Assistant Professor - Urban Ecology & Sustainability Science, Tenure Track

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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 Harpreet Kaur, HR Employment Coordinator, at hkaur2@suffolk.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 16, 2018.