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Call - Assis/Assoc Prof Environmental Sociology (Cornell Univ)

Deadline: 1 October 2014

Environmental Sociology (Assistant or Associate professor)  Department of Development Sociology  Cornell University

The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life  Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure track  position in environmental sociology and spatial analysis.

Responsibilities: This position has 50% teaching and 50% research  responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of  scholarship focusing on the societal and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches designed to advance quantitative spatial analysis are welcome, including but not limited to spatial statistics, GIS and multiple methods. Ability to participate in and contribute  to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2  courses one year; 3 the next) in the areas of sociology of the environment,  spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. More information on the research, teaching and outreach interests in the Department of Development Sociology can be found at: http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu.

Start date:       August, 2015

Rank:              Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track)

Salary:            Competitive and commensurate with background and experience


PhD in Sociology or related social science disciplines. The candidate must have significant training in methods designed for and appropriate to spatial analysis. Prior research experience examining socio-environment relations and processes is required.

Applications: Candidates are requested to submit: (1) a cover letter that  describes research and teaching experience and plans; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) an example of written work (maximum of three; published preferred).

Candidates currently in a tenure track position should include the names of  three references who may eventually be contacted by the search committee; all others should have three reference letters sent on their behalf at the time of  application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will  continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1st. Any questions specifically  regarding the job position should be directed to Professor Wendy Wolford, Search Chair at www43@cornell.edu.

Please submit all application materials to  Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4105.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and  innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. For  information about the home department, visit http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and  employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.