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Posting Date September 20, 2012
Vacancy # V-F19
Department Earth and Environmental Studies
Division Academic Affairs
Subject to Available Funding
The Director of the Institute for Sustainability Studies (ISS) will hold a 12-month, tenure track associate or full professor position with a reduced teaching load within the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. The Director, responsible for the administration of the Institute, will develop a strong research program with external grant support to examine critical issues in trans-disciplinary sustainability science. The Director will be expected to build the ISS into a leading resource for information, research, and outreach in sustainability science by developing strong partnerships with surrounding institutions, industries, and communities. The Director will also work closely with MSU’s Passaic River Institute in relevant programming, outreach, and campus-wide initiatives, and will be expected to play a major role in the development of the new BS/MS program in Sustainability Science. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, and as ISS Director to the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.
Qualifications & Requirements
The candidate must have a doctorate in a discipline relevant to Sustainability Science, plus at least five years of academic experience (for associate professor, ten years for full professor), a strong record of scholarship, including research grants and publications, graduate student advising experience, and deep knowledge of sustainability science. The area of expertise is open, but should complement the existing faculty strength in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. Experience in program/center development, and the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents to create a national standing for the Institute is required.
Anticipated Start Date January 1, 2013 or as negotiated
Salary Range Salary and range is dependent upon qualifications.
Apply By November 15, 2012
Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)
Applications must include a letter of interest demonstrating qualifications and vision, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three professional references.
Electronic applications are preferred, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hardcopies to: Dr. Sandra Passchier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, V-F19, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey's most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. Located 14 miles west of New York City on a 246-acre campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas, and early twentieth-century architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a talented and diverse faculty and student body.The University's six colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations, and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 17 varsity sports for men and women, Montclair State offers students the total college experience.
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