Public Group active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The Graduate Center Earth and Environmental Sciences

This is the group page for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at The Graduate Center, CUNY


Employment Opportunities

  • Miami University in Ohio has a job opening, and they’d like you to know about it.

    Posted on behalf of David L. Prytherch.


    Miami University. The Department of Geography and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor in planning and sustainability to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will teach courses on urban development and sustainability, and upper-division courses on advanced planning techniques as they relate to the urban environment; initiate and maintain an active research agenda; engage students in community-based learning; and connect these to effective service. Required: Ph.D. (by date of appointment) in geography or urban planning or cognate design field, and expertise in planning principles/techniques and their application to sustainability issues. Desired qualifications include demonstrated excellence in the classroom; record of scholarship and publication; potential to attract extramural research funds; and capacity for engaged service on and off campus. Candidates should document any professional or other policy-relevant experience, technical skills in GIS or design, and should convey enthusiasm for community engagement in U.S. or international settings.

    Send curriculum vitae; letter describing scholarly, teaching, and service interests; and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Prytherch, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; contact phone is 513-529-5010, fax is 513-529-1948; email Screening of applications begins November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

    For more information on Miami University’s Department of Geography, visit; about the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability visit Miami University, an EOE/AA employer with smoke-free campuses, is seeking to increase the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Right to Know – Consumer Information - Hard copy upon request.

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • MARYLAND, BALTIMORE 21250. The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2013. Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field required at time of appointment. Candidates are expected to have an active program of research and publications, the ability to attract external funding, and evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the standard teaching load is two courses per semester).

    Position1. We are seeking a Biogeographer with research interests in global change, biodiversity, ecosystem services, or macro-ecology. The ability to undertake novel quantitative analyses of large data sets is also desirable.

    Position 2. We are seeking an Urban Geographer whose research emphasizes social, economic, and/or environmental processes associated with urban change. Experience with field-based research, geospatial information technology, or quantitative analysis is desirable.

    In the most recent Carnegie ranking, UMBC is listed as a Research University-High Research Activity. Research opportunities at UMBC include collaboration with colleagues the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), an NSF-funded Urban Long-Term Ecological Research site headquartered at UMBC; the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), a research consortia formed by UMBC and NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center; the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE), an EPA and NOAA-funded center focused on the environmental, social and economic impacts of urban and suburban landscape transformation; and the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center for the MD-DE-DC region The campus is located in close proximity to Washington D.C. and a broad array of federal, state, and local agencies as well as to other research institutions along the Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia corridor. Interested candidates may visit the web site for additional information.

    Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter describing research agenda and teaching interests, and have three letters of reference sent to the department. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Those applying for the Biogeography position should send pdfs to Dr. Matthew Baker, Search Chair, at Those applying for the Urban Geography position should send pdfs to Dr. Sari Bennett, Search Chair, at For those unable to submit electronically, please send applications to Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled

    UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.

    UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    CUNY/College of Staten Island – seeking instructor to teach Introduction to GIS, Spring 2013

    Elizabeth Sibilia Oct 04 11:18PM -0400

    Sorry for cross posting

    Forwarded message

    From: Cary Karacas
    Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM
    Subject: CUNY/College of Staten Island – seeking instructor to teach
    Introduction to GIS, Spring 2013

    Hello everyone,

    We are looking for an instructor (with at least an M.A.) to teach a
    4-credit *Introduction to GIS* course next spring (MW 2:30-4:25). Free
    shuttle service is offered from the Staten Island Ferry to the College of
    Staten Island campus, and direct express and local buses connect Manhattan
    and Brooklyn to the college.

    Please contact me if you are interested in the position!

    Cary Karacas

    Cary Karacas
    Assistant Professor of Human Geography
    Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy
    College of Staten Island, CUNY
    John Marchi Hall, 2N-230
    2800 Victory Blvd.
    Staten Island, NY 10314
    fax: 718-982-2888

    Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2013-14. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department. GUS ( offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies with approximately 250 majors. GUS also offers two graduate programs Рan M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies.

    The successful candidate will have a focus on food studies, with a strong preference towards individuals who can contribute to the study of food and social inequity; food cultures and security; food systems, sustainability and social justice; or place-based food and health problems. This candidate should have a strong background in social or critical theory and a well defined qualitative methodological framework for research. The successful applicant will also demonstrate a strong potential for funded research.

