Summary Description: The Earth Institute and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University seek to fill the position of Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology to teach and advise undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Program for Sustainable Development effective 01/01/2017. This is a full-time appointment with multiyear renewal contingent on successful review. We seek an individual with a vibrant portfolio of academic study, teaching and/or research experience and publications in sustainability science. Expertise could include, for example, human ecology, economics of sustainable development, supply chain analysis, development studies, demography, or other fields related to sustainable development. The candidate ideally should have experience applying these disciplines across a wide spectrum of industries/sectors, successful teaching experience in a major research university, public sector experience, relevant research and publication, and deep and demonstrated understanding of the advances that are driving best practice and research in sustainability science and sustainable development.Teaching and advising in the program is expected, in addition to the following: participation in curriculum and program development and evaluation, participation in the development and execution of strategies to assist students as they transition from prospect to alum, academic and career advising to support the academic needs and professional aspirations of students, and participation in the development and execution of community building events for the program. The candidate must be capable of leading the program's academic missions and demonstrate the potential for vision and direction that will be required for all aspects of the position.Preference will be given to applications submitted by August 31, 2016.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have made significant contributions to their areas of research or professional practice and accompanying pedagogy, and must show promise of future productivity. Teaching experience required, preferably at the undergraduate level. PhD or professional equivalent in a field related to sustainability science is required for all candidates.
Preferred Qualifications: - Knowledge of a broad base of theoretical disciplines that inform sustainable development- 3+ years teaching in environmental, sustainability or related areas in a major research university- Experience advising undergraduate and graduate level students in sustainability-related academic programs and in supervising independent study projects
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