Instructor in Environmental Science
Department:: Environmental Studies
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jul 16, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
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The Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton University invites applicants for a tenure track instructor position in environmental science with expertise in ecological and human system interactions, specifically forest, soil, wetland, and urban ecology. We prefer a candidate with a background that includes mycology and ecotoxicology. The expected teaching will include introductory environmental studies courses; upper level/graduate courses in ecology and courses in area of expertise; field-based classes; and project-based capstone courses. The instructor will also teach in the closely linked Sustainable Communities master's degree program. Applicants must have demonstrable experience with experimentation in pedagogical practices, including a background in implementing course-based research experiences for undergraduates, new technology in the classroom, as well as interdisciplinary and community-engaged learning. We seek candidates who take a scholarly approach to the design and implementation of courses.
The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to earn BA and BS degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. Students may concentrate on ecosystems, earth science, natural resources, environmental chemistry, public policy, environmental planning, and environmental economics. The program is rapidly growing and has tremendous student demand. As a program, Environmental Studies integrates a variety of disciplines. It draws on faculty involvement from biology, geology, geography, anthropology, philosophy, economics, political science, and public administration. It started as a program in 1974 in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology. Evidence of active field research in ecology that includes student involvement and publications is required. Previous undergraduate teaching experience is required with documentation of integrating research into classroom instruction. The candidate must have documented experience conducting interdisciplinary approaches to issues involving sustainability and environmental science with community-engaged dimensions. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative instructor with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous, undergraduate education.
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Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. For further information about the department, visit the Environmental Studies website: https://www.binghamton.edu/environmental-studies/ All applications received by July 30, will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.