The Center of Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2019 (pending final budgetary approval). CUES currently offers undergraduate degrees in environmental science and environmental studies.We are interested in candidates with a research focus in areas that examine sustainability and resilience of urban/suburban systems, such as urban green spaces and infrastructure, urban ecology, sustainable urban food systems, and conservation and restoration of ecosystem services in urban areas.Preferred background includes demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research and scholarship. GIS skills are also advantageous. A Ph.D. in Urban Ecology, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Sustainability Science, or a related discipline must be in hand by July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate is expected to build a strong, extramurally-funded research program that examines the sustainability of urban ecosystems, linked socio-ecological systems, or coupled human/natural systems. We are looking for a colleague with a demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to student success (e.g., innovative teaching approaches and pedagogies, experience mentoring undergraduate student, etc.). Teaching responsibilities will include both discipline-specific and general science courses, as well as the supervision of undergraduate research projects.
Candidates who would increase the diversity of the faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following elements: 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) copy of graduate transcripts; 4) statement of research and teaching interests; 5) recent sample of published work; and 6) student evaluations of teaching. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Maureen Dooley, firstname.lastname@example.org Human Resources Assistant, at . Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 16, 2018.
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.