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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor - Environmental Geographer in Oneonta, New York

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Geography with an emphasis in sustainability beginning Fall 2022. Expectations include teaching, applied learning, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The appointment begins Fall 2022 and is part of a cohort of eight new faculty who have a strong interest in one or more aspects of Sustainability, as defined in the UN initiative around the Sustainable Development Goals (go to for more information).

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability has six full-time faculty members and is distinguished by small classes, highly accessible faculty, teamwork, and applied learning opportunities for students. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 2,300 students majoring in 20 programs. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties of the position include but are not limited to: teaching in the fields of geography and environmental sustainability; teaching courses in introductory environmental sustainability, introductory geography, remote sensing, and upper level environmental sustainability; mentoring students; student advising; and actively participating in departmental and university life.

Required qualifications: PhD in geography or a closely related discipline (ABD considered; completion required by date of appointment); ability to teach interdisciplinary courses related to Sustainability cohort; focus in environmental sustainability and geography; ability to teach courses listed in duties above; and excellent communication skills.

Preferred: Evidence of teaching effectiveness; demonstrated ability to teach advanced sustainability and geography courses in the candidate’s area of specialty; ability to teach courses which are supportive of the environmental sustainability program; ability to teach a senior seminar course; ability to teach an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) course; interest in integrating applied learning into coursework; college-level teaching experience; experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.