ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AS PART OF AN INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FACULTY CLUSTER
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is initiating a faculty cluster in Indigenous Environmental Science to advance education, research, and outreach which draws upon both Indigenous knowledges and western ecological sciences and/or with interdisciplinary environmental studies. We invite applications for a three-person faculty cluster hire for Assistant/Associate Professor in both/either Indigenous Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.
Indigenous Environmental Science includes the study of the environment from the perspective of a broad range of environmental disciplines which engages Indigenous knowledge systems and is focused on application of environmental biology to indigenous ecological and cultural landscapes. Indigenous Environmental Studies draws upon and integrates Indigenous knowledge systems with a wide range of social sciences, philosophy, humanities and other interdisciplinary studies. For these positions, the areas of specialization are open, but the successful candidate will have education and experience in environmental biology or environmental studies disciplines. Focal areas of interest for positions in Environmental Biology are ecology, conservation biology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, ecological restoration, ethnoecology or related fields. Scholarly background for positions in Environmental Studies could include these ecological sciences and/or such fields as sociology, communications/education, community engagement, anthropology, geography, justice, or other areas within the environmental social sciences. Experience in cross-cultural mentoring is valued. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to collaboration with Indigenous partners.
Responsibilities: The effort distribution for these positions can vary with the candidates and typically include an integrative balance of 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% service which includes community outreach and research with and on behalf of Indigenous partners. Specific responsibilities include: 1) teaching an undergraduate course in Indigenous Issues and the Environment, a graduate/advanced undergraduate level course which integrates indigenous perspectives and environmental science in the candidate's area of expertise, plus a field course or graduate seminars in their area of specialty, 2) contribute to leadership in the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment 3) mentoring of graduate students and undergraduates, and 4) establishing an extramurally supported research program that involves training undergraduates and graduate students.
Starting Salary: commensurate with experience.
Ph.D. degree in a related field
Demonstrated research focus in Indigenous Environmental Science or Studies, including but not limited to environmental biology, restoration, conservation, resource management, environmental justice, communications, community engagement, or allied environmental disciplines
Strong record of working effectively with and on behalf of indigenous partners
Evidence of creativity, quality, and productivity in scholarship and teaching
Evidence of ability to develop an active, extramurally-funded graduate research program
Evidence of experience in creating synergy between Indigenous and western scientific ways of knowing
Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Experience in cross-cultural mentoring of Indigenous students
Evidence of ability to work across boundaries of cultures, institutions, government, tribal and private environmental entities
Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park.