The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill three, one-year Lecturer positions in environmental science and geology, effective August 2017. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world.
SUNY Plattsburgh is situated on Lake Champlain and is a gateway to the six-million acre Adirondack Park – the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States. CEES maintains relationships with government agencies and environmental non-profits throughout the Adirondack Region and the Lake Champlain Basin. These partnerships and our unique geographic setting create a vibrant context for applied and experiential learning in the earth and environmental sciences, and our courses take advantage of all that the Lake Champlain-Adirondack region has to offer.
Responsibilities include: 12 contact hours of undergraduate instruction per semester. Each lecturer will be responsible for one of the following three positions: (1) Mineralogy (with lab; Fall semester) and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (with lab; Spring semester); (2) Soil Science; or (3) Water Quality Modeling. Both Soil Science and Water Quality Modeling courses are full-day immersive field courses taught in the fall semester as part of the Applied Environmental Science Program at the William H. Miner Institute. Additional courses may include, dependent on candidate specialty and departmental need, Introduction to Physical Geology, Evolution of Earth (Historical Geology), Geology Seminar, Environmental Technology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science Seminar, and Water Quality Analysis & Instrumentation. Candidates may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.
Required Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in environmental science, geology, or related discipline is required at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D. in environmental science, geology, or related field with expertise in one of mineralogy and/or petrology; environmental chemistry; environmental modeling; or soil science. Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence of college-level teaching effectiveness.
SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.
Salary: $40,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Materials received by June 12 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/8326 and include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.