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Kinship Foundation

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

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

Contact:

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

Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning Public Policy Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

University of Maine

Sustainability Solutions Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Iowa Assistant Professor

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

Assistant or Associate Professor
Environmental or Resource Economics

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Social-Ecological Systems Modeling

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Applications:

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

Applications must include all of the following materials for consideration:

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

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

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

Antioch University New England

MBA Faculty Positions

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Portland State University Associate/Assistant Professor Needed

Portland State University

Position Title:  Associate/Assistant Professor, Environmental and Resource Economics Department of Economics

***Revised October 2009 ***

Position Summary

The Department of Economics at Portland State University invites applications for a tenure track associate or assistant professor position, which begins September 2010. We are conducting a search in any area of environmental and natural resource economics, though expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency would be especially welcome.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching load includes courses in candidates’ areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Assist with curriculum development
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Conduct academic research for publication.
  • Present and discuss research at scholarly meetings
  • Contribute fully to departmental, college and university service. This includes, but is not limited to attending monthly faculty meetings, participating in departmental social events, seminars, community outreach activities and serving on or leading departmental, college or university committees.
  • Contribute fully to the intellectual environment of the Department of Economics.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to September 2010.
  • Qualifications for appointment include a distinguished Ph.D. record, evidence of commitment to research, teaching and creating community partnerships, capability to secure extramural research support and interest in policy issues.
  • Active research agenda in environmental and resource economics.
  • Candidates are expected to display exceptional ability to teach a diverse student body at an urban university.

Compensation

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $85,000 to $90,000 with an excellent benefits package that in 2008/2009 includes fully paid healthcare, retirement package and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, minimum three letters of professional recommendation, papers, publications and evidence of high-caliber teaching by post to Environmental Economics Search Chair, Department of Economics, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751 or electronically to environmental_econ@pdx.edu. Applications received by November 30, 2009 are guaranteed full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can also be directed to environmental_econ@pdx.edu. Interviews to be conducted at 2010 ASSA meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and, in keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Temporary Federal Postdoctoral Position at Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett, RI

US Environmental Protection Agency

National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
Postdoctoral Program Atlantic Ecology Division Narragansett, RI
Temporary Federal Position

Benefit-cost analysis of “gray” versus “green” infrastructure Project Number:  AED-09-14-09-203
Division: Atlantic Ecology Division
Branch: Watershed Diagnostics Branch
Geographic Location: Narragansett, RI

Project Description

The position will support research expected to yield method(s) for benefit-cost analysis of the use of traditional man-made (or “gray”) infrastructure versus the use Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact  Development (LID) to manage storm water. EPA’s Office of Water (OW) has  endorsed the incorporation of GI and LID practices into the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), either through the Load Allocation process for current and future nonpoint sources, or through TMDL Implementation Plans or equivalent watershed management plans. Stormwater management practices can be implemented through either regulatory means (e.g., stormwater permits, or local ordinances) or through incentive-based programs. Guidance is needed by EPA Regions, States, watershed/coastal management organizations and local communities on the  benefits and costs of traditional “gray” infrastructure used to manage storm water as compared with GI and LID practices. Estimation of benefits will require valuation of ecosystem services provided by green  infrastructure. Research will be coordinated among EPA’s National Heath and Environmental Effects and National Risk Management Research Laboratories; Office of Research and Development’s Water Quality and Ecosystem Services Research Programs; and EPA’s Stormwater and TMDL Programs.

Projected Duration of Appointment: 3 years
Educational Requirements:  Ph.D. in Ecological Economics, Ecology,Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or closely related field.
Specialized training or experience preferred:  Cost-benefit analysis,ecological economics, valuation of ecosystem services, evaluation of best management practices
Scientific Contact/Principal Investigator: Naomi Detenbeck, detenbeck.naomi@epa.gov, 401-782-3162
Application information: Due Date: October 30,2009 For application instructions click here.  Please do not apply directly to the scientific contact.

