[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-track Position in Soil Science - SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Earth and Environmental Science

Eric Leibensperger eleib003 at plattsburgh.edu
Wed Oct 11 15:34:30 MDT 2017

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State
University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill a
tenure-track assistant professor position in soil science effective August

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 soil
scientist that is interested in collaborating with our faculty and
complements our current areas of scholarship in ecology, geology,
hydrology, environmental policy and urban planning, sustainable
communities, environmental remediation, air quality, 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. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in
teaching, scholarship, and service in an institution dedicated primarily to
undergraduate education.

SUNY Plattsburgh 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. CEES maintains active relationships with government
agencies and environmental non-profits throughout the Adirondack Region and
the Lake Champlain Basin, as well as the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute.
These partnerships and our unique geographic setting create a vibrant
context for applied and experiential learning in the earth and
environmental sciences, including numerous long-term maintained field
sites. CEES courses and research projects take advantage of all that the
Lake Champlain-Adirondack region has to offer.

Responsibilities Include: Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship,
and service.  Principal teaching duties include Soil Science with
additional courses in environmental chemistry or geotechnology dependent on
candidate specialty and departmental need. Candidates may have the
opportunity to develop courses in their area of specialization. Soil
Science is a full-day immersive field course taught in the fall semester as
part of the Applied Environmental Science Program at the William H. Miner
Agricultural Institute. Faculty are expected to undertake scholarship
leading to professional growth and student research experiences. Additional
responsibilities include advising students and service to the department
and university.  Candidates may be asked to teach courses in a distance
learning format.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in soil science, environmental science, or a related
discipline is required at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be
considered with initial appointment at a lesser (qualified) rank and
salary. A successful ABD applicant 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).

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work
effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Candidates 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with field-based expertise in one of
the following: soil chemistry, soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering,
agronomy, soil microbiology, vadose zone hydrology, solute fate and
transport, bioremediation, or biogeochemistry. Preference will be given to
candidates with documented evidence of college-level teaching effectiveness
and applied learning techniques.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Application materials received by November 20
will be guaranteed full consideration. To be considered for the position
you must provide a complete application and materials. Please apply to
http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/8721 and include a resume/CV, cover
letter of interest, personal statements of philosophies and agendas for
education and research, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for
three professional references. Official transcripts from accredited
institutions will be required prior to employment.

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.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Center for Earth and Environmental Science
SUNY Plattsburgh
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