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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies & Sciences

Siena College
Elsmere, NY
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate Saints intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. The Franciscan tradition, upon which Siena was founded, permeates throughout campus life. All community members are valued for their unique worth and recognized for their specific contributions toward the greater good. That spirit of belonging and respect reverberates across our 174-acre campus, which is ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

Siena is leading the way in Catholic, liberal arts education, and the national rankings help tell our story. Siena ranks number one in New York for job placement; top 10 among all Catholic colleges in the country; and among the top three percent of all institutions in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal. It has always been our community of dedicated and passionate Saints who make this campus a coveted destination to work, live, and learn. We hope you'll consider joining us.

Job Description

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Siena College invites applications for a visiting faculty position for the 2024-25 Academic Year. The term of appointment is September 2024 through June 2025. Salary is commensurate with academic credentials.

The successful candidate will teach a 4-course load each semester, with primary responsibility in the fall for our required introductory course: Environmental Science. The two associated environmental science lab sections count toward the 4-course load. Other assignments may include introductory-level courses in Biological Diversity, Principles of Ecology, or Environment and Society, or an upper-level elective in the candidate's field(s) of expertise.

Annual Salary: $60,000.00 - Instructor, $77,410.00 - Assistant Professor

*The hiring salary above represents the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated undergraduate teaching experience. While a doctorate in an interdisciplinary environmental field is preferred, qualified candidates with a Master's degree in a related field will be considered. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Finalists will be interviewed via zoom and a background screening will be required.

Additional Information

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, non-US citizens, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All bargaining unit faculty members shall be covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Siena College and SEIU (Service Employees International United) Local 200.

If a foreign national applicant is selected for a qualifying position, the College will sponsor and prepare petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security ("USCIS") to obtain H-1B status in the United States, which will allow them to work at the College for a specified period of time. Only specialty occupations will qualify for H-1B status under applicable federal law.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes an expression of interest in liberal arts undergraduate education, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi and teaching evaluations) and three letters of recommendation. Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal used by Siena College. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jean Mangun at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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