Baruch College – Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule), Environmental Studies (Natural Sciences)

Job Description:
The Department of Natural Sciences offers general education courses for non-majors as well as a Biological Sciences Major (about 100 undergraduates) and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability, and Physics. Baruch College is in the vibrant Gramercy Park District of New York City. It is easily reached from the other boroughs of the City and New Jersey by car and public transportation. Its buildings include the 1929 Field Building and the modern Newman Vertical Campus completed in 2001. The College is nationally recognized for Academic Excellence, Access and Value, and Social Mobility for Students. For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, bringing an unparalleled breadth of cultural experience to the campus that enriches teaching, scholarship, and student life. A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and production of knowledge. Ensuring such plurality and diversity in the faculty is fostered by active efforts in recruitment and retention and in the sustaining of a climate of openness and participation throughout the life of the College.

The Natural Sciences Department invites applications for a lecturer in Environmental Studies. We are seeking a candidate with teaching experience and research at the interface between biological systems (genes to ecosystems) and global climate change. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary scholars whose work aims to create a more just society. Examples include but are not limited to: biological impacts in marginalized communities, water and food resources in environmental justice areas, resilience in urban ecosystems, and urban environmental health hazards.

The successful candidate will have a 24-unit teaching load, at least 18 of which will be as teacher of a Pathways course, such as ENV 1003L Fundaments of Ecology and ENV 1004 Fundamentals of Ecology research. The remaining hours may be administrative work, and/or teaching an upper-level course in their area of expertise to biological sciences majors and environmental sustainability minors. The candidate will participate in Baruch’s “Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop” and CUNY’s “Innovative Teaching Academy.” This position is eligible for a Certificate of Continuing Employment after 5 consecutive years of employment.

Compensation and Benefits:
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Biology/Environmental Science
  • Expert teacher of Environmental Science
  • Thought leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), especially as it relates to the specific discipline, is encouraged
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching in at least two of the three modalities of in-person, hybrid, and online.

How to Apply:
STEP ONE:
Go to the CUNY website cuny.jobs to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23770. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting: https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/lecturer-doctoral-schedule-environmental-studies-natural-sciences/88C243B8EFCC44FEBE788DCC757CC4C5/job/

To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three to five professional references, and a statement of philosophy of inclusive education and teaching.

STEP TWO – Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruc.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin March 28, 2022 and posting will end on April 16, 2022

EEO Statement:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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