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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

State University of New York at Potsdam

Potsdam, NY


Skill Level: Mid Level

Position Type: Full Time

~ This is a university where creativity is highly prized. ~

Our strong tradition in the liberal arts will expose you to a variety of fields within the arts, sciences, the social sciences and humanities. With the math and science skills you master through your courses, laboratory experience and fieldwork, you'll fully prepared to pursue interesting internship opportunities, advanced degrees and exciting careers.

To our students in the arts we offer the full palette: painting, sculpture, photography, filmmaking, acting, dance, scenic design, art history. More than 200 courses in all. We invite you to develop your talents and get ready for a successful professional career in the arts.

Position Overview

The School of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Potsdam is accepting on-line applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies who will begin fall 2017 and bring an interdisciplinary perspective, a commitment to place-based learning, and a willingness to develop and integrate students into regional research and teaching opportunities.

Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job:

We are seeking a faculty member committed to quality undergraduate teaching and advising, scholarly activity, professional growth and development, and service. The teaching load is 24 credits per year and the position requires teaching core program requirements, supervision of students placed in field research and internships, and involvement in the college's fall semester Adirondack Learning Community.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a related discipline is required by August 1, 2017.
  • Areas of specialization will be considered to the extent that they complement and extend the current strengths of the program.
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary breadth bringing humanistic and social perspectives to bear on environmental issues is essential.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are especially seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups. 
  • Graduate study in interdisciplinary environmental studies or sustainability is also preferred.

To Apply

Please click below: "Apply Here!" to submit the following to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter highlighting how you meet the job description; please include a statement detailing how your research, teaching and/or service have promoted and sustained the success of students from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants with no prior involvement with such process should indicate how their research, teaching and/service will advance SUNY Potsdam's diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
  • Curriculum Vita that includes the names and addresses of three references.
  • One document that provides evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness.
  • One document that provides evidence of scholarly potential.
~ SUNY Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from candidates belonging to historically marginalized groups. ~

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