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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:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14806

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 https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23921

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: https://bbcs.arizona.edu/faculty-staff

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

Apply at https://uacareers.com/postings/42208

Diversity Statement: At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Gund PhD Fellowships

The Gund Institute for Environment seeks outstanding PhD applicants interested in conducting interdisciplinary research on urgent global environmental issues.

Students at the Gund get a deep understanding of complex global issues, hands-on training in interdisciplinary research and problem-solving with world-class scholars, and real-world experience collaborating with government and business.

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.

Gund PhD Fellowships

  • Gund PhD Fellowships support doctoral scholarship across four global research themes.
  • Students receive up to four years of funding at $32,000 per year, tuition and health insurance.
  • Learn more about Gund PhD Fellowships

Gund Barrett PhD Fellowships

  • Gund Barrett Fellowships support PhD students who collaborate on urgent issues in engineering and the environment.
  • Students receive up to four years of funding, including an annual $35,000 stipend, tuition, and health insurance.
  • Learn more about Gund Barrett Fellowships, a partnership with UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

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