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The Mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate the students' perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional, and global scale. The program will increase the student's technical competence in addressing these issues, their origins, ramifications, and resolutions. The Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is interdisciplinary, and is designed to enhance and promote professional education and career opportunities in a wide area of interests.
TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS - ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY: The Environmental Sciences Program (ENSC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for tenure-track positions in Environmental Sciences at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 15 2014. SIUE is a large Master’s-granting institution about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis MO, and has a new science building equipped with state-of-the art research and teaching equipment and facilities. Candidates should exhibit potential for independent and innovative research involving Master's and undergraduate students. Preference will be given individuals who can develop synergistic collaborations with ENSC and Biology/Chemistry faculty. The position includes a competitive salary and start-up package. The successful candidates will teach courses in support of the ENSC graduate program and the new Environmental Sciences undergraduate major.
Environmental Toxicologist: This position will be a joint appointment between the Environmental Sciences Program and the Department of Biological Sciences. We seek applicants with research experience in organismal toxicology, ecotoxicology, wildlife toxicology, toxicokinetics, and/or risk assessment; and a proficiency in analytical and/or quantitative methods. The successful candidate will teach courses in introductory biology, environmental toxicology and their area of expertise.
Environmental Chemist This position will be a joint appointment between the Environmental Sciences Program and the Department of Chemistry. We seek applicants with research experience in chemistry, fate, and/or biogeochemical cycling of anthropogenic pollutants in biota or air, water, sediment, or soil environments. We seek applicants with a research program that focuses on real-world natural or built environments, and who would add novel research expertise to ENSC and Chemistry. The successful candidate will teach courses in introductory chemistry, environmental chemistry, analysis of environmental contaminants, and their area of expertise.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in environmental sciences or related field at the time of hire. Post-doctoral and teaching experience preferred. Review of complete applications will begin Dec. 10, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION MUST INCLUDE A LETTER OF APPLICATION, A STATEMENT OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY, A STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTERESTS, CURRICULUM VITAE, COPIES OF NO MORE THAN 3 REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS, COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS, and CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE REFERENCES TO (electronic pdf applications strongly preferred): 1) firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chair, Environmental Toxicologist Search Committee, Environmental Sciences Program, Box 1099 WS, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1099; OR 2) email@example.com, or Chair, Environmental Chemist Search Committee, Environmental Sciences Program, Box 1099 WS, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1099.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Institutional Compliance at 618-650-2333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, and other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas until the visa status is changed. Applicants may be subjected to a background check prior to an offer of employment.
(1) Dr. Melissa Chan, has recently been awarded a BRIDGE Fellowship Award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to conduct her research and study in Japan in 2013-2014.
(2) In Fiscal Year 2013, Mr. John Gemoules was awarded the "Outstanding Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences" Award and received $100.
(3) The deadline of GA application for Spring 2014 is October 29. The form can be found at: http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/environment/pdf/ENSC_Graduate_Assistantship_Application_Form_2009.pdf The completed form shall be submitted to the departmental office (Brandy or Haley).
(4) Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) Award in 2013:
Dr. Adriana E. Martinez will join the Environmental Sciences Program as an Assistant Professor starting August 15, 2013. Dr. Martinez's research focuses on the influence of human activities along river systems. She most recently studied the interactions between invasive riparian vegetation and stream channels. Vegetation influences river systems, through the interruption and channeling of flow, and is influenced by rivers, through the timing and regularity of inundation and nutrient fluxes. The resurgence of this science, biogeomorphology, is helping researchers better understand river systems and ultimately, helping us more efficiently and effectively restore rivers that have been significantly altered by human practices.
Dr. Martinez will teach GIS Modeling the Natural Environment (ENSC 573) in the fall semester.
Hughes, M.F., Chan, M.P.L., Starr, J.M., Shafer, T.J., Scollon, E.J., DeVito, M.J. Extrapolating dose in vitro to dose in vivo of a neurotoxic pyrethroid pesticide using empirical approaches and a PBPK model. In: Parameters for Pesticide QSAR and PBPK/PD Models for Human Risk Assessment; Knaak J., et al.; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C; 2012: 229-241.
Hussar, E., Richards, S., Lin, Z.-Q., Dixon, R.P., and Johnson, K.A. 2012. Human Health Risk Assessment of 16 Priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soils of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223(9): 5535-5548.
Theodorakis, C. W., Bickham, J., Donnelly, K. C., McDnnald, T., and Willink, P. 2012. DNA damage in cichlids from an oil production facility in Guatemala. Exotoxicology. 21: 496-511.
Guehlstorf, N. P. and Hallstrom, L. K. 2012. Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study from Maritime Canada. Journal of Environmental Practice. 14(2): 143-153.
The course will focus on the theory and application of procedures used in the separation, detection, identification, and quantitation of toxicants in environmental samples. Discussion of the laboratory instrumentation, procedures, and experimental methods used for identification and quantitation of toxic substances, as well as their transformation products in environmental and biological samples.
Instructor: Dr. Melissa Chan
Applications in environmental analysis, including: extraction, cleanup, and quantitative analysis of authentic samples. Experiments are designed to reinforce and apply theories taught in ENSC 528 (lecture). Students will be exposed to hands on experience with the procedures, experimental methods, and instrumentation used for identification and quantitation of toxic substances and their transformation products in environmental and biological samples.
Instructor: Dr. Melissa Chan
This course will cover the sampling techniques for water, air, soil, biota, and vegetation for sampling activities that will provide representative environmental samples for analysis. Click here for the course syllabus.
Environmental Epidemiology (ENSC 595-003); Instructor: Dr. M. Chan; Click here for more information.