Human Resources

Adjunct Instructor Environmental Studies (Food and Society) (Part-time)


Environmental Studies


The Department of Environmental Studies at Ursinus College invites applications for an adjunct instructor position for in-person instruction during the Spring 2022 semester (January 12, 2022 – May 13, 2022). 

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.


The successful candidate will teach one section (three contact hours per week) of the lower-division four-credit course ENV-216 (Food & Society). This course provides an overview of the relationships between people and food by looking at a host of issues and cases that illustrate how we think (or don’t think carefully enough) about the food system, including what and how we eat, grow, process, engineer, market, buy (or sell), and feel about our food. Among key themes typically covered in the class are the geography of food and culture; the relationship between the globalized/industrial and localized/sustainable food systems; psychology, food choice, and the marketing of food; the politics of consumer choice; and food choice and public health. Ursinus College anticipates fully in-person courses in Spring 2022 and the class is scheduled to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. The course description can be found at:

Requirements and Qualifications

Teaching experience and a master’s or Ph.D. in Food Studies, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Human Geography, Sociology, or a closely allied field are required.

Anticipated Start Date

Spring 2021 (January 12, 2022 - May 13, 2022)


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, an unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information (with email addresses) of at least three references (at least one of whom must be able to address teaching experience). All applications must be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Queries may be sent to Dr. Patrick Hurley (Chair), Department of Environmental Studies, Ursinus College, at or see for more information about the college.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.