Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Reducing our ecologic footprint

FACULTY POSITIONS

FOUR TENURE FACULTY POSITIONS, SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND POLICY, THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

DESCRIPTION

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) at the University of Delaware (UD) is hiring four tenure track faculty members in ocean science and policy. SMSP offers graduate programs in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated on the main campus in Newark and a coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer ready access to a variety of coastal and estuarine environments and the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Target start date is Fall 2015, but candidates may be considered for as early as Spring 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek dynamic individuals who will establish internationally recognized, extramurally funded, interdisciplinary research programs while contributing to the teaching and service missions of SMSP. While applications are welcome from all relevant disciplines within the School, there will be a special interest in the coastal/estuarine system including but not limited to the following areas: a) physical oceanography integrating dynamics from other core oceanographic disciplines; b) ecosystem science, such as coastal and wetlands ecology or environmental chemistry; c) ecological modeling, addressing issues of responses to changing climate, sustainability, ecosystem services, or resource management; and d) economic or quantitative policy analysis.

These hires are expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional applicants at other ranks will be considered. UD is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution. Other UD resources include the Delaware Geological Survey, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN). More information about SMSP can be found at www.ceoe.udel.edu.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will only be accepted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/25391.  A complete application will consist of a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCE, COLLORADO COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

Colorado College seeks a social scientist with expertise in environmental sustainability for a tenure-track position in our interdisciplinary Environmental Program, to begin fall 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking candidates with expertise in human-environment interactions and socio-ecological systems, and who integrate economic perspectives into their teaching and research.  Candidates who specialize in ecological economics, natural resource economics, ecosystem services, natural capital, systems dynamics, or the social and economic dimensions of climate change and climate adaptation are encouraged to apply. A PhD in a relevant field (e.g., ecological economics, environmental economics, natural resource management) is required by the time of appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically on the Colorado College Employment Career Site: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/. Application materials should be received by October 15, 2014.  Phone interviews will take place in November, with campus interviews to follow.  

ASSISTANT (TENURE TRACK) OR ASSOCIATE (TENURED) PROFESSOR, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

DESCRIPTION

The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the area of environment/risk/science communication. The successful candidate will have ¾ FTE appointment in the School of Communication and ¼ FTE in the Environmental Social Sciences specialization within the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). The tenure home will be within the School of Communication.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 10, 2014.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least one research manuscript. ABDs/post-docs should submit three letters of reference; those who hold a current assistant or associate professor position should submit the names of three references to the relevant OSU School of Communication posting at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4399.  Please be aware that we are conducting three searches in 2014-2015.  Be certain to select the specific position(s) in which you are interested. Informal queries may be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Nathanson (nathanson.7@osu.edu), but all applications must be made through www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional information about the School and the University is available at http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu.

VISITING FACULTY MEMBER, PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, CARLETON COLLEGE

DESCRIPTION

The Environmental Studies program at Carleton College aims to recruit a visiting faculty member in physical geography or a related field, to begin in September 2015.  This position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year. Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in Northfield, MN, about a 45-minute drive from Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

The successful candidate will take an interdisciplinary approach to human-environment relations. We favor candidates whose research focuses on the effects of climate change on biogeographic patterns and vegetation change and who have the ability to teach an introductory course in GIS and/or remote sensing.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate Environmental Studies program.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work and contact information for three references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after October 31, 2014.  

TENURE-TRACK/ TENURED FACULTY POSITION, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) & YALE UNIVERSITY

DESCRIPTION

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking to hire one or more open rank, tenure-track/tenured faculty members for its environmental studies program. Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through various grants, research and travel allowances. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring within their specialties and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum. We are especially interested in candidates who work on the political, legal, economic, technological, scientific, or cultural dimensions of contemporary environmental issues, but we invite applicants from all fields with experience and training suitable to an undergraduate, liberal-arts environmental studies program. An interest in Asia is desirable, but not required.Teaching responsibilities may include an introductory course in environmental studies, a second-year course in environmental problem-solving or analysis, upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and contributions to the College’s common curriculum. An ongoing research program that incorporates undergraduates would be highly desirable. For information about the curriculum, please see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Maniates, Professor of Social Sciences and Head of Studies (Environmental Studies), Yale-NUS College, at yale-nus.college@yale.edu or see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg. The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For additional information about Yale-NUS College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, and to apply, we invite you to our web site at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND ASIAN GEOGRAPHY, MACALESTER COLLEGE

DESCRIPTION

Applications are invited to apply for a tenure-track position in Urban-Environment and Asian Geography at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2015. Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ph.D. in Geography required. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in his/her areas of expertise in urban-environment geography that complement the existing strengths of the department. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in East or South Asia, with a preference for those who approach urban-environment questions using remote sensing and/or environmental GIS techniques. Examples of courses that might be taught by the successful candidate include: geography of world urbanization, Asian cities, urban ecology, regional geography of Asia, remote sensing, and environmental GIS. A strong commitment to liberal arts education, civic engagement, and undergraduate research activities is essential. If appropriate, successful candidates can play important roles in the interdisciplinary and other programs listed on the college web page (including Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Asian Studies).

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo and electronically submit a letter of application, a C.V., a graduate school transcript, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and example syllabi if available. Also, arrange for three references to upload letters to accompany the application. Applications should be received by October 10, 2014 to receive fullest consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Click Here for more information.

PART-TIME LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, BOSTON COLLEGE

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking a Part-Time Lecturer to teach Environmental Geosciences I: Resources and Pollution. This lecture-based, "science-for-non-science-majors" course meets from 10-10:50 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Fall 2014 semester. It enrolls about 110 students. A brief description is below. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates should contact department chair John Ebel (john.ebel@bc.edu) if they are interested.

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