Applications Invited for Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (tenure track position)

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies to begin in July 2017. Candidates whose research focuses on the intersection of environmental justice, environmental health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants from environmentally relevant social science fields, including geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, or other closely related disciplines. Areas of teaching and research interest for this position include environmental justice as an approach to one or more of the following issue areas:  natural resource management (including water), land use, urban issues, food systems, natural disasters, climate change, transportation, pollution, and/or waste. We seek candidates with an integrative understanding of inequality and environmental issues, whose work addresses questions of race, class, and gender in relation to the environment. 

Full job description and application instructions are available at: 


3 Majors:       Environmental Studies  Environmental Science 

Environmental Studies

Humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences combine to examine how humans interact with, and impact, the environment around them. Students focus on issues like global warming, alternative energy sources, wilderness protection, and natural resources. 

Study the environment from diverse perspectives

Environmental Science

Environment Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate environmental issues. Cutting-edge field, laboratory and computing equipment are used to evaluate and solve environmental problems within a societal context. Contacts with local, state, and national professionals enhance the program.

Make the Earth your classroom


​Geosciences emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape our planet, looking at the minerals and rocks that comprise it and the interdisciplinary study of the Earth’s surface and interior. This major has a proven track record, consistently ranking among the best undergraduate programs in the country.  .

Field-based learning around the world

What's New


  • Hurd poster 9/30/16

Welcome to the Hive

ENE Light Lunch  9/30/16 - 12:00pm - HAC119 

"Fluorescence-based determiniation of water and dissolved organic matter sources for karst springs of the Cumberland Valley"  --  Todd M. Hurd, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Shippensburg University

Prof. Hurd is an Ecosystems and Ecologist pursuing research interests in tracing sources of water, resources, and contaminants in ecosystems using fluorescence and isotopic techniques. He is broadly interested in applying an understanding of ecosystem function to best manage natural systems and resources and to solve environmental problems.



Welcome to the Hive!

A locally crafted bee hive has been installed in the F&M Center for the Sustainable Environment. Environmental Science students monitor the hive and study the bees to learn more about the world-wide decline of honey bees and solutions for increasing their population. The bees have easy access to the newly-created pollinator garden.

Click the video at left to learn more about it!


Why study our Earth & Environment?

Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
Why Earth Science?

The Pulse

Story 9/28/2016

How to Make F&M a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly...

Wondering how you can make Franklin and Marshall College a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus?  Join the Green Offfice Checklist Challenge!

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Story 9/16/2016

Off-Campus Study: Brielle Stander '17

Environmental Studies major studies on the SIT Abroad/IHP Climate Change program in Casablanca, Hanoi, La Paz, and San Francisco.

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Story 9/8/2016

Sustainability Week: The Need for "Wild Things"

Franklin & Marshall College’s Sustainability Week 2016 focused on the need to understand and conserve nature’s wild things – such as coyotes and bees – to help maintain a balanced ecosystem.    

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Story 7/25/2016

F&M Student Running Across Country to Battle Cancer

Franklin & Marshall students often tackle interesting projects during the summer – internships, academic research, study abroad and more. But one is part of a team running across the United States to...

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Story 7/21/2016

The Latest Step in Campus Sustainability is a Big One

Atop the flat roof of Franklin & Marshall College's Center for the Sustainable Environment, the large green housing unit connected to an elaborate skeleton of steel and pipes kicked into operation...

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