[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure Track Environmental Science Faculty position at Sweet Briar College

Thomas O'Halloran ohall at vt.edu
Sun Dec 6 14:19:09 MST 2015

*Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and Program Director of
Environmental Science*

Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that
encourages young women to fulfill their highest potential.  Leadership in
all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make
with their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic
experiences to lead interesting and important lives.

Sweet Briar College seeks a collaborative, creative environmental
scientist, for a tenure track position at the advanced assistant or
associate level, committed to the education of undergraduates, to join the
Department of Environmental Science and create synergies with other
departments.  The field of expertise is open, but we especially welcome
applicants who will use our 3250-acre campus as a research station and
classroom (e.g. sustainable agriculture, soil science, biogeochemistry,

Our environmental alumnae are successful in graduate programs, and employed
as environmental consultants, engineers, geospatial analysts and field
scientists.  The environmental program has unrealized potential, because
Sweet Briar has distinct assets that offer opportunities for the program to
expand in new directions.  Among these assets are:

·         a 3250 acre campus with exceptional hardwood forests, permanent
forest plots, a deer exclosure, lakes, a community garden, and warm season
grass fields planted as biofuels (

·         a state of the art research tower for studying
biosphere-atmosphere interactions (http://sbc-lars.blog.sbc.edu/)

·         an administration that is supportive of academic and research use
of the land

·         one of two women’s colleges in the United States offering an
ABET-accredited engineering degree program

·         faculty in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and
Physics, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Psychology who are highly
collaborative in teaching and research

·         support for faculty research including an internal faculty grants
program and a summer Honors research program

*Assistant Professor:*

*Requirements**: *A Ph.D. in an environmental science or related field;
experience teaching undergraduates; a research program with the potential
to involve undergraduates; interest in working across disciplines and
engaging in collaborative scholarship or teaching.

*Primary Responsibilities**:*  teach introductory through capstone level
environmental science courses; mentor students in research; participate in
revising the environmental curriculum; participate in outreach to middle
school and high school girls interested in the environment.

*Associate Professor and Program Director (with a fast track to tenure):  *

*Requirements**: *A Ph.D. in an environmental science or related field;
evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates and mentoring
undergraduates in research; evidence of work across disciplines, for
example by engaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching or curriculum
development; and success in obtaining external funding for research,
teaching or outreach.

*Primary Responsibilities**:* teach introductory through capstone level
environmental science courses; mentor students in research; lead a
collaborative group in evaluating and revising the environmental
curriculum; strengthen collaborations with other programs at the college;
provide leadership in outreach to and recruiting of middle school and high
school girls interested in the environment; work with Development to
increase external and donor funding for the environmental program.

*Application Requirements*

For full consideration, please submit to envirosearch at sbc.edu a single PDF
file containing a cover letter describing your qualifications for this
position, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests,
and contact information for three references.  For questions about the
position, please contact Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink (
lfink at sbc.edu).  Review of applications will start January 11, 2016.
will be accepted until the position is filled.

*Sweet Briar College (**www.sbc.edu <http://www.sbc.edu>), located on 3,250
scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg,
VA, is a nationally-ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and
sciences college for women.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar
College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications
from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas
who would increase the diversity of the College.  *
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