Assistant Professor hiring cluster

State University of New York

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere

The Department of Environmental Studies is searching for two assistant professor positions as part of cluster hires. Position are in Climate Justice/Urban Sustainability; and Water Policy and Governance. Brief descriptions below; See full details at

1) Urban Sustainability Faculty Cluster Initiative: The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY seeks to accelerate transdisciplinary innovations in Urban Sustainability through the addition of three new faculty positions. These new faculty will work with an existing team who are committed to generating actionable science, offering experiential student learning opportunities, and advancing the socio-ecological paradigm as applied to urban sustainability. With robust mentoring and research infrastructure support, new hires will be able to establish interdisciplinary connections, link with community groups and policymakers, and work within new research paradigms. We invite applications for the following tenure-track (10 month) positions: atmospheric science (Department of Chemistry), climate justice (Department of Environmental Studies), and climate-adaptive design (Department of Landscape Architecture).

Successful candidates for these three positions will be expected to participate actively and sustainably in this interdisciplinary initiative, “the Urban Sustainability Cluster.” Participation in the Cluster will be an important criterion in performance evaluations.

The Department of Environmental Studies (EST) is seeking candidates for an academic year, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, starting in the fall of 2022. As part of the Urban Sustainability Cluster, this faculty member will advance scholarship in Climate Justice. This faculty member will contribute an understanding of the social forces that bolster and/ hinder scientific solutions to urban sustainability, within an action-oriented education and social change framework. This person’s expertise will be at the intersection of climate/energy justice and urban sustainability, teaching classes of broad appeal, and in support of the new online master’s in professional studies (MPS) degree in environmental justice. Priority will be given to scholars whose fields of expertise include climate adaptation and resilience through a lens of social justice, inequality, and differing vulnerabilities. This faculty member will engage with local communities, expanding experiential learning opportunities in environmental health, STEM education, and community resilience (e.g., via initiatives such as the I-81 project and/or NY State’s climate initiative). The ideal candidate will have interdisciplinary training that emphasizes the human dimensions of environmental problems. For more information on the Climate Justice position, contact Dr. Mary Collins at mbcollin@esf.edu.

2) Water Faculty Cluster Initiative: The State University of New York – Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY, seeks to stimulate innovative research addressing water issues. Across the next year, a total of five (5) new faculty members will be hired to join existing researchers who are focused on the challenges associated with sustainable access to water resources in the coming decades. Our faculty will work toward goals including the improved understanding of aquatic ecosystems as well as equitable strategies for watershed stewardship. With high quality research infrastructure and sound mentoring, our new hires will be able to develop their research agendas and cultivate relationships with community groups and policymakers. Avenues for addressing the key challenges in water science include transdisciplinary approaches, student learning opportunities, and community collaborations, among others. Future postings will recruit for four additional positions for the Water Cluster, including: aquatic science – molecular (Department of Environmental Biology); aquatic biochemistry (Department of Chemistry); applied hydrology (Department to be determined); and water quality modelling (Department of Environmental Resources Engineering). Successful candidates for these positions will be expected to participate actively and sustainably in this interdisciplinary initiative, and participation in the Water Cluster will be an important criterion in performance evaluations.

The Department of Environmental Studies (EST) is seeking candidates for an academic year, tenure-track (10 month) position at the Assistant Professor rank, starting in the fall of 2022. As part of the Water Cluster, this faculty member will advance scholarship in the human dimensions of water issues. For more information on the Water Policy & Governance position, contact Dr. Sharon Moran at smoran@esf.edu.

To apply for this job please visit www.esf.edu.