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Vacancy ID: F2066

Department: Environmental Studies and Science

School/Parent Organization: School of Humanities and Sciences

Division: Provost and Educational Affairs Division

Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular

Academic Year: 2017-2018

Anticipated start date: 08/16/2018

Faculty Status: Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE)

Position/Job Summary

The Ithaca College Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Environmental Policy. We seek a dedicated teacher/scholar eager to work with
undergraduates who can help our students better understand the institutions and decisions surrounding society’s interactions with the
environment. With this hire we are interested to diversify our faculty community socially and intellectually, and to strengthen our
department’s commitment to social justice and the environment.

Position/Job Qualifications


  • Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree completed by August 1, 2018 in a field closely related to
    Environmental Policy, (e.g. environmental politics, environmental law, legal studies, environmental economics, political science, geography,
    GIScience, planning)
  • Strong desire for teaching undergraduates, and potential for excellence therein
  • Potential for
    scholarship in collaboration with undergraduates
  • Desire for active participation in the Department, School, College, or broader

Desired Topical Expertise and/or Interests (including practical/professional experience):

  • U.S. environmental policy/regulation/law
  • environmental or climate justice
  • international environmental
  • global environmental governance
  • regional urban and/or rural planning
  • Geographic Information
    Systems (GIS) and their use in environmental policy, planning, or justice
  • GIS
    in upper-level classroom, laboratory, or field teaching
  • professional experience in any of the above areas

Contributions to Inclusive Excellence

Ithaca College is actively working to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive academic community. As such, we encourage applications from
members of underrepresented groups, and we are interested to read or hear about each applicant’s potential to make positive contributions to
College-wide goals of inclusive excellence. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their experience, expertise, or interest in any of the

  • Management of issues of diversity, marginalization, or inclusion at the level of the institution or higher education
    in general
  • Facilitation of discussions on diversity, marginalization, or inclusion in the classroom
  • Service to the
    institution or community in promotion of inclusive excellence
  • Experience teaching in ways that meet the varied learning needs and
    interests of a diverse student population
  • Commitment to encouraging and promoting success in all students, regardless of aptitude
    or achievement
  • Any relevant experience or record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/. A complete application package includes the

  1. Cover letter (~500 words) including:
    1. A brief professional introduction
    2. A clear, concise articulation of
      the required qualifications, desired topical attributes, and contributions to inclusive excellence listed above
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) (no word limit) that includes details on teaching, scholarship, and service, in that order
  3. Teaching
    statement (~500 words) discussing philosophy, and/or approach, and/or experience
  4. Scholarship statement (~500 words) discussing
    interests, and/or experience, and/or future plans
  5. A well-developed syllabus for a course specifically designed to be taught in this
    position (see “Position Responsibilities” above)
  6. The names and contact information for three professional or academic references
    (Letters may be requested after an initial round of review.)

Questions about the position should be directed to Jake Brenner,
chair of the search committee, at jbrenner@ithaca.edu.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

Review of applications
will begin October 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Work authorization (select one):
sponsorship will be considered for this position

Department description

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) is an
interdisciplinary department founded in 2009 after ten years as an inter-departmental program. ENVS is a locus of
activity on campus, offering innovative, place-based, experiential education in two major degree programs (Environmental Studies B.A. and
Environmental Science B.S.) and one minor program (Environmental Studies). After a period of exponential growth, the department now has a
stable population of about 100 students. Interdisciplinary thinking is the norm in this department. The full-time faculty include a
naturalist, a toxicologist, a historian, an archaeologist, a conservation biologist, a geographer, a geologist, and a humanist writer. ENVS also benefits from the significant contributions of part-time faculty in areas outside the expertise of the
full-time faculty. Like others at Ithaca College, ENVS faculty are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate
teaching and innovative education in and out of the classroom. We are interested in applications from candidates who wish to join this

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500
students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes
students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning
and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and
staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are
inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant
and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators
of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results
driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take
initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New
York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away
from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse
city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca
College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu

FLSA Status:

Is this position eligible for benefits?: Yes

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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