Category Archives: Job Postings

Post-doctoral fellow Positions: University of Tennessee

The Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee seeks candidates for two Post-doctoral Fellows.

The first is focused on a broad range of issues related to renewable energy and electricity markets.  Candidates who have a demonstrated track record of working with agent based models, electricity market data or laboratory experiments will be prioritized.  More information on this position can be found here: https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2019-02_111463736

The second is focused on projects integrating risk into the management and valuation of ecosystem services. The successful candidate will have a strong background in a field such as economics, environmental science, statistics, or applied mathematics by the time of hire.  More information on this position can be found here: https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2019-02_111463833

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research paper, and three recommendation letters through the AEA JOE Network submission system by November 15. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Charles Sims by email (cbsims@utk.edu).

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow (Economics of Climate Change): London School of Economics and Political Science

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow to work on the economics of climate change. The successful candidate will make leading contributions to research and engage actively with policy makers to become a thought-leader in the public debate on climate change and the environment.

The successful candidate will have a completed, or be about to complete, a Ph.D. in economics, environmental economics, energy economics or a related discipline and a research focus on the economics of climate change. We are particularly interested in candidates specialising in behavioural economics, micro-econometrics or environmental macroeconomics.  Candidate are also expected to have a track-record or trajectory of peer-reviewed publications in high-ranking, internationally recognised academic journals and excellent written and oral communication skills, including a good command of spoken and written English.

Salary is no less than £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website.

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years with the possibility to extend (subject to funding).

The closing date for both posts is 30 November 2019 (23.59 UK time) and further details of the job descriptions, person specifications and how to apply can be found on website the LSE website here.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Ecological Economics and Resilience

The University of Nebraska is hiring an assistant or associate professor in Ecological/Environmental Economics, Resilience, and Non-market valuation.

For more information and to apply, visit https://employment.unl.edu/postings/66727 .

From the posting description:

“The incumbent in Ecological Economics and Resilience will contribute to the integrated Land-Grant University missions of research and teaching. The incumbent will serve as an effective scholar and citizen of the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and will support student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The incumbent will be an integral member of the recently organized Center for Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes, and as such will work with interdisciplinary teams focused on fostering productive and resilient food, energy, water and ecosystem services landscapes. This includes modeling complex and dynamic social-ecological systems and quantifying nonmarket ecosystem services to assist in making trade-offs more transparent.

The incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in ecological economics as related to resilient ecological systems; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with faculty in the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes and Nebraska One Health; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

The incumbent will be expected to average 0.35 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in applying resilience thinking to complex problems in agriculture, non-market valuation, or ecological economics. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on need.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.”

Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics of Sustainability

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks to fill a position for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics of Sustainability. This position builds on existing strength in the Department of ACE in environmental and natural resource economics, and is part of an initiative to build a center for the economics of sustainability that includes research related to the environment, agriculture, development, and consumer behavior. The department is particularly interested in hiring someone with methodological skills that are complementary to our existing capacity in econometrics, including methods such as optimization, simulation, or experiments.

Primary duties include:

– Develop a nationally prominent research program with publications in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals and extramural funding

– Contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs through teaching (generally two courses per year) and student mentoring.

to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by November 20, 2019. To apply, create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Applicants who are currently graduate students or post-doctoral fellows must submit transcripts from their graduate program(s). All requested information must be submitted for your application to be given full consideration. Questions about applications can be directed to Melissa Warmbier (mwarmbie@illinois.edu) and questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Amy Ando (amyando@illinois.edu ).

Boston University Department of Earth and Environment: Tenure Track Faculty Openings

Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment has openings for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval. We seek colleagues to conduct research and teach in the social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of coupled human-natural systems, and the economic and policy dimensions of natural resources extraction, governance, use and conservation.

