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Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Professor of Sustainability Science

Greenville, SC - Posted on: Monday 09/26/16


Position Information

Job Title Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Professor of Sustainability Science
Posting Number 2016102P
Position Type Faculty
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Salary Grades - Exempt Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Grades - Non-Exempt Not Applicable
Pay Type Salaried
Work Unit Earth and Environmental Sciences

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2017. The successful candidate will have expertise in the area of ecological economics or related fields within sustainability science. We are interested in hiring a faculty member with diverse perspectives who will foster innovation in our sustainability science curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience for our students. We encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and research with undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, including Principles of Sustainability Science (SUS 120), Introduction to Environmental Science (EES 112), and upper level electives including ecological economics. When needed, candidates may teach a writing seminar for first year students, Human Systems (SUS 240), or Social Systems (SUS 241).

Furman University, a private university founded in 1826 with an enrollment of 2,700 undergraduates, is one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. At the heart of our University is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville’s one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything they say it is and more. Within close reach of the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic beaches, the area abounds with recreational and outdoor activities, and direct flights by major airlines from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport are just 35 minutes from the Furman campus.


Minimum Qualifications


Expertise in the area of ecological economics or related fields within sustainability science.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Work Environment

Typical classroom setting.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date 12/01/2016
Open Until Filled
Employment Period: 9 Month
Special Instructions to Applicants

The diversity statement should reflect the candidate’s awareness of the challenges facing the many student groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and discuss strategies for addressing these challenges.

Visit ees.furman.edu for additional information about the position, the department, Furman University, the Shi Center for Sustainability, and Greenville, SC.