New Position: The Thomas G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies at 
Yale University

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 Lecturerwill 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.

In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the 
School ( 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<>. Salary will be 
commensurate with experience.

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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