Assistant Professor - Water Policy and Governance (Water Faculty Cluster)

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)

Syracuse, NY, USA 🇺🇸

About College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson’s Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

Job Description:

Water Faculty Cluster Initiative: The State University of New York – Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY, seeks to stimulate innovative research addressing water issues. Across the next year, a total of five (5) new faculty members will be hired to join existing researchers who are focused on the challenges associated with sustainable access to water resources in the coming decades. Our faculty will work toward goals including the improved understanding of aquatic ecosystems as well as equitable strategies for watershed stewardship. With high quality research infrastructure and sound mentoring, our new hires will be able to develop their research agendas and cultivate relationships with community groups and policymakers. Avenues for addressing the key challenges in water science include transdisciplinary approaches, student learning opportunities, and community collaborations, among others. Future postings will recruit for four additional positions for the Water Cluster, including: aquatic science – molecular (Department of Environmental Biology); aquatic biochemistry (Department of Chemistry); applied hydrology (Department to be determined); and water quality modelling (Department of Environmental Resources Engineering). Successful candidates for these positions will be expected to participate actively and sustainably in this interdisciplinary initiative, and participation in the Water Cluster will be an important criterion in performance evaluations.

The Department of Environmental Studies (EST) is seeking candidates for an academic year, tenure-track (10 month) position at the Assistant Professor rank, starting in the fall of 2022. As part of the Water Cluster, this faculty member will advance scholarship in the human dimensions of water issues.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong, extramurally-funded research program on water policy and governance. They will conduct research that explores the human dimensions of water issues, including the challenges to water management from both theoretical and applied perspectives; collaboration with colleagues hired as part of the Water Cluster will be an essential element for success. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate course(s), and the typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute to our curriculum in Environmental Studies and to our newly revised undergraduate major in environmental education and interpretation (EE&I). The areas of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities may include courses such as: Environmental Policy; History of the American Environmental Movement; and Introduction to American Government; as well as courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. We value community based participatory research and other forms of engaged scholarship. This position will require the ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Requirements:

Required qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in Political Science, Planning, Policy, Geography, Sociology, Sustainability, Environmental Social Science (or a related discipline) prior to appointment; one or more peer-reviewed publications; and teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: An established record of excellence in sponsored research, peer-reviewed publications, and graduate teaching; strong theoretical grounding in one or more disciplines; interdisciplinary research experience; community-based research experience; and experience with both domestic and internationally-focused research projects.

Starting Salary:  commensurate with experience

Additional Information:

Location: Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, (ESF)the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and the college has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson’s Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review, and other national college guidebooks.

SUNY ESF is a dynamic and diverse community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic opportunities. “The Places Rated Almanac” ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of “Best Places to Live.” Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes, Syracuse is within easy travel to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto as well as the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. SUNY ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County. The Syracuse University campus is immediately adjacent to SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is located within easy walking distance.

The Syracuse area, location of our main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local parks and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing downtown in the city of Syracuse. Onondaga County provides a variety of neighborhoods including urban, rural, and suburban with strong schools, affordable housing, and supportive communities.

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The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse community that promotes equity and inclusion for all its members. Diversity that arises from differences such as, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or religious traditions is central and indispensable to the institutional excellence and mission of the College.

ESF is actively recruiting diverse faculty of all backgrounds.   In efforts and our commitment to the goal of building a diverse workforce we are participating in PRODiG. PRODiG (“Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth”) aims to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority (“URM”) faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields (“WSTEM”).   https://www.suny.edu/prodig/

SUNY ESF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus and is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for the entire campus.  For more information you can visit our Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy at https://www.esf.edu/au/documents/ESF Tobacco Free.pdf

SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:

Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted online. Applications should include a letter summarizing qualifications as well as a statement of research interests and accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by May 7, 2022, although this position will remain open until filled.


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