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  • Assistant Professor - Vertebrate Conservation Biology


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: State University of New York
      Location: Syracuse, New York
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 09/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    State University of New York
    College of Environmental Science and Forestry Environmental and Forest Biology
    1 Forestry Drive
    Syracuse, New York 13210

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF VERTEBRATE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology. We seek a highly motivated scientist dedicated to conserving native species and natural communities, and eager to join our nationally and internationally distinguished faculty in training the next generation of conservation biologists and wildlife scientists. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

    Responsibilities: Research will focus on conservation of vertebrates in terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems, with strong field component and expectation to build an extramurally-supported research program that involves graduate students working in part, but not exclusively, in the northeastern U.S. Teaching will include an undergraduate course in Endangered Species Conservation and a graduate/advanced undergraduate level course in Population Biology, plus a field course in area of specialty. Other responsibilities include mentoring of undergraduates in the Conservation Biology and Wildlife Sciences Programs (http://www.esf.edu/efb/consbio/ and http://www.esf.edu/efb/wildlife/).

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. degree in Conservation Biology, Vertebrate Ecology and Biology, Population Biology, Wildlife Science, or related field. • Demonstrated research emphasis pertinent to vertebrate conservation biology. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Evidence of creativity, quality, and productivity in research
    • Evidence of ability to maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program
    • Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
    • Prior experience working closely with or within conservation organizations (governmental or non-governmental)

    The Department, College and Broader Community: The Vertebrate Conservation Biologist will be housed within the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (http://www.esf.edu/efb/), which is also home to the historic Roosevelt Wild Life Station (http://www.esf.edu/rwls/), one of several research institutes and centers focused on applied conservation at the college (see www.esf.edu/research/ric.htm).

    Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

    The college 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.

    The SUNY-ESF campus provides a rich array of curricular and co-curricular experiences with our main Syracuse campus just southeast of downtown Syracuse and our regional campuses stretching from southern Onondaga County to the Adirondacks. The Syracuse area, home to our main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local parks and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing downtown in the city of Syracuse. Onondaga County provides a variety of neighborhoods that include urban, rural and suburban with strong schools, affordable housing and supportive communities.

    Central New York is also home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities including SUNY Upstate Medical University, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, the VA Hospital of Syracuse and Crouse Hospital, each of which provide unique specialty areas that support the needs of the community. Whatever one’s interests are, one is sure to find a great community not just at ESF but in the surrounding areas as well. Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/ (follow the link for Current Openings, then link to the job description). Applications should include: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and why you are interested in the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and experience, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and 5) contact information for three references. The cover letter, research statement and teaching statement should not exceed two pages each.

    Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by September 1, 2018, although this position will remain open until filled.

    For More Information: Contact Dr. Mark Lomolino, Search Committee Chair, by email at island@esf.edu. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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