    Please send a letter that addresses teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Tycina Cousin, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Electronic applications are required and should be sent to: Review of applications will begin November 4, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

    Melissa R. Gilbert, PhD
    Professor and Graduate Chair
    Department of Geography and Urban Studies
    Temple University
    215 204-5482

    Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium

    The National Research Council of the National Academies is accepting
    applications for a postdoctoral research award tenable at the US
    Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development,
    National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH. Duration of
    award is one year, possibly renewable for up to three years maximum. Award
    includes a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health

    The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research related to
    ecological and environmental sustainability along with other researchers in
    the Sustainable Environments Branch (SEB). SEB uses a multidisciplinary
    approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental
    scientists, geographers, and physical scientists, to address sustainability
    issues in both watershed management and regional environmental management.
    Additional information about ongoing research in the branch is on our web
    site (see and

    This research opportunity focuses on land use in urban systems and related
    aspects of quantifying sustainability. It will require collecting,
    analyzing, and synthesizing data in order to assess management decisions
    about sustainable urban land use. The overall objective is to identify and
    test metrics/indicators that address ecological issues related to
    sustainability. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in
    ecology, but their area of expertise is flexible (i.e., mammals, birds,
    insects, plants, algae, forests, streams, biogeochemical cycles, etc.).

    Prospective applicants should visit the NRC Web site at, click on “Search for
    Research Opportunities,” key in “Hopton” and press the “Click to Search”
    button. The opportunity is titled “Estimating Ecological Sustainability in
    Urban Systems.” Inquires about the opportunity should be directed to Dr.
    Matt Hopton or Dr. Hale Thurston. Dr. Hopton can be contacted at 513-569-
    7718 (tel) or and Dr. Thurston at Applicants should begin a dialog with Dr. Hopton as
    early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.

    Applications must be submitted online directly to the NRC. CVs will not be
    accepted in lieu of online applications. Application deadline is 1
    November. Check Web site for availability of online applications.
    Questions about the application process can be directed to the NRC at 202-
    334-2760 (tel) or

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Climate Science (Search Number 71148)

    The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks
    applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant
    Professor level in the area of climate science with an expected start date
    of July 1, 2013.

    We seek applicants with broad research interests in processes and mechanisms
    of climate science, such as interannual to multidecadal climate variability,
    interactions between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces,
    regional-scale weather and climate processes in natural and human-modified
    landscapes, long-term coupling and feedbacks between climate and landscape
    evolution; and/or hydroclimatology of arid and semiarid regions. The
    successful candidate will have strong quantitative skills, interest in
    collaborating with a range of natural and social scientists on
    interdisciplinary topics, and a commitment to quality teaching at the
    undergraduate and graduate levels. A demonstrated track record in research
    and teaching is preferred.

    Candidates will be evaluated on previous experience, communication skills,
    publication record, grant and contract activities, ability to work both
    collaboratively and independently and personal area of expertise that
    complements existing faculty. We seek a candidate who will develop their own
    externally funded research projects as well as be willing to work
    collaboratively with department faculty and contribute to existing projects.

    Required Qualifications:
    * Ph.D. in climatology, geography, meteorology, earth science, or other
    relevant disciplines at time of appointment.
    * Record of climate related peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations
    at professional meetings.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    * Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
    * Familiarity with installation, maintenance, and use of data collection
    networks for weather and climate studies.
    * Record of climate related research program development or other
    demonstrated ability to obtain and complete research grants and contracts
    from governmental or private funding agencies.
    * Experience with the analysis of climate data sets.
    * Experience with analysis of climate simulations and/or data to understand
    impacts on water resources and fire regimes.
    * Ability to use and/or modify regional climate models.

    For questions on the position, please contact the Search Chair, Dr. Douglas

    Please attach a resume/cv, a cover letter that describes how your
    background, experience, and current activities match the position
    description, and include contact information for three professional
    references. In addition, please include a Statement of Teaching Interests
    and a Statement of Research and Plans. For full consideration, apply by
    January 2, 2013, using the online system available at

    Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant: Investigating Carbon and Climate
    Mitigation by Urban Forests

    The Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory of the University of Missouri,
    in collaboration with Lincoln University, is seeking a Ph.D. graduate
    research assistant (GRA) to conduct independent research investigating
    urban forest carbon (C) sequestration and climate mitigation in a dynamic
    multi-land-use urbanizing watershed of the central U.S. The study takes
    place in the Hinkson Creek Watershed (HCW) encompassing the city of
    Columbia and the University of Missouri. The Interdisciplinary Hydrology
    Laboratory is located in the School of Natural Resources of the University
    of Missouri. The University of Missouri is among the top ten of the
    nation’s universities with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

    This is a four year position beginning when filled. The successful
    applicant will study total C storage and flux above and below ground in at
    least six forested sites along an urbanization gradient and localized
    microclimate and energy flux variability influenced by the presence,
    absence, and density of urban tree canopies. Applicants must possess a
    master’s degree and have completed at least one degree in physical
    hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, water quality,
    or a similar natural resources related field. Experience in C
    biogeochemical cycling and measurement in C pools and fluxes is a plus.
    Strong verbal, written, and computational skills are mandatory. Successful
    applicants will be required to work collaboratively and independently,
    conduct field work under variable weather conditions, and aid in
    installation and maintenance of instruments and monitoring sites.
    Applicants must possess a valid US driver’s license and be able to lift and
    carry equipment and tools.

