Announcement of Faculty Vacancy: Lecturer 10-Month


State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York 13210-2778

Title: Lecturer 10-Month
Department: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
Salary Range: $50,000+, depending on qualifications
Duration: One year, with possible extension

Brief Description of Duties: Full-time temporary non-tenure track position in the Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering (PBE) at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). The applicant will be expected to teach courses in the paper engineering, bioprocess engineering, and renewable materials science programs in the department. The applicant is expected to teach three courses a semester including some or all of the following areas: paper science and paper engineering, bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering, renewable materials science, computing methods and other areas appropriate to the department. The courses may include laboratory sessions. Instructional responsibilities include: 1) ensuring these courses will be efficient and effective in providing information relevant to industry today and beyond; 2) coordinating course content with other required and elective courses within the department’s programs; and (3) as appropriate, overseeing laboratory preparations, equipment maintenance, and quality control.

Secondary duties may include helping with academic advising and curriculum assessment, serving on department committees, supporting pilot plant operations, supporting laboratory operations, and working as a college and department representative in outreach and recruiting activities. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, natural or physical science, or science-based education.
  • Strong communication skills and experience, including oral, written and web-based communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching college level science and engineering courses.
  • A broad knowledge of laboratory operations and equipment in some or all of the following areas: paper processes, renewable materials, bioprocessing, materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering.
  • Experience managing instructional and research laboratories.
  • Experience working with students and industrial cooperators.
  • Two years professional experience, including academic or non-academic experience, in any or all of the following areas: paper science, paper engineering, renewable materials, bioprocessing, material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other appropriate fields.

Date to Be Filled: Spring semester 2017.

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by November 30, 2016 to ensure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Applications should include the following: (1) a letter summarizing qualifications described in this announcement; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy including proposed list of courses to be taught; and (4) the names and contact information of 3 references. Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Location: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is located in Syracuse, New York, a dynamic and diverse community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic opportunities. “The Places Rated Almanac” ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of “Best Places to Live.” Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes, Syracuse is within a five-hour drive of New York City, Toronto, and the High
Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. SUNY ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County. The Syracuse University campus is immediately adjacent to SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is located within easy walking distance.

The ESF campus provides a rich array of curricular and co-curricular experiences with our main Syracuse campus just southeast of downtown Syracuse and our regional campuses stretching from southern Onondaga County to the Adirondacks. The Syracuse area, home to our main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local parks and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing
downtown in the city of Syracuse. Onondaga County provides a variety of neighborhoods but urban, rural and suburban with strong schools, affordable housing and supportive communities.

Central New York is also home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities including SUNY Upstate Medical University, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, the VA Hospital of Syracuse and Crouse Hospital with all providing unique specialty areas to support the needs of the community.

Whatever one’s interests area, one is sure to find a great community not just as SUNY ESF but in the surrounding areas as well.

In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:

SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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