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Clinical Assistant Professor, Environmental Education

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost West: Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College: Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation


Tempe, AZ (Multiple campus locations)

Open Date

May 07, 2024


ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) and the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation invite applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Education. The successful candidate will lead undergraduate and graduate students through inquiry-based field science investigations and teach a variety of topics such as climate change, natural history, geology, urban ecology, biomimicry, resource management, and the cultural history of the US Southwest. The successful EE candidate will build and teach courses for the environmental education certificate program and assist with Certificate course development, revisions, and the development and implementation of an EE Study Abroad experience.

The position includes teaching in a variety of environments, which may include classroom, community/professional experiences, or distance/online, creating course content, providing feedback on student work/assignments, managing course materials in Canvas (learning management system), establishing supportive relationships with students, and service to the college.

The Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation welcomes applications from candidates who align with ASU’s charter and are committed to inclusive excellence and student success. The successful candidate will also advance ASU’s Design Aspirations through teaching and service.

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Duties: Delivering instruction, in a variety of environments, which may include classroom, community/professional experiences, or distance/online, providing timely and actionable feedback on student assignments, managing course materials in Canvas (learning management system for the college), and utilizing technology tools to support student engagement (e.g., Zoom, Slack, Yellowdig).

  • Establishing and maintaining warm and responsive relationships with students through facilitating course experiences and when engaging with students via office hours, emails, and meetings.
  • Collaborating with colleagues and other professionals to ensure effective instruction for students throughout their program.
  • Developing course curricula and content and curating course materials aligned with program-level outcomes.
  • Providing service to the program, division, college, and/or university through a variety of mechanisms, such as acting as a course coordinator in charge of collaborating with full-time and part-time faculty, maintaining, re-developing, and designing course materials, developing new courses, and content, related to educational foundations workforce needs, serving on a college or university committee, or other related service activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, or a closely related field (degree must be awarded by the start date)
  • 2 years of relevant college teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful course or curriculum development of environmental science and/or environmental education content for community college, university-level, post-secondary, or other adult education settings (such as leading professional learning).
  • Evidence of successful teaching of inquiry-based field science investigations with a variety of topics such as climate change, natural history, geology, urban ecology, biomimicry, resource management, or the cultural history of the US Southwest.
  • Evidence of sustained engagement with environmental or sustainability education professional organizations and/or agencies.
  • Environmental education certification.
  • Evidence of successful teaching outdoor or field experiences.
  • Evidence of conducting or leading program evaluation.

About the College:

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people, and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leader in teacher preparation, leadership development, and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 8,000 educators annually. MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching, and the effects of education policy. MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs, and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement. MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

Aligned with ASU’s charter, MLFTC is committed to advancing inclusive excellence in our curricula, programming, and institutional relationships. The college’s core value of Principled Innovation connects individual decision-making to the pursuit of inclusive excellence.

For more information about the College, please visit our website at http://education.asu.edu/.

Application Instructions

The application deadline is May 22, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be reviewed.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Letter of application/interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references