarity with environmental justice work.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.