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Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Faculty, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Science



School of Science


Job Summary:

The School of Science at Marist College is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy, beginning August 2024. Recognizing that the department’s academic mission is immeasurably enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspectives are respected and valued, we aim to diversify the professional, personal, and cultural backgrounds of the faculty represented in our department. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science or closely related field by August 2024
  • Strong interest in evidence-based undergraduate science education and record of excellent teaching or potential to develop into an excellent teacher
  • Desire and ability to develop an active research program involving undergraduates
  • Strong interest in and potential for seeking externally funded research grants


Essential Functions:

The department seeks faculty committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive liberal arts institution that supports both liberal arts and professional programs. We are seeking an individual who will complement existing strengths in earth and life sciences within the department.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in the study and conservation of fish or wildlife, and preferably utilize the Hudson River as a teaching and research system.  Specialties of interest include, but are not limited to, conservation ecology/biology, habitat restoration, landscape/watershed ecology, and coupled natural-human systems interactions.  Successful candidates will have the ability to teach first-year courses such as Research Methods, Introduction to Environmental Issues (which supports the College Core/general education Curriculum), a senior-level capping course, and courses in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities include 9 or 12 contact hours per week, alternating by semester. Prior teaching experience is desirable; however, candidates with promise and enthusiasm for becoming a skilled teacher are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must develop and maintain a robust research program involving undergraduates. Experience mentoring undergraduate research and abilities with GIS are highly desirable.  Strong preference will be given to candidates with strong potential and desire to obtain external research funding. Service to the College and beyond is also required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research
  • Experience with GIS


Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References


About the Department/School:

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy highly values experiential environmental education and provides rich research and internship opportunities for students. Majors can choose from a variety of tracks spanning science and policy and are expected to complete an extended independent research or internship project before graduating. For more information on the department, please see:


About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2023.


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