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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in Environmental Health/Environmental Justice

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Colvin, New York, US
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Social Science / Humanities
Environmental Justice
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College of Environmental Science and Forestry
State University of New York
Syracuse, NY 13210

October 20, 2022

in Environmental Health/Environmental Justice

The Department of Environmental Studies at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Health (academic year appointment). The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the college and develop an externally funded research program that complements the existing strengths of faculty in the Environmental Studies Department and in the Environmental Health program. A strong interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is essential: the position will entail teaching two undergraduate courses for the Environmental Health major, Foundations of Environmental Health and Environmental Health Management, as well as an upper level/graduate course in Environmental Studies, in the area of Quantitative Methods for Measuring Environmental Inequality.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D., M.D., or Sc.D. in an Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related Social Science field with research interests and/or expertise in Environmental Justice and Environmental Health.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior postdoctoral and/or professional environmental health experience, a record of extramural funding supporting research, evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration, and experience in research complementing the research strengths of the Environmental Studies department and the Environmental Health program. We are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience in research, teaching, and/or service to historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted on-line at
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, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and (5) statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement should not exceed two pages each. Three letters of reference will be requested as needed.

Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2022 although this position will remain open until filled.

For More Information: Visit for information about the college and department. Contact Dr. Lemir Teron and Dr. Jaime Mirowsky, Environmental Health Search Committee Co-Chairs, SUNY-ESF; e-mail: and

The Program, Major and the College: The curriculum of the Environmental Studies program ( integrates the social and biophysical sciences and the humanities. The department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Education and Interpretation; Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Environmental Studies; and Online Graduate Certificates in environmental Leadership, Environmental Justice and Inequality, and Science & Environmental Communication and Public Relations Management. Faculty in the Department of Environmental Studies mentor Ph.D. students in the Division of Environmental Science.

The Environmental Health major ( was established in 2014 and is housed in the Division of Environmental Science. The goal of the major is to prepare students to move into governmental, NGO or graduate academic positions under the broad range of careers that comprise the field of Environmental Health. The Environmental Health program is one of 28 nationally accredited programs in Environmental Health by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council and the only one in the northeastern US.

The Division of Environmental Science ( ) is a multi-disciplinary program, drawing faculty from all departments across the campus. It has an enrollment of over 100 graduate students and 200 undergraduates, distributed between the Environmental Science and Environmental Health majors. The Division offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Environmental Science.

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. In addition, the ESF campus is contiguous with that of Syracuse University and in close proximity to SUNY Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a larger institution of higher education, including a wide array of courses, computer and library facilities, and sports and health services. The Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Crouse Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital are all within walking distance from the campus and offer extensive research and collaborative opportunities for health-related projects.

SUNY-ESF has more than 25,000 acres of field and forest properties at seven experimental field stations, offering abundant opportunity for field-oriented research in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The Syracuse Center for Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems ( is located nearby, facilitating collaborative research with a number of local industries and universities in the areas of Green Infrastructure and Renewable Resources. The Biotechnology Accelerator Facility ( offers opportunities for developing technologies started in the lab into commercial ventures. Along with Upstate Medical University, Onondaga Community College and Oswego College, SUNY-ESF was a recipient of a $15 million competitive grant to create the SUNY Institute of Environmental Health and Environmental Medicine.

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse community that promotes equity and inclusion for all its members. Diversity that arises from differences such as, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or religious traditions is central and indispensable to the institutional excellence and mission of the College.

ESF is actively recruiting diverse faculty of all backgrounds. In efforts and our commitment to the goal of building a diverse workforce we are participating in PRODiG. PRODiG ("Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth") aims to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority ("URM") faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields ("WSTEM").

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:

SUNY ESF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus and is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for the entire campus. For more information you can visit our Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy at
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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