Pontarelli Professorship in Environmental Sustainability and Finance Professor of Practice

Posting Details

Job # 075361 Job Title Pontarelli Professorship in Environmental Sustainability and Finance Professor of Practice Location Syracuse, New York Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Professor of Practice Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks outstanding candidates for the Pontarelli Professorship in Environmental Sustainability and Finance. This is a renewable fixed-term non-tenure-track position for a scholar or experienced practitioner with research or career experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainability and finance, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and increasing community resilience, environmental risk management, or environmental and energy policy more broadly. Rank and title will be dependent on qualifications.


Candidates should have a strong record of research, or of linking research to practice, and should have significant promise for teaching, particularly of undergraduates. We are especially interested in candidates with relevant experience in a sector outside academia, including industry, government or the nonprofit sector.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, service, or lived experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

The successful candidate will contribute to a team of faculty advancing education and research on environmental and sustainability issues through the University’s undergraduate Environment, Sustainability, and Policy Integrated Learning Major and through the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership’s graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise. We strongly value excellent teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses.

An additional aspect of the position is the opportunity for participation in other interdisciplinary teaching and research activities. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who could contribute to such collaborations across the Maxwell School and wider university. Opportunities for collaboration within Maxwell include the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration; the Center for Policy Research; and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation. Opportunities across the University more broadly include the University’s Sustainable Enterprise Partnership and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application that includes the names and contact information for three references, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by November 8, 2020. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse 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 area

Syracuse 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.


Syracuse 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 Veterans

Syracuse 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 Community

Syracuse 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/85064 Job Posting Date 09/28/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 11/08/2020 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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