Position in Environmental Studies (Urban Ecology) - Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Posted on 11/03/08

The New School has recently developed an innovative Environmental Studies degree program that integrates design, the social sciences and the natural sciences with a focus on the urban environment. (newschool.edu/environmentalstudies) We wish to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Ecology who is interested in playing an integral role in supporting the teaching, research, and programmatic needs of this new program. The position is located in the Natural Sciences & Math department at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced level courses in Ecology and courses for non-science majors.

Applicants must have a strong research background (with a track record of research and publication) and interest in urban ecosystems, ecological issues pertaining to the urban environment, and the interaction between human and natural resources. In addition, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and the ability to teach, work and research with both liberal arts and design students and faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and a history of collaboration across academic disciplines with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research. A Ph.D. in Ecology or closely related field is required. Postdoctoral research experience and some teaching experience preferred.

To apply, please submit a CV, a research plan, a statement of teaching, two sample course proposals, samples of published work, and the names of three references. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2008.

The New School is located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. Eugene Lang College emphasizes active learning through small, seminar discussion classes. The college and university are interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Interested candidates must directly apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51070