Assistant Professor position in Urban Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Urban Environmental Studies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong, extramurally-funded research program in urban environmental studies, with an interdisciplinary social science foundation. S/he will teach an undergraduate Geographic Information Technology course, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in urban environmental studies. The successful candidate will play a key role in the undergraduate minor in Urban Environmental Science and will have the opportunity to develop affiliations with the College’s Center for the Urban Environment and the USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry unit at ESF. The position will be filled by a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: urban environmental studies or science, environmental geography, urban environmental policy and planning, environmental justice, and spatial analysis, among others.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in environmental studies, geography, communication, public policy, planning, or a related discipline is required, as are spatial analysis skills.

Preferred Qualifications: A record of excellence in research and teaching, commensurate with time since degree; strong theoretical grounding in one or more disciplines; facility with social science theory; social-biophysical interdisciplinary experience; international research experience; post-doctoral or professional experience.

Application Procedure: Application is online only Applications should include a letter summarizing qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references. Although the position will remain open until filled, to ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by 3 January 2014. 

The College and the Department: The College of Environmental Science and Forestry is dedicated to solving environmental problems through research, teaching and service. With a total enrollment of 1,650 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, ESF provides an intimate small college atmosphere. The low student/faculty ratio also allows for an active advisory system that is focused on personal attention and assistance for students. Integration of research and teaching is emphasized. The College is co-located with Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a large institution of higher education. The Environmental Studies program integrates the social and biophysical sciences and the humanities to enhance environmental policy and decision making processes. The ESF Environmental Studies Department is one of the largest in the nation with dedicated fully to environmental studies. The department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.), and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Environmental Studies and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Environmental Science administered through ESF’s interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Science.

For More Information: Dr. Richard Smardon, Search Committee Chair Department of Environmental Studies SUNY-ESF 106 Marshall Hall Syracuse, NY 13210-2787 Tel: 315-470-6576; E-mail: