We believe today's environmental problems require interdisciplinary thinking and integrated solutions. Our department trains students to see these problems from multiple perspectives: scientific, humanistic, political, ethical, cultural, historical, and geographic. Students have opportunities to do original, hands-on, mentored projects in the context of science, social values, writing, and economic and political realities.
ENVS faculty also involve students in their research focused on local freshwater quality, soil contamination, archaeology, forest management, aquaponics, sustainability in the global south, local environmental history, policy, and communication about current environmental issues.
Exciting news, accomplishments, grants and presentations both on-and-off campus!
- Fall 2017- London Center Sabbatical Awardee, Associate Professor Chris Sinton
- New ENVS Course for Fall 2017 - Trees in the Environment & Society
- Fall 2017 - ENVS Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright Research Grant, Associate Professor Michael Smith
- Sept 12, 2017 - Susan Allen Gil's Environmental Health and Medicine Lab visit Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom
We are Hiring!
The Ithaca College Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Environmental Policy. We seek a dedicated teacher/scholar eager to work with undergraduates who can help our students better understand the institutions and decisions surrounding society’s interactions with the environment. With this hire we are interested to diversify our faculty community socially and intellectually, and to strengthen our department’s commitment to social justice and the environment. To view the full position description and apply, visit our human resources website at the following link: /jobs/.