ASU Job Vacancy

APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN LIFE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Job Vacancy Announcement

Two Assistant or Associate Professors

Arizona State University’s Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will have a tenure-track or tenured appointment in the academic unit most suitable in view of his/her background, skills and interests, and may fulfill all or part of his/her teaching duties as part of the Applied Mathematics in the Life and Social Sciences (AMLSS) degree programs depending on experience and expertise.

CASI is a new, university-wide initiative at ASU to further research and teaching in this new and exciting domain. The successful candidates would also participate in the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, which includes faculty members from disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs connected to applied mathematics. Information about this center can be found at www.mcmsc.asu.edu. Faculty members involved in these new initiatives have a strong commitment to education through research and an equally strong commitment to student diversity. Current research strengths include anthropology, bio-economics and environmental economics, ecology, epidemiology, ecology of infectious diseases, immunology, neurobiology, public health, and sustainability. They collaborate extensively inside and outside the university in the social sciences, mathematics and science
education, biological sciences, medicine, and environmental sciences.

We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to engage in research that crosses traditional academic boundaries while addressing scientific challenges whose answers are tied in to the study of complex processes over multiple levels of organization and several temporal and spatial scales. The areas of application include, but are not limited to, computational epidemiology, computational ecology or computational social sciences.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in the computational, mathematical or statistical sciences with a research emphasis in the application of the mathematical sciences in the life and/or social sciences by August 2010, and familiarity with the tools of the complex adaptive systems and/or network approaches.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research and publish in an area appropriate to their expertise, including complex adaptive systems, computational and theoretical ecology and epidemiology, social networks and social dynamics. Successful candidates will provide quality teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the new applied mathematics in the life and social sciences degrees. They will also mentor undergraduate and graduate students involved in trans-disciplinary research, participate in on campus interdisciplinary activities and carry out appropriate professional service.

Candidates should have demonstrated computational and modeling skills in the context of interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research. Candidates at the assistant professor level must also have demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Candidates at the tenured associate professor level must have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching at all levels, and should have experience advising graduate students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All candidates must have experience in mentoring undergraduate students.

All application materials must be submitted online at http://mathjobs.org and include:

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. A personal statement addressing the candidate’s research agenda;
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to broaden participation in the mathematical sciences
  4. A completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet
  5. At least four letters of recommendation, including one that addresses teaching.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2010 and will continue weekly until the searches are closed.

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University enrolls more than 55,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. In addition to the Center’s excellent computing resources, which include individual faculty workstations, our faculty members have access to the University’s extensive computing facilities and the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Kinship Foundation

Kinship Foundation is issuing a call for applications for its 2010 Kinship Conservation Fellows program located in Bellingham, Washington.  Kinship is designed to equip select career conservationists with effective tools for solving environmental problems through market-based mechanisms. A paid month at Kinship is a rare opportunity for conservation professionals to explore new ideas and renew their inspiration for their work while learning from and collaborating with a truly exceptional group of Fellows and faculty.

The 2010 program will take place from June 22-July 23 in Bellingham, Washington.  Kinship will be accepting applications for the 2010 cohort through January 18, 2010Applications should be submitted online.  Eighteen Fellows will be selected to participate.  Please visit the Kinship website at www.kinshipfellows.org for more information or to download a 2010 brochure and fact sheet.

Contact:

Sarah Gildea
Kinship Foundation
400 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 300
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone:  847.714.1702
Fax:  847.714.1716
Email:  sarahgildea@kinshiptrustco.com

Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning Public Policy Center

University of Iowa: Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental or Resource Economics

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning and the Public Policy Center are seeking candidates for an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in August, 2010. The successful candidate must, at a minimum, have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, demonstrate substantial potential for scholarly research and publication, and be able to teach courses and publish quality research in resource or environmental economics and related areas. The successful candidate will have his or her teaching based in the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning. Of critical interest are scholars whose research and teaching focus on water and sustainability.

The position will consist of a joint appointment with the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning and the Public Policy Center. The Public Policy Center, with which Planning has several joint appointments, is the University’s primary center for public policy research. Moreover, the University has identified water sustainability as an area of strategic emphasis and Planning and the Public Policy Center, along with the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Public Health, have been recently selected to participate in this initiative. This hire will be one of 10 hires under the University’s water sustainability initiative. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the University’s intellectual community on water sustainability that will be enhanced by these hires.

Initial review of applications will begin on December 15 for the August 2010 appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The applicant should apply online with a vita, a letter of application, names and contact information of three references, and at least one publication or other sample of writing. The letter of application should describe the kinds of courses the candidate would be prepared to teach, as well as the candidate’s research interests. We especially encourage applications from minorities and women. To apply for this position, please go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search under requisition number 57307.

Charles E. Connerly, Professor and Director Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning 343 Jessup Hall The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Phone: 319-335-0039 Fax: 319-335-3330 e-mail: charles-connerly@uiowa.edu and homepage: http://www.urban.uiowa.edu/.

The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

University of Maine

Sustainability Solutions Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The University of Maine is launching a national search for Postdoctoral Sustainability Science Fellows. The successful candidates will join a new Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) funded by a 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR grant. SSI includes a team of 30 faculty from a range of disciplines and multiple academic institutions statewide. SSI’s transformative research program integrates coupled natural and human systems modeling, stakeholder engagement, and solutions-oriented research activities. Organized under a theme of landscape change, SSI supports multiple research projects focused on urbanization, forest ecosystem management, and climate change. Collectively, these projects speak to various sustainability science challenges and present a unique opportunity to advance the field of sustainability science. A major thrust of SSI is to produce a new generation of scientists who are equipped to work across disciplinary boundaries and adept at collaborative, problem-solving work that spans research and practice. SSI is recruiting a cohort of 4 Postdoctoral Fellows with tentative start dates ranging from February 2010 to April 2010. These initial appointments will be for a one-year duration with an opportunity for renewal. Concurrent SSI recruitment initiatives are seeking applications for 20 to 25 Doctoral Fellows and 4 faculty positions.

Responsibilities: As a cohort, the 4 Postdoctoral Fellows will serve an integrative function to the overall SSI. We seek postdoctoral fellows who can align themselves with one or more ongoing research teams and are willing to assume broader, integrative research responsibilities. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to participate in ongoing team projects and SSI-wide research activities, such as statewide sustainability problem assessments within the areas of urbanization, forest ecosystem management, climate change, and stakeholder engagement. Core research responsibilities will include planning and completion of research projects, preparation of manuscripts for publication in collaboration with SSI researchers, and presentation of research findings at public and professional meetings. The cohort will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of SSI curricula and mentoring programs for graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. with specialization in biological or earth sciences, communication, engineering, mathematics, natural resource management, public policy, social sciences or a closely related technical or scientific discipline is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on interdisciplinary research teams.

Applications: Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to support their research programs, produce high-quality scholarship and publications, and advance the SSI research program. Applications must include all of the following materials for consideration: (1) a written statement (2-3 pages) that summarizes both the candidate’s research goals and interests in sustainability science and the candidate’s capacity and plan for completing the Fellowship responsibilities; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) a sample of research (e.g., peer-reviewed publication); and (5) names and contact information of three professional references. Please send materials in PDF form to hallsworth@maine.edu or in hard copy form to Ruth Hallsworth, Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, 5710 Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Review of applications will begin December 18, 2009.

For more details on SSI, visit the project website at: http://www.umaine.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/.

The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty and staff.

University of Iowa Assistant Professor

University of Iowa
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
Public Policy Center

Assistant or Associate Professor
Environmental or Resource Economics

The Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning and the Public Policy Center are seeking candidates for an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in August, 2010. The successful candidate must, at a minimum, have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, demonstrate substantial potential for scholarly research and publication, and be able to teach courses and publish quality research in resource or environmental economics and related areas. The successful candidate will have his or her teaching based in the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning. Of critical interest are scholars whose research and teaching focus on water and sustainability.

The position will consist of a joint appointment with the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning and the Public Policy Center. The Public Policy Center, with which Planning has several joint appointments, is the University’s primary center for public policy research. Moreover, the University has identified water sustainability as an area of strategic emphasis and Planning and the Public Policy Center, along with the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Public Health, have been recently selected to participate in this initiative. This hire will be one of 10 hires under the University’s water sustainability initiative. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the University’s intellectual community on water sustainability that will be enhanced by these hires.

Initial review of applications will begin on December 15 for the August 2010 appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The applicant should apply online with a vita, a letter of application, names and contact information of three references, and at least one publication or other sample of writing. The letter of application should describe the kinds of courses the candidate would be prepared to teach, as well as the candidate’s research interests. We especially encourage applications from minorities and women. To apply for this position, please go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search under requisition number 57307.

Charles E. Connerly, Professor and Director
Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning
343 Jessup Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-0039
Fax: 319-335-3330
e-mail: charles-connerly@uiowa.edu
homepage: http://www.urban.uiowa.edu/

The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Solutions Launch Announcement

I would like to introduce you to Solutions, an online and print publication devoted exclusively to showcasing bold and innovative ideas for solving the world’s environmental, ecological, and socio-economic problems.

Launching in January 2010, Solutions is a unique hybrid between a glossy, coffee-table style magazine and an authoritative peer-reviewed journal.  The website, featuring our exclusive archive of peer-reviewed articles and online community of fellow problem solvers, can be found at: http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com.

Published bimonthly, and distributed internationally, Solutions will synthesize the best of our knowledge and creativity, driven by a vision of a sustainable and desirable future. Founded by the world-renowned scholars Robert Costanza, Paul Hawken, David Orr, and John Todd, the publication brings cutting edge ideas of academics and professionals to an audience of policy makers, business leaders, and engaged public.

To keep up-to-date with the latest solutions coming out, join us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Become part of the Solution. Submit an article or subscribe online.

Assistant Professor of Social-Ecological Systems Modeling

The School of Economics (SOE) and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of
Maine invite applications from social scientists for a tenure-track faculty position in SOE at the
assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will join a new Sustainability
Solutions Initiative (SSI) funded by a 5-year, $20 million NSF EPSCoR grant. The position is
one of four new hires supported by SSI, an innovative program in sustainability science. The
successful candidate will participate in interdisciplinary research to develop and implement
models of coupled natural-human systems. Information about SOE may be obtained at
http://www.umaine.edu/soe/ and about SSI at
http://www.umaine.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/about/index.htm.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will tackle pioneering research problems associated with modeling of
coupled natural-human systems, develop innovative courses, and meet service expectations
through involvement in the efforts of the SSI and SOE. This faculty member will be expected to
develop an active, nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded research
program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a modeling course to support the
SSI, develop/teach additional courses to support SOE academic programs, and serve as an
advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. with specialization in social science modeling or related area is required by the time of
appointment. Expertise in one or more of the following modeling approaches is preferred:
empirical quantitative modeling, simulation-based modeling, agent-based modeling/multi-agent
systems, complexity science, neural networks, social network analysis, visualization or spatial
social science. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in empirical
modeling of land use/land cover, forest management, or climate change; expertise in
geographic information systems; experience completing interdisciplinary research and working
on interdisciplinary teams; and ability to obtain external funding, publish in leading peer reviewed journals, and provide excellent classroom instruction.

Applications:

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding to support their research
program and to produce high-quality scholarship and publications. Candidates must also
demonstrate the capacity for excellent teaching and mentoring. Candidates at the associate
professor rank must have a proven track record in these areas. Candidates at the assistant
professor level must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability.

Applications must include all of the following materials for consideration:

  1. a cover letter that explicitly describes your qualifications and demonstrates your capacity to complete the position’s responsibilities;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. names and contact information of three professional references;
  4. graduate transcript;
  5. a sample of research.

Please send materials in PDF form to tammy.crosby@maine.edu or in hard copy to Tammy Crosby, School of Economics, Attn: SSI Professor Search Committee, 5782 Winslow Hall, Room 206, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5782. Review of applications will begin Dec. 15, 2009. The expected start date is September of 2010, with a possibility of an earlier start date if it is mutually agreeable and funding is available.

The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to
maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty.

Antioch University New England

MBA Faculty Positions

The Department of Organization & Management invites applications for two full- time core faculty positions beginning July 1, 2010 in our MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability. We seek innovative candidates who are committed to sustainability, who want to be part of a growing department, and who are dedicated to course design that integrates experiential teaching and learning, technology, project based learning (where students serve as sustainability consultants to local businesses), and field experiences.

We seek faculty who are skilled at integrating sustainability topics into one or more of the following content areas: Managerial Accounting, Financial Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Triple Bottom Line, Ecological Economics, Marketing and Globalization. Qualified candidates must have an interest in designing and teaching courses in our three program modalities: weekend delivery, accelerated weekday delivery, and online anytime/anywhere delivery. Qualified candidates should be well-versed in systems thinking and leadership. All core faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship; a wide range of approaches are encouraged and valued. Contributions to university governance and community service are expected of the core faculty. Ph.D. preferred. For further information go to www.antiochne.edu.

To apply send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references electronically to hr@antiochne.edu with “MBA Faculty Search” in the subject heading. For more information about the position, please contact Polly Chandler, Program Director of MBA, pchandler@antioch.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The search will continue until the positions are filled.

Antioch University New England offers a smoke-free environment and provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability.

For more information click here

Jeffrey D. Sachs Student Lecture

On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, The Earth Institute invites you to attend the annual Sachs Student Lecture with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University. The lecture, titled "Choices for America’s Economic Future," will be held in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Alfred Lerner Hall on Columbia’s Morningside campus.

Choices for America’s Economic Future
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director, The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Roone Alredge Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

To register, please go to www.earth.columbia.edu/events

Contact: Office of Academic and Research Programs ei-students@ei.columbia.edu

The annual Sachs Student Lecture is sponsored by the Earth Institute’s Office of Academic and Research Programs.

Contact: Columbia Univ. School of Int’l & Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027

Second International Conference

Economic Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

25-28 March 2010, Barcelona, Spain

Call for abstracts

ECONOMIC DEGROWTH TODAY

(Español abajo, Français ci-dessous, Català a baix)

The second international conference on Economic Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity is planned towards the end of March 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. It is organised by the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology (ICTA), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (www.icta.uab.es), and the organization Research & Degrowth (www.degrowth.net). The conference follows the one held in Paris in April 2008 (proceedings available at http://events.it-sudparis.eu/degrowthconference/en/).

We invite you to submit abstracts of 400 words to the email barcelona2010@degrowth.net by 30 November 2009.

The conference focuses on “socially sustainable economic degrowth”, and links economic, environmental and social perspectives, with an emphasis on practical policies and concrete proposals. Papers accepted will be presented as posters at the conference and included in the published conference proceedings. A list of the best papers will be selected by the scientific committee and included in special issues to be published in scientific journals. A special issue with papers from the 1st conference is under publication at the Journal of Cleaner Production.

The Barcelona conference will have a special set-up, the focus being on intensive workshops where groups of participants will discuss specific policy proposals and research priorities. Selected speakers will also give plenary speeches. The conference will mainly take place in English, and translation will be limited. More information about the conference is available at http://www.degrowth.net/-Barcelona2010-

Please forward this call to your networks. We would also be interested in contacts of people who wish to receive information on the conference. More precise information on venue and program will soon be available.

Please send abstracts with title, author(s), affiliation and address in word or open office without formatting or tabulation, named in the following way: nameofauthor_titleofpaper__degrowthconference.

We look forwards to your contributions!

Francois Schneider, Giorgos Kallis, Joan Martinez-Alier, Marta Conde

For more information click here.

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