The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

Two Faculty Positions Available

1) Social Sciences (asst. prof): scholar specializing in environmental justice,
industrial communities/deindustrialization, health, food systems, or gender

2) Documentation of Sites and Structures (asst/assoc prof): tenure-track faculty member
specializing in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or Public History  

 • Application deadline for both positions is 15 Jan. 2015 •

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Audrey L. Mayer

Audrey L. Mayer

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee

Contact

906-487-2864
almayer@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Policy

I have a joint appointment with the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. My research fits generally within the framework of multidisciplinary sustainability science. I develop and test sustainability indices for their utility to manage dynamic human-environmental systems from local to global scales. I . . .

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Adam M. Wellstead

Adam M. Wellstead

PhD, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 2006

Contact

906-487-2115
awellste@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Social Sciences

I joined the Department of Social Sciences in 2011 after a 15 year career with Canadian federal government. My background in policy and public management will contribute to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy Program. My research interests include investigating multi-level governance arrangements in the natural resource sector, . . .

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Nancy Langston

Ph.D., University of Washington

Contact

nelangs3@mtu.edu

Professor of Environmental History, Social Sciences

I am an environmental historian who examines the shared histories of people and watersheds. My current research explores the connections between landscape change, mining, and environmental health in Lake Superior and other boreal watersheds.During 2012-2013, I was the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science, in residence in the Department of Historical, . . .