Assistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Sciences

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA, USA 🇺🇸

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Position Information

Position TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Sciences
About SusquehannaAs a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.
Position SummarySusquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences to start August 2023. Courses the successful candidate may teach include Environmental Science, Climate and Global Change, Sustainability and Society, Geographic Information Systems, and/or other courses that contribute to the Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies curricula and align with candidate interests. The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department strongly values faculty-student collaborative research and mentoring of students for internships and admission to graduate programs. This position includes responsibilities toward a proposed Watershed Pathways program, including the oversight of a minor, coordinating internship and professional development opportunities with partner conservation organizations and the university’s Freshwater Research Institute, and expanded student recruitment to areas surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. The position will include a course release to support these additional duties.

Susquehanna University is ideally positioned within walking distance of the Susquehanna River and Penns Creek, with several smaller streams nearby and active stream restoration projects on campus. In addition, SU’s Freshwater Research Institute is home to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Pennsylvania office and has existing relationships with non-profits, state and county agencies, and private landowners with the potential to be leveraged by the Watershed Pathways program.
Required QualificationsA Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment in a discipline from earth science, environmental science, environmental studies, or a related field such as geography, watershed science, or natural resource management. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential, as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional service. 
Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates who have an interdisciplinary background focusing on watershed policy, geospatial analysis, or agricultural systems.
Special Instructions to the ApplicantPlease submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching objectives; statement of research interests; a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring; and three letters of recommendation online at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. Any inquiries should be sent to the search chair, Dr. Daniel Ressler, at resslerd@susqu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 23rd, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefits EligibleYes
Number of Months9 months
Other Number of Months
Full-Time/Part-TimeFull Time
Posting date12/07/2022
Closing date
Open Until FilledNo
Anticipated Start Date
Posting NumberF00155

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Vita
  4. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  5. Research Interest

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts

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DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development