Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Studies Department

Target start date: Fall 2014 Semester

The position

Antioch University New England (AUNE) seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Master’s level course — Proposal Writing and Project Management — for the Environmental Studies Department. Class will meet Friday mornings (8-11), 29 August through 12 December 2014.

The course focus is on developing competency in three phases of the grants process: planning, research, and writing. The instructor will guide and support students to research and explore public and private funding sources appropriate to the human services and environmental fields, with emphasis on selecting potential funding sources, managing basic elements of a proposal, and developing successful collaborative efforts. Students will be expected to engage in each phase of the process, and develop a funding proposal relevant to their area of concentration or research. Case studies and classroom applications will be used to explore effective project management tools and skills.


Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Business Administration, Management, or a related field. Professional experience with grantmaking and project management is required. Ideal candidates have teaching experience in higher education, including strong skills in designing curricula and teaching through creative, experiential approaches. Understanding of relevant current trends in funding and managing environmental projects, as well as access to professional networks and organizations is also desired. Ability to work with others and communicate effectively is essential. Work will also require flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, capacity to work independently, and ability to network and seek out resources.

 The University and Campus

Antioch University is a unique and dynamic institution that brings to life the brightest ideas and highest ambitions of its students. A private, nonprofit institution, Antioch University is a singularly accredited, highly integrated multi-campus institution, reaching coast to coast like no other in the country. Each campus maintains a strong regional presence, committed to serving our communities and guided by shared core values of quality education, inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged citizenship. Visit the University website for more.

Antioch University New England educates roughly 1000 students engaged in a range of graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral level programs in management, education, psychology, and environmental studies; several research and service centers; and, a host of community-focused advocacy and development activities. Our distinctive pedagogy mixes academic rigor with experiential learning and social engagement. In 2014, we celebrate 50 years and 10,000 alumni; and, look forward to developing multiple opportunities to expand our programs, extend our reach, develop reciprocal partnerships, and exploit alternative delivery modalities.

Application instructions

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for two references to Rachel Thiet, Director of the Master of Science Program in Environmental Studies, by email to RThiet @ Antioch . edu with Proposal Writing and Project Management in the subject line. Application deadline is 10 July 2014.

Antioch University New England offers a smoke-free environment, provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability.