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Tenure track Applied Environmental Economist at U-Hawaii Manoa

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawaii Manoa seeks an applied environmental economist who will apply cutting edge modeling and statistical techniques as part of a novel, integrative research program that is relevant to the sustainability and resiliency of Hawaii and the Pacific Region. Our ideal colleague will contribute knowledge and tools that complement and strengthen the department, college, and university (e.g., data science, systems modeling, policy evaluation). The person will be excited to support undergraduate and graduate research and employment preparation by teaching analytical study designs (e.g., quasi-experimental techniques), statistical approaches (e.g., mixed effects models), and/or system modeling approaches (e.g. system behavior and structural equation modeling). This is a 9-month, tenure track position to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, with 60% teaching and 40% research responsibilities. 

Apply: Interested individuals can apply at and search position #83848. Please include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees, along with contact information for three references.

Inquiries: For further information, contact Dr. Kirsten Oleson ( with subject line Applied Econ Search. 

A Community on Ecosystem Services: Call for Proposals

ACES will be held December 14-17, 2020 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The ACES 2020 central theme is “Focusing on the Future of Ecosystem Services” with an emphasis placed on accelerating the use of ecosystem services for land and resource management and fostering the next generation of ecosystem service researchers and practitioners.
The Program Committee is seeking input from the community and invites you to assist with program development by submitting a session or workshop proposal.
All ecosystem services related research and applications proposals are welcome; we especially encourage ideas on these topics:

  1. Ecosystem Services in Action – land and resource management using ecosystem services; case studies encouraged
  2. Human Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Ecosystem Services – translation of ecosystem function to human health outcomes and valuation; mental health studies of ecosystem services
  3. Cultural Ecosystem Services – non-use ecosystem services methods and valuation

For additional information, click here. We look forward to receiving your ideas!
Submission Deadline: February 26, 2020

2020 sustainability Travel Awards Opportunity

From the Journal Sustainability:

“We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2020 Sustainability Travel Awards. The awards (800 Swiss Francs each) will be granted to four PhD students or postdoctoral fellows (as of 31 December 2020) conducting research in sustainability-relevant areas (broadly defined as any discipline covered by the journal Sustainability) and go towards supporting their attendance at a conference in 2020.

We are accepting applications for these awards until 17 January 2020 .Please find additional details here.

We look forward to receiving your applications.”

Sustainability Editorial Office

St. Alban-Anlage 66

CH-4052, Basel, Switzerland

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Climate Adaptation Research Symposium 2020, Measuring and Addressing Societal Impacts

This symposium features research that seeks to measure the scale and scope of climate impacts, as well as how best to mitigate those impacts through adaptive markets, public policies, and planning. The symposium invites research from within climate science, economics, geography, law, public health, sociology, urban planning, and related disciplines.

We invite abstract submissions to be considered by our Symposium selection committee by January 31, 2020. Abstracts should feature methods and findings and be no longer than 500 words. All travel and lodging costs for presenters will be covered.

Please upload all presentation abstracts and papers to this submission form.

Location: UCLA Luskin Conference Center, hosted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Symposium date: Friday, May 8, 2020

Please direct questions to Michelle Einstein at

Assistant Professor – Urban Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor from applicants who conduct research on fish and wildlife conservation in urban environments. We encourage applications from social scientists working on urban conservation issues. The full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment will be based at the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech, a land-grant university. This position will complement existing departmental strengths and contribute to our growing undergraduate human dimensions curriculum and a college-wide priority of scholarship in urban natural resources. This hire is part of the Global Systems Science Destination Area, a university-wide initiative to build scholarly capacity related to socio-environmental issues. The appointment is in the College of Natural Resources and Environment and reports directly to the Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Anticipated start date is August 2020. 

All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at, referring to posting No. 512414. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2020. 

For more information, please contact Ashley Dayer:

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Affiliated Faculty, Global Change Center

Virginia Tech

Cheatham Hall, Room 101 (0321)

310 West Campus Dr.

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Gund Postdoc Positions for 2020

The Gund Institute seeks exceptional postdoctoral scholars to start Fall 2020 and conduct interdisciplinary research on major global environmental challenges. Applications are due February 15, 2020.

The Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide research accelerator, where 180 faculty, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. We explore environmental issues at the interface of four pressing research themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.


Gund Postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines and advances Gund research themes. Postdocs are supervised by at least one Gund Faculty Fellow. Co-advisors from different departments are encouraged.

These two-year positions have an annual salary of $49,000, plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. Postdocs also benefit from professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training.

Learn more about Gund Postdoctoral Fellowships online.

The Gund Institute catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.


Bailey Rowland

Program Specialist

The Gund Institute for Environment

University of Vermont

Tel: 802.656.2906  I  Email:

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Call for Papers: UC Berkeley Climate Economics Workshop

UC Berkeley is  currently soliciting papers from PhD students and post-docs for a climate economics workshop. The deadline for submissions is 9 A.M. December 9, 2019 (Pacific time zone).
They encourage papers by PhD students and post-docs undertaking research in any area related to the economics of climate change. They encourage papers that use empirical methods, theory or numerical modelling. Papers can be single authored or co-authored. No restrictions apply to co-authors, i.e. co-authors can be senior researchers.

The workshop will explore recent advances in climate economics, with an emphasis on the linkage between empirical and numerical modeling methods. One goal of the workshop is to bring junior and senior researchers together. The final program will combine presentations from invited leading senior researchers and presentations from the most promising junior researchers (PhD students and post-docs). This is the second workshop of this kind at UC Berkeley, a summary of the previous workshop can be found at

Applications should be submitted online at Please include either a full working paper or an extended abstract (1-2 pages). PhD students should include a brief letter of recommendation from their advisor that indicates that the submitted abstract/paper will be ready for a full presentation for the workshop.

The workshop will be held at UC Berkeley on Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, 2020. All travel and lodging costs will be covered for presenters.
The workshop is organized by David Anthoff (Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley), Max Auffhammer (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley) and Solomon Hsiang (Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley) in collaboration with the Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley.

Any questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Eva Seto (

Assistant Professor in Biological and Environmental Systems Engineering, Cornell

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) at Cornell University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position.

They are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated expertise in investigating interconnected biological and/or environmental systems and will interact widely with colleagues in our department and across the university to build an understanding of the multiple trade-offs and competing objectives that may be present at the systems nexus. 

The successful candidate will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses critical problems of society today. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable agriculture and/or food systems, food safety and security, and interconnected systems of food/agriculture, energy, water, and climate.

A brief summary of the position is below.

More details on the position and how to apply are available at:

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development: Appalachian State University

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020. We seek a dynamic teacher, scholar, and activist/practitioner whose work addresses the ecological and environmental dimensions of global change, the ecological dimensions of coupled human-natural systems, and the ways that global environmental change undermines human well-being and the potential for sustainable development.

Applicants must have a PhD (or its international equivalent) in an integrative natural sciences field (e.g. sustainability science, ecology, environmental science, or earth systems science). The ability to teach introductory and upper level courses on the science that informs sustainable development as well as a demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching are essential.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of applied social-ecological or socio-environmental approaches in their research and teaching as well as evidence of potential to collaborate across degree program concentrations within the department for research, curriculum development, and teaching purposes.

Ideal applicants will pursue integrative and collaborative approaches to crucial questions about multiscale, interconnected social-ecological problems.

We are particularly interested in a colleague whose work is visionary and will deepen the department’s strengths in:

  • The climate crisis: drivers and consequences of climate change as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and other responses to climate disruption; and
  • The biodiversity crisis: drivers and consequences of mass extinction, ecological collapse, and reductions in biosphere integrity as well as conservation, restoration ecology, and other approaches to addressing biodiversity loss.

We will prioritize applicants whose work broadens our geographic and disciplinary strengths as well as applicants who demonstrate a commitment to justice dimensions of, and community-engaged responses to, global change. Diversity is a key (though still under-realized) component of our department’s mission. Thus we seek candidates who strengthen our department’s commitment to improving intercultural competencies and working across difference to combat historical inequities and promote positive social and ecological change.

To read the full application instructions and apply for this position, visit

Postdoc Opportunity: U. of Arizona Institute of the Environment

Position Summary: The University of Arizona Institute of the Environment invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in social dimensions of coupled natural-human systems. This appointment is a part of the initiative connected to the Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS): Forecasting Future Operating Environments interdisciplinary research initiative. 
The BBCS seeks a researcher with primary expertise in environmental social science. We invite applicants from a broad range of disciplinary fields including but not limited to public health, political science, applied economics and geography. Competitive candidates will apply rigorous quantitative methods to understanding challenges and developing new knowledge related to decision-making, governance and environmental resource management. The BBCS is an interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty and post-docs from departments across campus. Successful candidates must have expertise in one or more of the following: i) an ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and create novel synthetic research, ii) expertise environmental governance and institutional analysis, and iii) expertise or interest in an additional targeted research area such as biodiversity, conservation, public health, food systems, or informatics. The selected candidate is expected to work closely with postdoctoral researchers and faculty members across the natural and social sciences. 
The position is linked to a portfolio of existing and newly funded research projects focused on land management, species conservation, food systems and ecosystem services, with opportunities for qualified candidates to contribute to analysis of existing data and publications. We encourage applicants with specialization in any of these specific areas and it is not required to have prior experience in each area. 

About the BBCS:  The BBCS comprises a team of core faculty, steering committee members, and other affiliated researchers that identified several cross-cutting research projects that use biodiversity as a focal point for interdisciplinary investigation in public health, governance, informatics, and security. 
The scientific goal of the BBCS program is to build a more robust and predictive biodiversity and conservation science and to addresses emerging, critical issues in human health and well-being, and in environmental, food, and national security. 
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here. Duties & Responsibilities The candidate will have an individual lead mentor from one of the following BBCS faculty: Liz Baldwin, public policy & governance; Jose Soto, environmental economics; Tom Evans, geography; But the candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty and pos-docs from multiple fields based on strengths and research interests. 
BBCS post-docs are supported with active mentoring by BBCS faculty and access to funds for conference travel, training, and publications. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. from a broad range of disciplinary fields including but not limited to public health, political science, applied economics and geography. 

Preferred Qualifications: Preferably, the selected candidate will be highly motivated, have strong communication skills, and seek to both take a leadership role for specific project components and collaborate with members of a broad international and interdisciplinary team. 

Posted Rate of Pay: $47,659 Annually 

Posting Number: P20896

 Desired Start Date: 01/13/2020

Contact Information for Candidates:

Open Until Filled! Review Begins On: 11/01/2019

Apply at

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