Assistant Professors, Ecology (2 positions) The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (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 person appointed to this role 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, 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 and Department of Environmental Conservation; non-governmental organizations including the Lake Champlain Basin Program; 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. CEES is widely recognized in the region 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: 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 at the William H. Miner Agricultural Institute. 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. Required Qualifications: 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. Preferred Qualifications: 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. 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. Salary: $50,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by December 15 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7667 and include a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment.