Assistant Professor, Soil Science
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 2018. 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
Required Qualifications: 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.
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: $52,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. 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.