Applicants should demonstrate methodological expertise in a social 
science discipline, a strong research record investigating  socio-environmental systems, and evidence of their potential to enhance intellectual connections across disciplines within the Department and the University. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-Food, energy and/or water resources, systems, the social, economic, and/or behavioral drivers, and/or consequences of their environmental impacts and/or policies to mitigate them

-Management, conservation and/or governance of terrestrial or aquatic biological resources

-Climate change impacts and adaptation (sustainable development goals, or urban sustainability and resilience)

-Natural hazards (hydrologic, coastal, seismic, wildfire) vulnerability, 
impacts, and mitigation

-Investigation of couplings between, and co-evolution of, natural and human systems over space, and/or at different geographic scales

The successful candidate is expected to an excellent teacher and mentor who will lead core and elective courses in support of the Department’s PhD program, professional MA in Energy and Environment, the undergraduate major in Environmental Analysis and Policy, as well as new curricular initiatives.

We seek to build a faculty with diverse life experiences and 
intellectual approaches, and welcome applications from persons of any gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, physical ability, and/or spiritual beliefs.

Please apply via AcademicJobsOnline 
https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicjobsonline.org%2Fajo%2Fjobs%2F14430&data=02%7C01%7CRESECON%40lsv.uky.edu%7C8511f3424c49447c7fb008d732dc98c7%7C2b30530b69b64457b818481cb53d42ae%7C0%7C0%7C637033795359280568&sdata=EOtmJMhypeYDBuYdg%2FaYWRBsLzaBM3MnVK41DIAsx3U%3D&reserved=0. Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter (including a discussion of approaches to diversity and inclusion in teaching, advising and scholarship), (3) a statement outlining synergies between the applicant’s research and teaching and ongoing activities within the Department, (4) one representative publication, and (5) names and contact information of at least three referees.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the search chair, Prof. Ian Sue Wing via email at: isw@bu.edu. Review of applications begins November 1, 2019.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Postdoc Opportunity: Michigan State University

Michigan State University is searching for a social scientist postdoctoral scholar to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development. We are going into the last two years of the project and the focus is on quantitative data analysis and publications of the social science data collected.

Project Abstract: An estimated 3,700 major dams are currently either planned or under construction worldwide, and they will continue to play significant roles in energy production in the foreseeable future, especially in developing countries. This study’s goal is to develop innovative solutions for hydropower– not just to produce energy for the national grid, but woven into the surrounding food, water, and institutional systems. The team includes hydro-engineers, hydrogeologists, climatologists, biologists and social scientists working in tandem to offer transformative solutions for hydropower development while ensuring that social and environmental benefits outweigh costs. The project is being conducted in three different basins in the Brazilian Amazon. The social science component is generating a household-level data set of 8 communities, and a total of some 1200 households using randomized sampling, that have been impacted by hydropower development in the Madeira basin in Brazil. In addition, plans are underway to start doing a similar survey in two other basins. The social analysis will focus on impacts on households, differences in compensation and resettlement, and on social/economic changes experienced by households. 

The post-doctoral fellow will work on statistical analysis of data collected through a social survey protocol, and may help with the design of a new survey. Strong demonstrated statistical skills are required.  Candidate should be able to work independently but value collaboration with the PIs in the project.

The position will start as soon as an appropriate candidate is found. Candidates will be based in East Lansing, Michigan. Position will initially be for one year, with possible renewal for another year, depending on performance. Salary will be based on commensurate education and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources websiteposting number 596257. Applications should include (a) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in the position and how the applicant meets the qualifications specified above, (b) a current CV, and (c) 3 letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Professor Maria Claudia Lopez, Chair of the Search. mlopez@msu.edu

Post-doctoral Position Available: Interdisciplinary Analysis of Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Alaska

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as lower latitudes with far-reaching consequences for access to energy and mineral resources, global trade and tourism routes, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and human health and safety. Impacts of the changing Arctic are particularly salient for the region’s Indigenous peoples.  The need for integrated, transdisciplinary research to better understand social and economic impacts and potential opportunities from climate change for Alaska is critically needed. Despite this need, there has been little work done to assess the economic costs and benefits of Arctic change, especially with regard to impacts in Alaska, or the value of existing federal and state services and products. Given that impacts and associated costs arise at scales ranging from the local to the global, there is a spectrum of opportunities for theory building and methods development that can only be accomplished through the deep integration of disciplines.  This work is critical for meeting pressing societal needs and to inform decisions and policy.

