Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station - State University of New York at Oswego
Monday, November 26, 2018 09:02 AM

Rice Creek Field Station at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the Assistant Director position.

Posting Date: November 6, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:

https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Sep-2018.pdf      or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment: Immediately

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station will be responsible for developing and executing rigorous educational programs and communicating research to the public, local schools, and other groups that use the Field Station. Responsibilities also include, but are is not limited to, planning, developing, and scheduling public education programs; planning, developing, and coordinating environmental education programs for children; planning projects and communicating research on contemporary environmental issues; and assisting in the logistics of the use of Field Station facilities and equipment by faculty and students at SUNY Oswego as well as the maintenance and use of its natural history collections.

The Assistant Director is expected to work as part of a team to provide support and assistance to visitors; collaborate professionally, flexibly, and collegially with faculty members and students on academic matters; assist and support the Director of the Field Station on necessary projects and responsibilities

In addition, the Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science or science education with specialties including such areas as ecology, environmental sciences, field biology, museum curation, landscape management, or related areas by the time of appointment.
  • A commitment to effective public outreach and to the development of meaningful educational programs.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with students from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public outreach, field biology, land management, or grant development to support the Field Station programs.
  • Ph.D. in the sciences

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=104600

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Dr. Karen Sime, Search Committee Chair

315.312.2524

[email protected]

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery): https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

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