Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
St. Lawrence University seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track position in environmental studies at the assistant professor level beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will be an individual who is broadly trained in environmental studies, with specific academic interest and training in renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency, and/or energy policy. This person will teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Energy and the Environment, and related upper level courses in energy conservation and renewables, such as wind, biomass and solar, to complement the existing curriculum in consultation with the department chair. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand preferred, but ABD candidates may be considered. The Environmental Studies Department has a 100-acre Ecological Sustainability Landscape located adjacent to campus with agricultural fields that could be used to engage students in field-based classes and biomass research, and a house that can be used as a laboratory for energy conservation projects. We are particularly interested in someone who can develop an on-going research program that can include undergraduate students, has a commitment to the liberal arts, and would be willing to participate in the University’s First Year Program. Additionally, opportunities will exist for teaching in the University’s Adirondack semester program, as well as in its new Sustainability Semester.
St. Lawrence University is committed to affirmative action and diversity. The promotion of such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Recent incoming classes at St. Lawrence have consisted of 25 percent US students of color or international students. About 18 percent of each class has received Pell grants, a federal program providing need-based grants for low-income students to promote access to postsecondary education. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, transcripts, brief descriptions of two upper level courses you might teach, and letters from three references to: Chair, Environmental Studies Search, Department of Environmental Studies, Memorial Hall, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications begins January 20, 2014.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.