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (a NOAA Regional Integrated Science and Assessment team) seeks a post-doctoral research fellow to explore the social and economic impacts of climate change in Alaska from an interdisciplinary perspective. Possible sectors of analysis include but are not limited to fisheries (including ocean acidification), transportation (and trans-Arctic shipping), infrastructure, mineral, oil & gas resource development, mixed-subsistence economies, and the provision of related climate services. We are also interested in an analysis of the economic impacts of ACCAP’s work.

Based in the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), ACCAP specializes in interdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement to meet the science and information needs related to climate change in Alaska.

This post-doctoral fellowship includes opportunities to directly engage ACCAP’s partners and stakeholders in use-inspired basic research and knowledge co-production. The person in this position will work closely in an interdisciplinary team environment that includes a spectrum of senior scientists, junior scientists, graduate students, and research professionals. Collaborating organizations include the Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) at UAF, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and other ACCAP partner organizations.

Desired state date: Negotiable. As soon as possible.

Duration: 2 year, term funded

Location: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Open until filled.  

To apply submit CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Sarah Trainor <sarah.trainor@alaska.edu> with “Econ Post-Doc Application” in the subject line.  The cover letter should include a description of the candidate’s PhD research, a statement of interest outlining potential research project, including sectors of interest, and research approach, and past experience with research in Alaska and/or the Arctic.

UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination/.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Resource Economics, West Virginia University

The Division of Resource Economics and Management (https://resourcemanagement.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on land use and Food-Energy-Water (FEW) modeling. The position is funded by a research grant from The National Science Foundation (NSF) and will focus on examination of interdependencies between energy and agricultural markets, trade policies, and sustainability of water resources. The successful candidate will engage in analytical and empirical modeling of agricultural commodity markets with spatial land use and watershed management components. The ideal candidate will have i) strong quantitative training in mathematical modeling (GAMS), ii) ability to learn and work with watershed and land management modeling tools (e.g. EPIC/APEX or similar), and iii) experience in econometric analysis and Geographic Information Systems.

Salary and Timing: The position offers competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes fringe benefits. Initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility for extension for additional 12 months subject to satisfactory performance. 

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in environmental/resource/agricultural economics (or closely related field)
  • Experience with Mathematical Programing using GAMS
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Ability to work with watershed simulation tools (e.g. EPIC/APEX or similar) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with policy and economic issues surrounding energy and agricultural industries
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, and effective communication skills

Applications: Qualified applicants should submit: (i) a cover letter describing relevant experience and research interests, (ii) curriculum vita, (iii) transcripts, (iv) a representative research paper and (v) names and contact information for three or more references (they will not be contacted without permission from the candidate). 

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. West Virginia University encourages applications from and nominations of women, disabled individuals, veterans, and members of minority groups

For additional information contact Dr. Levan Elbakidze (levan.elbakidze@mail.wvu.edu)

Job Opening: Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University

The Department of Earth and Environment of Florida International University invites applicants for the following TWO positions with tenure or tenure-track depending on candidate’s merit:

(A)        Associate Professor in Environmental Sustainability
(B)        Associate Professor in GIS & Remote Sensing

Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in sustainability science or closely related fields and conduct research and teaching in the same area. We particularly seek individuals conducting transformative, interdisciplinary, extramurally-funded, research at the interface of human and natural systems.  The Department of Earth and Environment (https://earthenvironment.fiu.edu/index.html) is composed of a diverse faculty with research interests in environmental, earth, atmospheric, and hydrologic sciences, as well as environmental resource economics, policy, management, and conservation. The Department is committed in our research and teaching to finding sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Environmental Sustainability is a complex field spanning the environmental, social, and economic systems. We seek scientists experienced at working across disciplines, with a strong background in any of the following areas: systems ecology, urban systems, water, sustainable food systems, bio-environmental systems, green technologies, resource economics and policy, and/or regional sustainability planning.  The ability to evaluate “sustainability” scenarios and plans through quantitative methods and/or modeling is of interest to the Department.       Principal responsibilities will include establishment of a strong externally funded research program, development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including policy makers and resource managers; and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in our BA in Sustainability Program. Research at FIU is typically coordinated under one of several Institutes and Research Centers, many of which are preeminent programs, (https://beyondpossible.fiu.edu/preeminent-programs/), including the Institute of Water and Environment, the Southeast Environmental Research Center, the Sea Level Solutions Center, the Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure, International Center for Tropical Biology, Extreme Events Institute, and Agroecology Program.

Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in environmental science, geoscience, geography, engineering or related fields, conduct research in GIS and/or remote sensing, and teach related classes. We particularly seek individuals conducting transformative, world-class, quantitative, interdisciplinary research with transferrable funds. The Department of Earth and Environment (https://earthenvironment.fiu.edu/index.html) is composed of a diverse faculty with research interests in environmental, earth, atmospheric, and hydrologic sciences, as well as environmental resource economics, policy, management, and conservation. The Department is committed in our research and teaching to find sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

GIS & Remote Sensing is a complex field spanning environmental, social, and economic systems. We seek interdisciplinary scientists with a strong background in GIS & remote sensing technologies with emphasis on coastal hazards, sea level rise impacts, and storm surge flooding.

Principal responsibilities will include (1) establishment of a strong externally funded research program, (2) development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including weather and coastal forecasting agencies, policy makers and resource managers, and (3) teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in our GIS center. Research at FIU is typically coordinated under one of several Institutes and Research Centers, many of which are preeminent programs (https://beyondpossible.fiu.edu/preeminent-programs/), including the Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and its International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC), the Institute of Water and Environment (InWE), the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC), the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), the Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure (InteRaCt), and International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB). 
Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519022 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter (detailing which position is being applied for), a detailed curriculum vitae, and statements of Research, Teaching, and Diversity Inclusion philosophies as a single pdf file.  The CV and cover letters should provide detailed evidence of a record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to have an extramurally, well-funded, active research program that includes transferable funding that will aid in launching their program at FIU. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 30th, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled. Assistance in writing diversity statements can be found at https://advance.fiu.edu/_assets/docs/fiu-guidelines-for-writing-a-diversity-statement.pdf

Job Opening: Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

University of Minnesota, Humphrey School Of Public Affairs

U of M seeks applications for one or more faculty position[s] at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor level in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance is required for candidates at the pre-tenure assistant professor level. Appointment at the tenured level of associate or full professor requires evidence of excellence and national/international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching, and service. All candidates must have a strong research and publication record with capacity for building an interdisciplinary, innovative research portfolio of high impact and relevance to public policy and communities of practice.

With this open-rank STEP area search, the Humphrey School is looking for both early-career and advanced scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in public policy, public affairs, environmental studies, environmental economics, natural sciences, engineering, international affairs, or related fields. We seek candidates working in the areas of U.S. and global environmental policy; food, energy and/or water policy and governance; climate change mitigation and adaptation policy; environmental justice; or related areas. Candidates whose work intersects with the School’s commitment to equity and inclusion are particularly desired. 

Qualified candidates will have an approach to teaching and research that is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class, and ethnicity. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to exceptional graduate-level teaching in the STEP curriculum at the Humphrey School. Successful candidates should demonstrate capacity to engage practitioners and the public in research, education, and outreach activities, be able to provide leadership to the Humphrey School’s Master of Science in STEP (MS-STEP), other masters programs, and Ph.D. in Public Affairs program, and be passionate about preparing students for careers in public affairs.

To apply, go to the U of M employment page and reference job opening 332092.