Instructor in Environmental Science

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Environmental Studies
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jul 16, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

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.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

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 For further information about the department, visit the Environmental Studies website: All applications received by July 30, will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.




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Posted: 7/18/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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