Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Environmental Studies

Organization: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Location: Syracuse, NY

Organization Overview: 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.

Position Overview: SUNY-ESF’s Department of Environmental Studies invites qualified applications for and academic-year non tenure track full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor for the 2022-23 academic year, to begin August 22, 2022, with possibility for extension.

Duties: This position is 100% teaching, and the visiting faculty member will teach four courses each semester. Undergraduate courses could include History of the American Environmental Movement; Values, Attitudes, and the Environment; Sociology of Natural Resources; Research Methods for Environmental Studies; and Social Processes and the Environment. Graduate courses could include Environmental Policy Analysis; Environmental and Natural Resources Program Evaluation; Nature, Recreation and Society; and Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice. All undergraduate courses will be taught in person; Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice is an online course. Areas of scholarly strengths in the Department of Environmental Studies include Environmental Policy and Communication, Environmental Governance, Environmental Education and Interpretation, and Environmental Justice. The department offers BS degrees in Environmental Studies, and Environmental Education and Interpretation; MS and MPS degrees in Environmental Studies; and online graduate certificates in Environmental Leadership; Environmental and Science Communication and Public Relations; and a new certificate in Environmental Justice and Inequality.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree or ABD or equivalent degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Sustainability Studies, or related field
  • Prior college teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as college-level instructor of record

Salary/Pay: Will be in the range of $50,000 and full benefits are included

Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by August 14, although this position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply: Should include 1) a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications. 2) Current CV, 3) names and contact information for three references. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Theresa Selfa, Search Committee Chair, at Questions about the application process and document submission should be directed to