[ES_JOBS_NET] The Thomas G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies Yale

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Aug 4 12:14:35 MDT 2016

The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies invites
applications from emerging and experienced scholars, including especially
women and diverse candidates, for appointment as the Thomas G. Siccama
Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies. The successful candidate will be
an exceptional teacher with demonstrated skills and experience in
field-based teaching.

Interdisciplinary expertise focused on the natural history, evolution and
functioning of landscapes and organisms, including the capacity to identify
plants and animals in the field, and engage students with their biology and
ecology, is required. Experience in terrestrial ecology, including some
combination of ecosystem science, geology, geomorphology or soil science
will also be necessary.

Proven ability to inspire students through practical, hands-on teaching,
and also by encouraging and guiding them in their own research is a
prerequisite. Interest in engaging with students with very diverse
environmental interests, and collaborating with other faculty in a strongly
interdisciplinary School, is required. It is expected that the Siccama
Lecturer will use the resources available at the school forests as an
integral part of their teaching.

We are especially interested in applications from scholars who would
contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental and
sustainability studies. Personal experience of communities that are
underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in
pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from
diverse backgrounds, would be an asset.

Working closely with the Director of School Forests, and other faculty in
the School, the Siccama Lecturer will be expected to teach three primarily
field-based courses in each academic year and also develop and lead a new
summer Field Ecology Program for Master’s and undergraduate students. S/he
will also be expected to assist with the mentoring of Master’s and
undergraduate students and build connections with faculty, students, and
leadership in other academic units across Yale University.

The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field, or
equivalent practical experience, in an appropriate area. The candidate must
possess evidence of exceptional ability in field-based teaching, experience
in research and an interest in coordinating student research.

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016 and continue until
the position is filled.

In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the
School (http://environment.yale.edu) to learn more about the School and the
legacy of Thomas G. Siccama, and consider how their expertise can help
strengthen field-based teaching within the School and more broadly at Yale.

Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of
teaching interests and experience including any awards or recognition for
teaching, 4) statement of research interests and expertise, and 5) names
and contact information of four references via

For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Danielle
Dailey at fesdeansoffice at yale.edu. Salary will be commensurate with

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale
values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly
welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected
veterans, and underrepresented minorities….
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