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Job: Environmental Communication (possible specialization new media)

2010 November 17
by smonani


Deadline: January 3, 2011.



The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for two academic year tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Environmental Communication and/or Environmental Policy.

Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be expected to build strong extramurally funded research programs in environmental communication and/or policy. They will teach undergraduate and graduate course(s) in environmental communication and/or policy, and seminars within their areas of expertise. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester. These individuals are expected to collaborate with colleagues and students in other disciplines at the College and the broader academic community. At least one position will be filled by a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following environmental communication areas: public participation, collaboration and conflict resolution, environmental campaigns, new media, social marketing, science or risk communication, rhetoric and discourse, and environmental journalism, among others. We also welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following environmental policy areas: global and international environmental politics, environmental institutions and governance, climate change policy and implementation, urban regeneration, environmental justice, and land use change, among others.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Communication, Environmental Policy, Environmental Planning, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Sociology or a related discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in research and teaching, commensurate with time since degree; strong theoretical grounding in one or more disciplines; interdisciplinary research experience; post-doctoral or equivalent experience, and ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The College and the Department: The College of Environmental Science and Forestry is one the largest groups of faculty dedicated to solving environmental problems through research, teaching and service. With a total enrollment of 1,200 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, ESF provides an intimate small college atmosphere. The low student/faculty ratio also allows for an active advisory system that is focused on personal attention and assistance for students. Integration of research and teaching is emphasized. The College is co-located with Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a large institution of higher education. The Environmental Studies program integrates the social and biophysical sciences and the humanities to enhance environmental policy and decision making processes. The department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Environmental Studies. Ph.D. degrees supervised by departmental faculty are offered through ESF’s interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Science, and through Environmental and Natural Resources Policy doctoral program.

Application Procedure: Application is online only ( Applications should include a letter summarizing qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references. To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by 3 January 2011; this position will remain open until filled.

For More Information:

Dr. Theresa Selfa, Search Committee Chair
Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Studies
10 Marshall Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210-2787
Tel: 315-470-6570; E-mail:

SUNY-ESF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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