Environmental Resources Engineering

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Job Description: 

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) http://www.esf.edu/hr  The department seeks an environmental engineer with a focus in ecological or sustainable engineering. We seek applicants who are engaged in research that addresses critical environmental questions and complements scholarly pursuits of faculty in ERE and at SUNY-ESF. Applicants must possess advanced skills, knowledge and engineering background to teach courses in both the ERE graduate and the ABET-accredited undergraduate programs. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Research responsibilities include developing, funding and sustaining a nationally recognized research program in environmental resources engineering.  Research areas may include, but are not limited to: ecological engineering, sustainable engineering, fate and transport phenomena, nutrient cycling, ecosystem design, large-scale geospatial data analysis, waste management, environmental systems analysis, ecological risk assessment, life cycle analysis,  or energy systems.

Research duties will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, securing competitive grants to support research activities, and producing scholarly works including peer-reviewed publications. The applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate in research activities with colleagues in the Department (e.g. in ecological, geospatial, water resources, and environmental resources engineering), the College (e.g. in ecology, chemistry, landscape architecture, and environmental studies), and neighboring universities such as Syracuse University (e.g. engineering, earth sciences and geography) and SUNY Upstate Medical University (e.g. in human health and epidemiology).

Teaching responsibilities include delivering both undergraduate and graduate engineering courses to fit the needs of ERE. The typical teaching load is three courses annually while maintaining an active research program. Teaching duties will include: at least one required course in the undergraduate ERE curriculum (for example, but not limited to, introduction to ecological engineering, water pollution engineering, or energy systems); a specialized engineering course for advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate instruction in ecological or sustainable engineering; and an advanced graduate course in the applicant's research area. The applicant should be an enthusiastic and informed instructor capable of meeting program learning outcomes through teaching excellence. The successful applicant will actively support the program assessment and related activities to maintain the EAC/ABET accredited ERE undergraduate program.

Service responsibilities include supporting University, College, and Department duties and those of the applicant's profession (e.g. societies, journals, and conferences). College and Department service will include advising undergraduate and graduate students, attending faculty meetings, fulfilling administrative and committee assignments, participating in and chairing graduate student steering committees, contributing to outreach, and advising student clubs and organizations. Professional service may involve reviewing manuscripts, convening conference sessions, and serving in an editorial capacity for journals, as a panel member for proposal reviews or regional to international task forces, and as an officer for professional societies.

Required Qualifications:

-          PhD at the time of appointment.

-          At least one engineering degree (undergraduate or graduate) in a related field.

Preferred Attributes:

-          Experience in teaching, student supervision or mentoring, professional service, grant writing, research publication, collaborative research partnerships, and research project management.

-          Professional licensure, registration, or certification. 

Salary and Rank: Competitive and commensurate with experience and training.

Department of Environmental Resources Engineering: The ERE Department has eight full-time faculty members who contribute to our national and international reputation in scholarship. ERE delivers an EAC/ABET accredited B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering, and offers M.S., M.P.S., and Ph.D. degrees in four areas of study (Geospatial Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Ecological Engineering, and Environmental Resources Engineering), and the M.P.S. degree in Environmental Management.

Location: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is located in Syracuse, New York, a dynamic and diverse community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic opportunities. The Places Rated Almanac ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of "Best Places to Live." Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes, Syracuse is within a five-hour drive of New York City, Toronto, and the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. SUNY ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County. The Syracuse University campus is immediately adjacent to SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is located within easy walking distance.

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by December 1, 2016 to assure optimal consideration. We anticipate an August 2017 starting date.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr Applications should include: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and why you are interested in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a one page statement of research interests, goals and experience, and (4) a one page statement of teaching philosophy and experience. Complete application packages must be submitted as a single document in PDF format, which includes the candidate’s last name and ‘ERE’ in the filename. The Selection Committee will request official transcripts and three letters of reference from selected applicants prior to interview.

SUNY-ESF http://www.esf.edu is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Committed to excellence through diversity, SUNY-ESF particularly invites applications from women, minorities, and other protected groups.