Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science

Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date July 26, 2016

Position Title Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science

Vacancy # V-F23

Department Earth and Environmental Studies

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sustainability Science. Applicants with expertise in areas including but not limited to urban sustainability, urban design and regional planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation, industrial ecology, renewable energy, carbon auditing, and life cycle assessment, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected to play a critical role in our bachelors, masters, and professional science masters programs in Sustainability Science, and contribute to teaching and mentoring in our Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Management bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant's areas of expertise. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is also expected.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sustainability science, environmental science, urban planning, geosciences, geography, resource management, or other appropriate field, a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in sustainability, and evidence of potential for success in grant activity. Post-doctoral experience is desirable.

Salary Range
Dependent upon qualifications

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2017

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Electronic applications assembled into one combined .pdf or .doc file and containing a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to Hard copies will also be accepted and should be sent to:

Search Committee Chair (V-F23)
Department of Earth and Environmental Studies
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043

Apply By October 15, 2016

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