Category Archives: Job Postings

University of North Carolina faculty openings in environment and ecology

The Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor.  Candidates must have a PhD in a field related to the environment, including but not restricted to Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, and Public Policy. Deadline November 15.  For more information, see the full position description.

The program also invites applications for a tenure track position as Associate Professor.  Candidates must have a PhD in a field related to the environment, including but not restricted to Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, and Public Policy. Deadline November 15. For more information, see the full position description.

Gund Professor and Director Opening at the University of Vermont

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Gund Professor of Ecological Economics, and
Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT USA

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics is a transdisciplinary research center at the University of Vermont, administered by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and structured to encourage campus‐wide collaborations that study and develop solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. The Gund Professor is an endowed, tenured, 9‐month position, and also serves as the Director of the Institute. The Director provides intellectual leadership for the Institute and works with faculty and students of all of UVM’s colleges and schools, as well as state, national, and international organizations to develop the fields of ecological economics and design through practical systems analysis and problem‐solving.

Ecological economics is a heterodox approach to economics and the environment, focusing on the human economy as embedded in complex social and biophysical systems. The Gund Institute is developing practical approaches to problem‐solving for sustainability, tested in Vermont’s living laboratory and applied throughout the world. The State of Vermont and City of Burlington are recognized leaders in efforts to redefine economic progress; strengthen rural working landscapes and urban communities; transform energy, food, and health care systems; manage common resources; and design livable human communities. The Gund Institute is ideally situated to play a leading role in developing the science of sustainable development, pioneering policy initiatives, and training the ecological entrepreneurs of the 21st century.

We seek a highly entrepreneurial systems thinker to advance an internationally renowned transdisciplinary research program in ecological economics and design; raise funds in support of that research agenda; build relationships with state, national, and international organizations; and teach and advise graduate students. The Director also works with the Gund’s Managing Director in support of business operations, research and teaching collaborations, and campus relations. We encourage candidates from diverse fields, but training or experience in economics is expected. Applicants should demonstrate (1) a record of transdisciplinary research at the interface between ecological and socio-economic systems; (2) established ties to the professional communities of ecological economics, ecological design, or related fields; (3) a history of sustained research funding and support of graduate students; (4) evidence of teaching excellence, including integrative, problem‐based or service‐learning formats; and, (5) a commitment to promoting diversity in educational experiences and staff/student recruitment. The University of Vermont aspires to be among the nation’s premier small research universities with a commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service. In pursuing that goal, the University recently identified three “Spires of Excellence” in which it will strategically focus institutional investments and growth over the next several years. These include Neuroscience, Behavior and Health; Complex Systems; and Food Systems (www.uvm.edu/~tri/). For this position, we particularly encourage candidates who take a complex systems approach to environmental problem solving. Interests and experience in complex systems modeling, sustainable food and energy systems, climate change adaptation, health and environment, livable community design, or economic behavior research would all be welcome.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2011. The expected appointment is at full professor rank with tenure. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women; underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups; and from people with disabilities. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, and must be submitted electronically at www.uvmjobs.com referencing requisition number 033777. Further information about the Gund Institute, current projects, and collaborations are available at www.uvm.edu/giee/. Inquiries may be made to Professor Jon Erickson, Managing Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and chair of the search committee at jon.erickson@uvm.edu or 802-656-2906.

Postdoc position in climate economics

The Stockholm Environment Institute-US Center has an opening for a postdoc in the economics of climate change. It’s a one-year position, starting summer or fall 2011. Knowledge of the economics of climate change, heterodox economics, and the economics of equity are desirable, as is the ability to write both popular and academic articles.

The Institute is located on the Tufts University campus in the Boston area; the position involves working closely with senior economists Frank Ackerman and Liz Stanton.

Please note the rapidly approaching application deadline of October 15.  For more information, see http://sei-us.org/ClimateEconomics or e-mail postdoc@sei-us.org

Wyss Fellow in Collaborative Conservation Entrepreneurship

Research Associate II
Position Description for a Wyss Fellow: Collaborative Conservation Entrepreneur
Title: Collaborative Conservation Entrepreneur, Wyss Fellows Program

The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) at Colorado State University (www.collaborativeconservation.org) is hiring a Collaborative Conservation Entrepreneur to help lead a diverse coalition of stakeholders to create Colorado’s first Ecosystem Services Marketplace. The purpose of the Marketplace is to bring together buyers and sellers of ecosystem services to conserve and actively steward the public environmental benefits from private and public lands in northern Colorado. The Fellow will work with key partners regionally and nationally, including the USDA Office of Environmental Markets, Environmental Defense Fund, and Partners for Western Conservation.   This position is supported through the Wyss Fellows program, which is designed to develop future conservation leaders. As part of the program, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in training and other professional development activities.

Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions

The Associate Director serves as an academic and administrative colleague of the Institute for Sustainable Solution’s director (Robert Costanza). Together, they form the leadership team of the Institute and work closely together to achieve the Institute’s goals. The position is a 12 month, 0.5 to 1.0 FTE administrative position. The associate director reports to the director, who reports to the provost (Roy Koch).

Responsibilities
While the director has the primary responsibility to provide intellectual leadership and vision for the work of the Institute, including seeking external funds to support the Institute’s efforts, The associate director will play a central role in ensuring that the leadership vision for the Institute is realized.

Specifically, the associate director:

  • Manages the day-to-day activities and operations of the Institute and supervises Institute-funded administrative and research staff.
  • Working with the director, ensures that the Institute’s financial resources are utilized strategically and in compliance with University and external regulations and policy to support the Institute’s mission.
  • Provides leadership and promotes Institute activities, primarily within the University, including serving as spokesperson and representative of the Institute.
  • Helps to build and sustain a sense of community and intellectual engagement among the Institute’s Fellows, students, and staff members.
  • Helps ensure that Sustainability Fellows are well integrated into their home academic units as well as the Institute.
  • Manages the appointment and re-appointment of the Institute Fellows and staff on behalf of the Director.
  • Oversees the smooth management of approved graduate certificate programs led by the Institute.
  • Periodically assists the director in assessing the work of staff members and Fellows who are consistently paid from Institute-managed budgets.
  • Supports Institute fundraising efforts.

For more information, including minimum qualifications and compensation package, download a complete job description here.

Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics / Sustainable Behaviours

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Department of Socio-Economics
Institute for the Environment and Regional Development

Submission Deadline: 24 February 2010
Reference number: 1488
Location: Vienna, Austria

The Institute for the Environment and Regional Development invites applications for an assistant professor position (fixed-term for 6 years) to begin as soon as possible. We seek candidates with research and teaching interest in ecological economics, and specifically in the field of sustainable behaviours. The working language is English. Faculty responsibilities include research and publication and teaching and advising students. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in (behavioural) economics, social / economic / environmental psychology or another relevant field and have a demonstrated expertise and interest in conducting quantitative research (statistical analysis or agent-based modeling). Prior research experience related to ecological economics is desirable.

The Department of Socio-Economics, which includes 41 faculty with backgrounds in institutional / behavioural / spatial / development / ecological economics, sociology, statistics, demography, economic geography and GIScience, social policy, public policy and history. The department is committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Successful candidates will become part of a young, innovative and research-led group.

WU is committed to increasing representation of women among its faculty and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should send a letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, a CV, sample publications, evidence of teaching ability, and names of three referees to: Personnel Office, WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, sekretariatpersabt@wu-wien.ac.at or Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Please include the reference number: 1488.

For more information email or phone Prof. Sigrid Stagl, stagl@wu.ac.at,  0043-1-31336-5790.

Post-Doctoral Position in Energy

The Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University (BU) seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to support a research project on the interdisciplinary aspects of energy transitions that is funded by the Mellon Foundation.  The successful candidate will serve as a post-doctoral Fellow at the Pardee Center, with a joint appointment in the Department of Geography and Environment in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will work with BU faculty, Boston-area faculty, and a group of international visiting scholars.  Issues to be addressed include the cultural, social and historical forces that generated earlier energy transitions;  differences in driving forces between developed and developing nations;  and the attitudes, behaviors, policies, and institutions that are needed to manage, or perhaps even engineer, the impending energy transition.

The main tasks of the Research Associate will be to stimulate interdisciplinary exchange among participants, coordinate a year-long seminar series, support PhD students in the project, and coordinate publications and outreach. In addition, the Research Associate will develop his/her own research projects within the thematic framework of the project.

This position is offered for one year, beginning 1 September 2010.  Applicants must have a PhD.  We anticipate that the successful candidate will have a background in the Social Sciences or related professions such as Law or Business.  However, candidates from the natural sciences and engineering with demonstrated interdisciplinary experience are encouraged to apply as well.

Applicants should submit a letter of motivation, their CV including a publication list, and an outline of their own research plans (max. 1000 words) to Ms. Theresa White at <<theresaw@bu.edu >>.  Applicants are required to supply the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please go to: http://www.bu.edu/pardee/research/energy-transitions/, or contact Dr. Cutler J. Cleveland at <<cutler@bu.edu>>.

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.