    If interested in applying, please forward by email the following documents:
    transcript, curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL scores
    (international students only), cover letter (including academic, research
    and professional goals and interests), and the names and contact
    information of three references to: Dr. Jason Hubbart, Department of
    Forestry, University of Missouri, 203-Q ABNR Bldg, Columbia, MO 65211, USA;
    Tel No. (573) 884-7732; Fax: (573) 882-1979; Email:

    Five+ Positions in Sustainable Climate Risk Management
    at The Pennsylvania State University

    (Research Associate, Postdoctoral Researchers, Graduate Students, and Scientific Programmer)

    Several positions are available in a newly established research network on Sustainable Climate
    Risk Management (SCRiM) ( centered at Penn State and linking 19
    universities and five research institutes in six nations. SCRiM addresses the question: What are
    sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically
    defensible climate-risk management strategies? This new research network catalyzes
    fundamental, mission-oriented, and transdisciplinary research to characterize climate risks and
    trade-offs associated with risk management instruments such as mitigation, adaptation, and
    geoengineering. The network provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach,
    decision support, and professional development.

    Currently open positions within the SCRiM network include:

    (1) one research associate in the areas of integrated assessment / decision analysis,

    (2) one postdoctoral researcher in the area of Earth system science,

    (3) one postdoctoral researcher in areas of uncertainty / risk analysis,

    (4) one scientific programmer, and

    (5) multiple graduate research assistantships for students in disciplines such as Earth
    sciences, economics, engineering, and philosophy.

    Successful candidates will have backgrounds in quantitative / analytical fields such as applied
    mathematics, Earth system science, economics, engineering, decision analysis, and philosophy.
    Interest in transdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Requirements are a Ph.D. (for the research
    associate and postdoctoral positions) or an undergraduate degree (for the graduate students and
    the programmer) in a relevant area. Please send inquiries to Klaus Keller, Department of
    Geosciences, Penn State,

    The initial appointments will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The positions are
    available immediately and will remain open until filled. The salaries will be competitive,
    commensurate with experience, and will comply with Penn State University guidelines.

    To apply, please email a single PDF file (max. 8 MB) containing a cover letter, a one-page
    statement of research interests, a CV (max. two pages), reprints of two manuscripts (for the
    research associate and the postdoctoral positions), and the names and contact information of two
    to four references to

    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the
    diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

    Climate, Mind and Behavior Initiative Program Coordinator position at the Garrison Institute:

    This position opening was submitted to the Association for Integrative Studies for posting on its website

    Date: 11/02/12

    Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Institution: Naropa University

    Department: School of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Job Description: The Interdisciplinary Studies Program seeks to fill a full-time faculty position, with a courseload of 20 credits per year, beginning Fall 2013. The University seeks qualified applicants with experience teaching gateway and capstone seminars in Interdisciplinary Studies. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring in a liberal arts contemplative education setting is essential.

    Job duties:

    –Teach undergraduate-level courses in Interdisciplinary Studies.

    — Mentor and advise students.

    — Serve on University faculty committees.

    — Curriculum development and program growth.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    –A PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies or a terminal degree in their field, with two to three years of university teaching experience. All but dissertations may be considered when combined with a minimum of three years of full-time teaching in a college, university or professional school, with the understanding that the degree of mastery level will be obtained before further advancement.

    –Experience in designing and implementing interdisciplinary curricula.

    –Experience with applying a contemplative approach to teaching or a strong interest in developing such an approach.

    Desired Qualifications: Ability to teach Spanish language classes a plus.

    Materials Needed: For full consideration applications must be received by November 26, 2012. Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online ( and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of scholarly writing.

    Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with its diversity initiatives, Naropa encourages applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.

    Contact Information:
    Name: Marie Davenport
    Phone Number: 303-245-4700
    E-mail Address:
    Street Address: 2130 Arapahoe Ave
    City: Boulder
    State: CO
    Zip: 80302

Viewing 9 replies - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.