Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication
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Department of Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, New York, USA
October 31, 2017


The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic year tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Environmental Communication. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong extramurally funded research program in environmental communication. S/he will teach undergraduate and graduate course(s) in environmental communication and seminars within his/her area of expertise. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and students across other disciplines at the College and within the broader academic community. The position will be filled by a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: science communication, risk communication, public understanding of science, citizen science, public participation, conflict resolution, communication of national and international environmental policies, environmental campaigns, media studies, and social marketing, among others. This position will require the ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or a related discipline by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • An established record of excellence in sponsored research, peer-reviewed publication, and graduate teaching.
  • Strong theoretical grounding in one or more disciplines.
  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • A scholar with experience using mixed methods, though with a heavier focus on quantitative methods (i.e., survey design and network analysis).
  • Scholars with domestic and/or international research experience.

The College and the Department:  

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 Environmental Studies program integrates the social and biophysical sciences and the humanities to enhance environmental policy, the communication of environmental perspectives, and decision making processes. The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Environmental Studies. Ph.D. degrees supervised by departmental faculty are offered through ESF's interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Science.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by October 31, 2017, to assure optimal consideration.

For More Information:  

Dr. Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, Search Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Studies
106 Marshall Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210-2787
Tel: 315-470-6573; E-mail:

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