Position Title: Lecturer or Clinical Faculty- Environmental Law, Policy, and Conflict Resolution, Indiana University

Position Posting: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11333

About the Department

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (O’Neill) at Indiana University, Bloomington campus, invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track academic year appointment as a Lecturer or Clinical faculty position in the areas of environmental law, policy, and conflict resolution. Qualifications for this position are a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and at least 5 years practicing law; advanced professional training and/or certification in conflict resolution; significant professional experience in environmental law and/or environmental policymaking or justice; significant professional experience in negotiation and conflict resolution; teaching or extensive presentation experience; and commitment to high quality teaching and student mentoring.  Though not required, the following are preferred: an advanced degree in negotiation and/or conflict resolution; classroom teaching experience, particularly at the college level; training or practice in other areas of O’Neill’s undergraduate curriculum such as labor and employment law, health law, administrative law, or ethics.

Individuals appointed within Lecturer or Clinical faculty positions are expected to focus on teaching (including course development and delivery and the incorporation of innovative teaching techniques), as well as on teaching-related service such as student advising and curriculum development. Those appointed as Clinical faculty are also expected to actively engage in service to relevant academic and practitioner communities. Lecturers and Clinical faculty are eligible for promotions to higher ranks within lines (Lecturer to Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professor; Clinical Assistant to Clinical Associate and Clinical Full).

The standard teaching assignment for Lecturer and Clinical faculty positions is six courses per year. The candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching modalities may include face-to-face, online, and hybrid among other modalities. Lecturers and Clinical faculty are not eligible for tenure but will be considered for promotion and/or long-term contracts no later than the sixth year of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected start date is August 1, 2022.

All O’Neill faculty members are expected to interact with our diverse student and faculty community. As such, we are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from many backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to O’Neill’s programs, curricular offerings, and service portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.

Position Summary

O’Neill-Bloomington is the largest school of public affairs and public policy in the United States and for five years has ranked in one of the top two spots of the U.S. News & World Report rankings for graduate public affairs schools in the country. Three of its specialty programs are ranked number one, including environmental policy and management, nonprofit management, and public finance and budgeting.  O’Neill is also tied for the top-ranked public administration program according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The school attracts very high performing faculty and provides a collegial workplace environment.

Indiana University is a major research University founded in 1820, and currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus. Additional information about the school and Indiana University can be found at https://oneill.indiana.edu/. Bloomington is a diverse community located in the beautiful, wooded hills of southern Indiana approximately 45 minutes from Indianapolis and 3.5 hours from Chicago, with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, low housing costs, and excellent schools. Additional information about the city of Bloomington can be found at https://www.visitbloomington.com.

For full consideration, please submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a current vita that includes a history of academic and professional experience; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including approaches to course design and classroom instruction; 4) evidence of successful teaching, training, and/or related professional experience (including online/distance-learning instructional experience, if applicable) and 5) contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11330. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Direct questions about the position to search chair, Beth Cate (becate@indiana.edu).

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications for this position are a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and at least 5 years practicing law; advanced professional training and/or certification in conflict resolution; significant professional experience in environmental law and/or environmental policymaking or justice; significant professional experience in negotiation and conflict resolution; teaching or extensive presentation experience; and commitment to high quality teaching and student mentoring

Additional Qualifications

Though not required, the following are preferred: an advanced degree in negotiation and/or conflict resolution; classroom teaching experience, particularly at the college level; training or practice in other areas of O’Neill’s undergraduate curriculum such as labor and employment law, health law, administrative law, or ethics.

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