[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Environmental Planning - SUNY Plattsburgh

Eric Leibensperger leibensperger at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 13:06:27 MDT 2014

*Assistant Professor, Environmental Planning*

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State
University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks to fill a 10-month,
tenure track position in Environmental Planning at the assistant professor
level beginning August 2015. Applicants should be broadly trained in
environmental planning practices and possess an understanding of the
ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of planning. We seek
candidates dedicated to teaching undergraduate students and committed to
engaging them in applied research. The successful candidate will be
committed to excellence in teaching and service in an institution dedicated
primarily to undergraduate education. Candidates with expertise in natural
hazard planning, environmental economics, water resource planning, energy
planning or planning for resilient communities are of particular interest,
and those skilled in geospatial communication and analysis are encouraged
to apply.

SUNY Plattsburgh is on Lake Champlain; an hour's drive from Montreal, QC
and Burlington, VT; and is a gateway to the six-million acre Adirondack
Park, the largest state-protected area in the contiguous United States.
Several government planning agencies such as the New York State Adirondack
Park Agency <http://apa.ny.gov/> and Department of Environmental
Conservation <http://www.dec.ny.gov/>; non-governmental organizations
including the Lake Champlain Basin Program <http://www.lcbp.org/> and Olympic
Regional Development Authority <http://www.orda.org/corporate/>; and local
natural resource dependent industries related to mining, timber and
recreation interact to create a unique and vibrant context for
collaborative research and education in the environmental planning arena.
The college is in an ideal location for planners interested in water
resource management; rural, regional and cross-border planning; park and
protected area management; and other topics commonly found along
wilderness-rural-urban interfaces.

CEES is widely recognized in the region for its applied and community-based
research initiatives. We are an interdisciplinary department with faculty
trained in the natural and social aspects of environmental science. We seek
a colleague that is interested in collaborating with our faculty and
complements our current areas of planning scholarship in urban and
transportation planning, environmental policy and decision making,
sustainable communities, food systems, habitat conservation planning,
ecological restoration, forest management and cultural geography. We pride
ourselves on providing students with rigorous experiential learning and
community-based research opportunities as well as opportunities to present
their work at regional and national conferences and in scholarly


The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in environmental
planning and relevant upper-division courses in her or his area of
specialization. Candidates must engage in planning-related research that
leads to peer-reviewed publications. The position also involves student
advisement and service to the department and college. The successful
candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

*Required Qualifications:*

A Ph.D. in Environmental Planning or related discipline is required for
appointment as Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a working
knowledge of contemporary environmental planning practices and an
understanding of ethical, procedural and methodological aspects of
environmental planning. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and
effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as the ability
to conduct research and publish on planning related topics. A successful
candidate will complement current faculty members' areas of expertise and
possess potential for engaging students in local, regional and/or
international projects. He or she will be expected to demonstrate an
understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues, as
SUNY Plattsburgh
is committed to ensuring that its graduates are educated to succeed in an
increasingly complex, multicultural, and interdependent world. The
successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively
and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators. ABDs will be
considered for appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and salary, upon
proof that the applicant’s defense of his/her dissertation will be
scheduled within the first year of the appointment. A successful ABD
will receive promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor and a salary
increment at the start of the semester following verification of the
terminal degree completion. An ABD hire will be limited to a one-year
appointment, subject to renewal for one year only (2 years maximum).

*Preferred Qualifications:*

Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence for
effective undergraduate teaching and/or experience engaging undergraduate
students in practical experiences or scholarly research.

*Special Instructions to Applicants:*

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Materials received by November 21 will be guaranteed
full consideration. To be considered for the position you must provide a
complete application and materials. Please provide resume/CV, cover letter
of interest, a personal statement of educational philosophy, personal
statement of research interests and philosophy; unofficial transcripts, and
contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts
from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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