Lecturer in Environmental Science



Job description

Binghamton, NY

About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:
The Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton University invites applications for a 3-year lecturer position in environmental science with an understanding of ecological and human system interactions. The expected teaching load will be 3 courses per semester. The applicant’s area of specialization is open, but we are interested in someone who can teach introductory environmental studies courses; upper level/graduate courses in their area of expertise; and a project-based capstone course. Experimentation with pedagogical practices is encouraged; there is growing interest in and institutional support at Binghamton for course-based research experiences for undergraduates, technology in the classroom, interdisciplinary and community engaged learning. We encourage candidates to take a scholarly approach to design and implementation of courses.

The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to earn either a BA in Environmental Studies or a BS in Environmental Science. Students may concentrate on ecosystems, earth science natural resources, environmental chemistry, public policy, environmental planning, and environmental economics. The program is rapidly growing and has tremendous student demand. Together, our two degrees support the tenth largest major in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences with more than 260 students. The professor will also teach in the Sustainable Communities master’s degree program, which is linked to the undergraduate program through an accelerated pathway. As a program, Environmental Studies integrates a variety of disciplines. It draws on faculty involvement from biology, geology, geography, anthropology, philosophy, economics, political science, and public administration. It started as a program in 1974 and is housed in the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, geology, earth sciences, planning, biology, geography, or a related discipline. Previous undergraduate teaching experience required. We are particularly interested in individuals who bring interdisciplinary approaches to issues involving sustainability and environmental science. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative instructor with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous, undergraduate education.

Additional Information:
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How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. For further information about the department, visit the Environmental Studies website: https://www.binghamton.edu/environmental-studies/ Contact Professor Carl Lipo at [email protected] with questions. All applications received by April 26 will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.