Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Sweet Briar College Job Description Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts institution, located in Central Virginia approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 60 miles south of Charlottesville. Founded in 1901, the College’s curriculum encompasses a comprehensive baccalaureate program in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as graduate programs in education. It is one of two women’s colleges in the United States offering an ABET-­‐accredited engineering degree. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College. Job Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (two positions) Classification: Full-­‐time, tenure track faculty positions Job Summary: 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 program. 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 September 7, 2016 Sweet Briar College Job Description 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. Deadline for Submission: Review of applications will start 1 November 2016. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit to [email protected] 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 ([email protected]). September 7, 2016