[ECOLOG-L] Two faculty positions in environmental science, Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College

Professor of Environmental Science (two positions)

 The Department of Biology
and Environmental Science at Sweet Briar College seeks two
environmental scientists, invested in the education of undergraduates, for
tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.  These faculty will anchor an environmental
science major integrated with other science programs. We seek candidates with
the Ph.D. in an environmental science, teaching experience, and research that
can involve undergraduates. We are looking for candidates who will complement one
another and our biology faculty, and especially welcome applications from
candidates focusing on sustainable agriculture, natural resources, earth system
science, or environmental geography.

Sweet Briar is
restructuring the environmental program, and the environmental majors and courses
described in the current catalog are being replaced.  While some changes are being put in place
this year, the successful applicants will have input into the full shape of the


Sweet Briar has distinct assets that offer opportunities
for the environmental program to thrive. 
Among these assets are:

a 3250-acre
campus with exceptional hardwood forests, permanent forest plots, lakes, a
community garden, and fields of warm-season grasses planted for biofuels

·       an ABET-accredited engineering degree program (one of
two at women’s colleges in the United States)

·       a state-of-the art-research tower for
biosphere-atmosphere interactions

·       an endowed fund supporting an annual environmental forum

·       a local agricultural economy including organic farms, wineries
and craft breweries, orchards, and agritourism

Requirements: A
Ph.D. in an environmental science or related field; experience teaching
undergraduates; a research program with the potential to involve
undergraduates; demonstrated interest in working across disciplines and engaging
in collaborative scholarship, teaching or service. 

Primary Responsibilities:
teach introductory through capstone-level environmental science courses; integrate
campus and local issues in natural resources, agriculture and sustainability
into the curriculum; mentor students in research; advise; participate in
outreach to middle school and high school girls interested in the environment. 


For full consideration, please submit to
envirosearch@sbc.edu a single PDF file containing a cover letter describing
your qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching
and research interests, and names and contact information for three
references.  For questions about the positions, please contact Duberg
Professor of Ecology and Environmental Science Program
Director Linda Fink (lfink@sbc.edu).  Review of applications will start 1
November 2016.  Applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled.

Sweet Briar College (www.sbc.edu), located on 3,250
scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA,
is a nationally ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences
college for women.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College
is committed to enhancing our academic and co-curricular community and
encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds,
experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College. 

Linda S. Fink

Duberg Professor of Ecology

Environmental Science Program Director

Department of Biology and Environmental Science

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar VA 24595

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