Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies & Sciences

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA 🇺🇸

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary, natural scientist who explores the impact of different land use patterns and system design on ecological dynamics, ecosystem function, and community resiliency in natural and human-dominated settings. We envision a hire who can engage our students in courses and research aimed at managing and/or restoring ecosystems and landscapes for improved water quality, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation, and public health. Field and lab-based geospatial tools are widely accessible within the ESS Program, as are broad analytical capabilities. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences  

The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. We seek an interdisciplinary, natural scientist who explores the impact of different land use patterns and system design on ecological dynamics, ecosystem function, and community resiliency in natural and human-dominated settings. We envision a hire who can engage our students in courses and research aimed at managing and/or restoring ecosystems and landscapes for improved water quality, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation, and public health. Field and lab-based geospatial tools are widely accessible within the ESS Program, as are broad analytical capabilities. We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.  

Within the context of an 18 contact hour teaching load per year (1 credit labs count as 3 contact hours), the position will participate in our introductory courses and also offer rigorous 200- and 300-level dedicated environmental science courses. 

Skidmore is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 students, with 21% students of color, and 248 full-time faculty members, located in upstate New York. Enthusiasm for teaching a diverse population of students is essential. 

Candidates should submit all materials online by February 24, 2023

Minimum Qualifications:        

Candidates could have a background in water resources, urban ecology, restoration ecology, aquatic or terrestrial ecology, or sustainable systems. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and teaching experience. 

Candidates should submit all materials online by February 24, 2023, including a cover letter, vita, teaching statement, research statement and sample syllabi. Please include contact information for three people who can provide letters of reference, who may be contacted directly for requested letters. All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Sample Syllabi
  • List of Three References

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

EEO STATEMENT

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development