The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
invites applications from emerging and experienced scholars, including
especially women and diverse candidates, for appointment as the Thomas
G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies. The successful
candidate will be an exceptional teacher with demonstrated skills and
experience in field-based teaching.
Interdisciplinary expertise focused on the natural history, evolution
and functioning of landscapes and organisms, including the capacity to
identify plants and animals in the field, and engage students with their
biology and ecology, is required. Experience in terrestrial ecology,
including some combination of ecosystem science, geology, geomorphology
or soil science will also be necessary.
Proven ability to inspire students through practical, hands-on
teaching, and also by encouraging and guiding them in their own research
is a prerequisite. Interest in engaging with students with very diverse
environmental interests, and collaborating with other faculty in a
strongly interdisciplinary School, is required. It is expected that the
Siccama Lecturer will use the resources available at the school forests
as an integral part of their teaching.
We are especially interested in applications from scholars who would
contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental and
sustainability studies. Personal experience of communities that are
underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in
pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from
diverse backgrounds, would be an asset.
Working closely with the Director of School Forests, and other
faculty in the School, the Siccama Lecturer will be expected to teach
three primarily field-based courses in each academic year and also
develop and lead a new summer Field Ecology Program for Master’s and
undergraduate students. S/he will also be expected to assist with the
mentoring of Master’s and undergraduate students and build connections
with faculty, students, and leadership in other academic units across
The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field,
or equivalent practical experience, in an appropriate area. The
candidate must possess evidence of exceptional ability in field-based
teaching, experience in research and an interest in coordinating student
Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the School (http://ift.tt/1javM89)
to learn more about the School and the legacy of Thomas G. Siccama, and
consider how their expertise can help strengthen field-based teaching
within the School and more broadly at Yale.
Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of
teaching interests and experience including any awards or recognition
for teaching, 4) statement of research interests and expertise, and 5)
names and contact information of four references via http://ift.tt/2axSW9k.
For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Danielle Dailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and
strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities,
protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities….