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Professor Andrew Maroko on Environmental Justice Versus Environmental Gentrification

Professor Andrew Maroko coauthored an article in the journal – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled Brownfields to Greenfields: Environmental Justice Versus Environmental Gentrification.

Abstract: Gentrification is a growing concern in many urban areas, due to the potential for displacement of lower-income and other vulnerable populations. This process can be accelerated when neighborhood “greening” projects are undertaken via governmental or private investor efforts, resulting in a  phenomenon termed environmental or “green” gentrification. Vacant land in lower-income areas is often improved by the existing community through the creation of community gardens, but this contributes to these greening efforts and paradoxically may spur gentrification and subsequent displacement of the gardens’ stewards and neighbors. “Is proximity to community gardens in less affluent neighborhoods associated with an increased likelihood of gentrification?” Continue reading “Professor Andrew Maroko on Environmental Justice Versus Environmental Gentrification”

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r2ebe8c6f0072

Early Deadline: 2019-07-08.
Regular Deadline: 2019-07-15.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Isotope Geochemist at Boise State University

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Requisition Number: 190572

Position Overview:

  • This is a 12-month, state-funded position salaried at 60%, renewable each year subject to performance. Salary above 60% is available during a one to two year ramp-up period.
  • The start date is flexible but must be between Jan 1, 2020 and Sept 1, 2020
  • Within the role of Assistant Research Professor, the candidate will conduct collaborative research and seek out extramural funding, or otherwise bring in external user support through contracts and collaborations. The area of research is open, although most current stable isotope research at Boise State University focuses on biological and hydrological sciences. The applicant will provide oversight, maintenance, and operation of (a) a 2010 ThermoFisher Delta V Plus continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometer coupled with ConFlo IV/EA, TC/EA, and GasBench II; (b) a 2011 Los Gatos Research Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer; and (c) a ThermoFisher Flash EA NC Soil Analyzer. Collector configuration for the Delta V Plus allows analysis of H through S; current research emphasizes C- and N-analysis of organic substrates, C- and O-analysis of carbonates and phosphates, and H- and O-analysis of water. Operational responsibilities include setting up the instruments and monitoring their performance for students, faculty, and other users collecting their own data, and data collection and reduction for some customers. Additional responsibilities include training students in support of research and class projects, consulting on experimental design and sample preparation, and billing customers for service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Geosciences, Biosciences, or other associated field
  • Experience working with stable isotope mass spectrometers

Salary and benefits: Salary is negotiable depending on level of experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ .

Required Application Materials: Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and the names and contact information of three references.

Closing Date: September 1, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

About the Boise: https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/

Part-Time Instructor Environmental Biology and Environmental Management @WeAreLouisburg

Position: Part-Time Instructor Environmental Biology and Environmental Management
Division: Mathematics & Science
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reports To: Division Chair Mathematics and Science
Term: Fall 2019

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from a regionally accredited institution or a Master’s Degree in Biology with 18 graduate credit hours in Ecology/Environmental Science.

Minimum of one year experience teaching Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, EPA 40 hour HAZWOPER and 40 Hour OSHA lectures and Labs at the college level. Qualified to teach renewable energy certification courses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years’ experience teaching Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, EPA 40 hour HAZWOPER and 40 Hour OSHA lectures and Labs at the college level.

Teaching Environmental Biology and Environmental Management lectures and Labs at the college level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Environmental Biology and Environmental Management courses, keep regular office hours, serve on committees and participate in appropriate professional development activities. Willingness to teach workforce development trainings to industry personnel as needed. Other duties as assigned by the division chair.

TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least two references to Dan Bartholomew at dbartholomew@louisburg.edu

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Dr. Bonnie Suderman
Academic Life
Louisburg College

EES graduate Dr. Anna Paltseva wins the Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching

Our very own Dr. Anna Paltseva has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching, the GC’s teaching award for doctoral students!  Anna recently defended her dissertation, “Lead and Arsenic Contamination in Urban Soils in New York City,” under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Cheng at Brooklyn College.  She has taught a variety of classes including Earth Dynamics, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Environmental Aspects of Urban Soils, Geographic Information Systems, and Green Infrastructure at Brooklyn College, New York Botanical Gardens, NYU, and more.
As Associate Provost Olan writes, “This award recognizes the work that our doctoral students contribute to CUNY through their teaching on the campuses, as well as your own distinction as an exemplary teacher.  Your nomination materials, combined with recommendations from your students, impressed the committee with regard to the thoroughness and rigor of your teaching, your thoughtfulness about teaching, and your understanding of the students in your classes.”  The award is accompanied by a $1000 prize.  
Congratulations to Anna!

Part-time Faculty for Environmental Management @Columbia.Southern

Columbia Southern University
Job Description

Job Title: Part-time Faculty, Environmental Management
Department: College of Safety & Emergency Services
Reports to: Academic Program Director and Lead Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: As necessary to meet teaching guidelines
Location: Off-Campus, Remote

Job Summary

Part-time faculty provides teaching and instruction to Columbia Southern University students and collaborates with other faculty to promote an engaging learning environment. In addition to the teaching responsibility, faculty serve as a subject matter expert within their assigned discipline.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Teaches assigned courses within the qualified discipline including curriculum maintenance, innovation of content, curriculum assessment, and documentation
  • Serves as course content expert and reviews individual courses for rigor and currency
  • Resolves academic concerns, including academic integrity, grade inflation, and grade challenges
  • Participates in regular remote meetings and faculty development opportunities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Lead or Academic Program Director

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge

  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Academic Processes – Knowledge of university guidelines, course descriptions, and academic terminology
  • Clerical – Knowledge of office administrative procedures including word processing, managing files and records, typing, and other office procedures
  • Computer – Knowledge of basic computer processes including word processing, web browsing, and Microsoft Office including Basic Microsoft Excel
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of basic mathematics

Skills

  • Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to look at different types of information in order to make conclusions and work through problems
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Research – Locates key facts and information in order to learn more about different types of information
  • Interpersonal Skills – Communicates and interacts with people effectively while being aware of social perceptions
  • Time Management – Manages one’s own time to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Attention to Detail – Thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ensuring all aspects are reviewed

Abilities

  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Selective Attention (Vigilance) – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted

Education and/or Experience:

Faculty Teaching Undergraduate and/or Certificate Courses should (Course Numbers 1000 – 4000)

  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree or master’s degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of two years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

Faculty Teaching Graduate Courses (Course Numbers ≥ 5000)

  • Possess a terminal degree in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess a terminal degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline or in a closely related discipline from an accredited program/college/university or…
  • Possess the highest degree in the teaching discipline/field with a certification or license and a minimum of five years’ experience in the teaching discipline/field
  • Possess experience teaching at the college/university level (preferred)

*If a faculty does not meet the above credentialing requirements, an alternative justification requires approval from the College Dean and Provost.

Equipment Required

Full-time instructors are required to provide their own equipment. This includes:

  • Computer, telephone, and a printer with a scanner
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Blackboard, and internal database software
  • Internet access with sufficient speed/bandwidth to perform job responsibilities

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Amie James Science Travel Awards

Amie James Science Travel Awards
Due to a generous gift by Graduate Center foundation board member Amie James deserving Science PhD students at The Graduate Center can apply for financial support to assist them in traveling to scientific meetings to present their work.
 
Purpose: To facilitate travel by science PhD students (see eligible programs below) to present at major national and international conferences.
 
Eligible Programs/Tracks: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences – Physical Science track, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology – Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology – Comparative and Cognitive Psychology, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
 
Amount: $1,000 (per award)
 
Deadline:           August 1, 2019. For travel between Sept 1, 2019 and Jan 30, 2020
                            December 1, 2019. For travel between February 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020
                             ALL applications are due on noon eastern time on the deadline date.
 
Eligibility: PhD student in good standing currently enrolled in a Graduate Center Science PhD program.
 
Application:
To be emailed as ONE PDF file labeled as LastName_FirstName.PDF 
 
  1. Current CV
  2. Confirmation of good standing (provided by EO or APO)
  3. Letter of support from PhD mentor indicating the student’s level of contribution to the work that will be presented and the standing of the meeting.
  4. Copy of the submitted abstract
  5. Confirmation of acceptance
 
Email all applications to EMAIL to mdoneger@gc.cuny.edu by noon on the deadline date (8/1/19 for fall travel or 12/1/19 for spring travel)
 
It is required that all recipients will participate in a data blitz (1 PowerPoint slide, 3 minute talks) describing their work to a public audience at a date to be determined.

#EESpublishes: Prof Coch with a Forensic Analysis of the 1893 NYC Hurricane: Implications for the Future.

Professor Coch of Queens College and EES has a new sole authored article out now in the Journal of Coastal Research entitled:

Forensic Analysis of the 1893 “New York City” Hurricane: Implications for the Future.

Abstract:

Examination of an offshore-replenished beach in New York City in 1995 revealed that it contained anthropogenic debris from the distant past. Dating of the debris determined that the archeological items were deposited from a category 1 hurricane that made landfall in New York City on the nights of 23–24 August 1893. This “midnight storm” caused great damage in spite of its relatively low category on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A detailed study of the storm was conducted because it was the first hurricane to hit a major metropolitan area with many high-rise buildings. Subsequent discovery of the original weather records from New York City allowed for the re-creation of meteorological conditions in 1893, and they account for the great destruction it caused. The meteorological data were also used to conduct a SLOSH analysis that provided additional information on the storm. These analyses helped to determine why the damage was so high. The results of this study have provided valuable information for damage mitigation in future northern hurricanes.

©Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. 2019
Coch, N.K., 2019. Forensic analysis of the 1893 “New York City” hurricane: Implications for the future. Journal of Coastal Research, 35(4), 729–736. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Part Time Lecturer Position in Geography at University of California, Santa Barbara

Part Time Lecturer Position in Geography

Location:
Santa Barbara, CA
Category:
Faculty – Science – Geography
Posted:
06/28/2019
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in The Department of Geography for the upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

Positions percentage times may range. The salary is based on UC’s salary scales and dependent upon qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Main duties include teaching upper-division and lower-division courses. The candidate should be interested and experienced in teaching in lab and lecturer-oriented classes.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are 2 years of teaching experience in any area of Geography and a PhD in Geography or related field (required at the time of application).

Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching in one or more areas of physical or human geography, or geographic information science.

The department of Geography is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The department strongly supports the University’s commitment to diversity and all applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of their contributions in this area as applicable.

An optional statement of Contributions to Diversity will be used to check applicants contributions to diversity. These statements will be evaluated on experience with the development of effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from under-represented groups, experience teaching at a minority-serving institution, and a record of successfully teaching minority students or students with disabilities.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01530

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching evaluations. Applicants should also provide contact information only for three references. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in September, winter quarter in November, and for spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Online App. Form:

Assistant Professor- Race & Qualitative Methods @MaxwellSU

Job DescriptionThe Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2020. We are seeking a scholar of race who has a strong background and research interest in African American/Black American/Black immigrant experiences and issues, and whose work uses ethnographic research methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/Facutly_Research_Areas/) as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities.

QualificationsCandidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on interviewing and ethnography, in addition to substantive courses on race and related topics.

Conduct and publish scholarly research

Obtain external grants

Application InstructionsFor consideration, interested candidates must apply by September 3 by completing a brief application. You must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample. in addition candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by September 3. You will be notified if additional letters are needed.

About Syracuse UniversitySyracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse areaSyracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link
http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/80576

Job Posting Date: 07/03/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Priority Consideration: 09/03/2019

Job Category: Faculty

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Syracuse University