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

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 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.

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