[ES_JOBS_NET] Two tenure-track positions in ecology (organismal and ecosystem) - SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Earth and Environmental Science

Eric Leibensperger eleib003 at plattsburgh.edu
Thu Nov 3 15:05:41 MDT 2016

*Two tenure-track positions in ecology (organismal and ecosystem) *

*SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Earth and Environmental Science*

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES)
<http://web.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/cees/> at the State University
of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks to fill two tenure-track
positions in Ecology (in organismal and ecosystem ecology), effective
August 2017. The successful candidates will be committed to excellence in
teaching, scholarship, and service in an institution dedicated primarily to
undergraduate education. It will be expected that the people appointed to
these roles will 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 a complex, multicultural, and
interdependent world.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an ideal location for ecologists interested in a
variety of topics in the Adirondack Park
<http://visitadirondacks.com/about/adirondack-park> and surrounding region.
The campus is situated on Lake Champlain and is a gateway to the
six-million acre Adirondack Park – the largest state-protected area in the
contiguous United States. It is an hour drive to Montreal, QC and
Burlington, VT. Several government 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
local natural resource dependent industries related to timber and
recreation interact to create a unique and vibrant context for
collaborative research and education in the ecological and environmental
sciences. There is potential to collaborate with the Lake Champlain
Research Institute and W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute, as well as
participate in graduate programs. More information about the local area
<http://www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov/About/> may also be found online

CEES is widely recognized 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 scholarship in aquatic and wildlife
ecology, geology, hydrology, environmental policy and urban planning,
decision making, sustainable communities, food systems, ecological
restoration, and climate change. 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 publications.

*Responsibilities include: *Providing instruction in Wetland Ecology and
Management or Forest Ecology and Management, as well as courses from the
following: Field Ecology, Plant Ecology, Population and Community Ecology,
Ecosystem Ecology, General Ecology with lab, Restoration Ecology,
Dendrology, or Avian Ecology. Several of the courses are taught at the
graduate level. Both Forest Ecology and Wetland Ecology are full-day
immersive field courses taught in the fall semester as part of the Applied
Environmental Science Program
<http://web.plattsburgh.edu/academics/envsci/appliedenvsci.php> at the William
H. Miner Agricultural Institute <http://www.whminer.org/>. Additional
responsibilities include scholarship, advising students, and service to the
department and university. The successful candidate may be asked to teach
courses in a distance learning format.

*Requirements: *Ph.D. in an ecological discipline is required at time of
appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to
work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and
administrators. Candidates with expertise in experiential education and/or
applied learning, as well as expertise in forest and/or wetland ecology are
preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with documented evidence
of college-level teaching effectiveness.

*How to apply:* Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Materials received by December 16 will be
guaranteed full consideration Please provide resume/CV, cover letter of
interest, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three current
professional references. Some form of evidence of teaching/training
effectiveness may be requested from candidates selected for interview.
Official transcripts will be required prior to employment. Visit
https://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7751 to apply.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence
through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government
contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring
regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability,
age and veteran status.

Eric Leibensperger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Center for Earth and Environmental Science
SUNY Plattsburgh
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