[ES_JOBS_NET] Sustainability Science Position at Furman University

TRACEY HOLLOWAY taholloway at wisc.edu
Mon Feb 29 08:22:14 MST 2016

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I would greatly appreciate you sharing this job opportunity with any of your department’s current PhD students or recent PhD graduates who might be interested in an academic position in sustainability science, with an emphasis in ecological economics or environmental health.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (ees.furman.edu <http://ees.furman.edu/>) at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2016.  Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise, ideally in the area of ecological economics or environmental health or a related field. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and EES 112 Environmental Science, and an upper level undergraduate seminar course in the candidate's specialty. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/5580 <https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/5580> .  Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts.  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2016.  Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Thanks for sharing.
Weston Dripps, Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Furman University
Henry Keith and Ellen Hard Townes Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
A bit more about Furman and our programs:
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department:
How do we achieve an environmentally safe and socially just space for humanity in a world of increasingly limited natural resources? That is the quintessential challenge of the 21st century, and lies at the heart of Furman University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science​s (EES). Our department takes a holistic, systems-based approach to seek solutions to this grand challenge and examines the full range of geological, environmental, and sustainability issues associated with it. We offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as one of the only Bachelor of Science degrees in Sustainability Science at a liberal arts institution. Our faculty members represent a complete spectrum of expertise within Earth Systems Science, with the academic breadth necessary to understand the complex relationships between humans and the planet that sustains them. 
The hallmarks of our earth, environmental, and sustainability science programs are flexible curriculum, small classes, field experiences, and collaborative research. Small classes (<15 students) result in plenty of individualized attention and an engaged, active learning environment. Furman’s location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and proximity to Greenville provide easy access to a geologically, ecologically, and socially diverse region with ample opportunity for integrating field experiences and local research into the curriculum. Our philosophy of “teaching through research” provides every student in our programs the opportunity to conduct collaborative field research with our faculty.
The University:
Furman University is a selective, residential, national liberal arts university located in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. The University enrolls approximately 2,700 undergraduate students. The residential student body is the ideal size to enhance scholarly activity, personal growth, and leadership development. Located only 30 minutes from the mountains and three hours from the South Carolina shore, Furman is nationally acclaimed for its extraordinarily beautiful campus and has been recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. The Furman faculty and staff has little turnover and great loyalty to the institution. Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education named Furman one of the best small liberal arts colleges and universities in the country in staff satisfaction.

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