Instructional Support Specialist Environmental Resources Engineering
College of Env. Science and Forestry - ESF
August 1, 2018
Syracuse, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Instructional Support Specialist – Environmental Resources Engineering
The Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) at State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) invites applicants for an instructional support specialist (ISS) to fulfill critically important duties related to ERE curriculum delivery and student learning outcomes, and hence ERE's academic mission. We are seeking applicants with the purpose to increase staff engagement in support of lab-focused courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The ISS position will not only enable ERE faculty to improve their efficiency in laboratory instruction, but also allow ERE to strengthen its undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas that have historically been under-resourced. In particular, this position will be instrumental in supporting potential revision of the ERE undergraduate curriculum by improving our capacity to deliver lab-based instruction in both new and existing engineering courses and explore opportunities to reduce accessory instruction costs. This position will require strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to support and develop instruction technology.
Brief Description of Duties:
Provide instructional support for delivery of lectures, labs, and service related to the ERE Department's degree programs. This includes primary responsibility for lab set-up and execution, development of new labs, and training of graduate teaching assistants to support labs. The primary focus of this position will be to support and fill content gaps in required courses that focus on ecological and water resources engineering specialties, along with anticipated coursework in applied environmental chemistry, and new courses that emphasize advanced water/wastewater treatment and reuse.
Provide ancillary support of design-focused courses, student clubs/organizations' projects, and undergraduate research activities, that utilize ERE equipment and facilities.
Inventory, maintain, oversee, and upgrade ERE equipment and facilities in a timely manner to support teaching, outreach and undergraduate research. As needed, coordinate the use of ERE equipment and supplies with research projects in the Hydrology and Hydraulics Lab (Baker 106), Ecological Engineering Lab (Baker 108), ERE Soil Physics Lab (Baker 187) and ERE remote field sites such as the campus Meteorological Field Station (Walters Lab roof).
Work with Department Chair and faculty to provide ancillary support of workshops and events that serve ERE outreach and communication objectives.
Attend departmental meetings and actively participate in program assessment in support of our ABET accredited undergraduate program.
Provide computer software, hardware, and data acquisition support to ERE faculty and students.
Coordinate with other Instructional Support Staff members to ensure continuous administrative coverage of critical software and network services e.g. data servers and software licenses.
3 years of civil/environmental/ecological/water resources engineering experience.
A degree in engineering;
Strong analytical and technical background, e.g. being able to support ERE computing resources (software and hardware), familiar with standard methods for sampling, field monitoring and laboratory analysis of environmental media, and skillful in specification, usage and maintenance of associated equipment/facilities;
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.
Professional Rank and Salary: SL-4; salary commensurate with experience
Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).
Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by August 10 2018, to assure optimal consideration.