Conservation Int’l – Sr. VP, Science & Knowledge

Job Title:  Senior Vice President, Science + Knowledge

Client: Conservation International

Status:  Full Time

Div/Dept:  Science + Knowledge

Location:  Washington, DC, USA

Supervisor Title:  Chief Operating Officer

Date:  April 2, 2009

Background: At Conservation International, we envision the nations of the world maintaining the health and vitality of Earth’s natural resources, especially her biodiversity, so that people today and tomorrow can live full and healthy lives.  Our work seeks to inspire and help societies manage nature’s assets for the equitable benefit of current and future generations.

The SVP position is an expansion of CI’s former head of Conservation and Applied Biodiversity Sciences (CABS) role. Poised for continued success, CI is seeking a Senior Vice President of Science + Knowledge who will have full responsibility for developing and implementing CI’s science-to-action agenda to support CI’s new mission of delivering human well-being through conservation of healthy ecosystems and their goods and services.

The most critical component of the science-to-action agenda is to better understand and quantify how human well-being is provided and can be sustained through conserving natural ecosystems, ecological processes, and biodiversity, and thereby maintaining ecosystem services.  CI will focus on the conservation and restoration of healthy ecosystems, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and benefits to human well-being – climate, food, water, and health security, and option value – as well as the risks and costs of losing these benefits.

The SVP will lead the strategic, programmatic, and financial operations of CI’s Science + Knowledge, will lead a global staff, and will play a prominent leadership role in communications, fundraising, and partnerships throughout the local, national, and international communities where we work.  The Senior Vice President works with programs and staff within a matrix organization to lead the implementation of CI’s science-to-action agenda.

Ideal Candidate: The SVP will bring internationally significant credentials and a proven track record of successful leadership, fundraising, and management of people and fiscal oversight of large programs.  S/he will demonstrate outstanding communication skills, the ability to set priorities and achieve aggressive results.  Applicants with experience in establishing the linkage between ecosystem services and human welfare will be given special consideration.  In addition, a background in biodiversity and/or conservation ecology science is a plus.

The successful candidate will be a powerful internal and public presence, entrepreneurial and strategic, a results-driven leader with a proven track record of successfully managing an organization of similar size, complexity, and trajectory.  The SVP will have successful change management experience as a willing, inspired, and capable agent of achieving change in a constructive manner.  S/he will be an innovative and global thinker, able to maximize current partnerships while identifying and establishing new collaborations, capitalizing on unrealized opportunities, and translating CI’s ambitious plans into realistic strategies through a diversely funded operation.  The SVP will have the foresight and ability to effectively adapt to and influence CI’s infrastructure and organizational culture. S/he will champion CI, our resources, and talents to extend the reach of our science and knowledge through creative and high quality services which leverage and maximize technology, adaptive research, and human potential.

Key Responsibilities:

The tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position that are most important to get the job done.

Task/Duty/Responsibility/Time Percentage

  1. Develop and implement the strategy of Science + Knowledge by leading CI’s science-to-action agenda to support CI’s new mission of delivering human well-being through conservation of healthy ecosystems and their goods and services. 20%
  2. Build the science that best measures contributions toward and interactions with human well-being benefits from ecosystem conservation.  Generate metrics for assessing and monitoring the status of ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human well-being benefits over time.  Monitor success toward the strategic plan through metrics as generated, and oversee adaptive management and ongoing refinement as CI implements the plan. 20%
  3. Fundraise and secure gifts at the multimillion-dollar level from corporate, foundation, individual, government and multilateral donors to ensure the funds to carry out the Science + Knowledge strategy.  20%
  4. Represent CI in forums and build the partnerships needed to advance CI’s ‘Science to Action Agenda’ of conserving healthy natural ecosystems and their provision of human well-being.  Secure broad buy-in and support of our efforts.  This includes leading interactions with industry leaders, governments and multilateral organizations, NGOs and the private sector.  10%
  5. Oversee management of staff and budgets.  Provide oversight and guidance to senior staff to implement new Science + Knowledge initiatives.   Align staff toward objectives and manage performance.  Ensure fiscal oversight of divisional budgets. 20%
  6. Create and lead the overall communications strategy for Science + Knowledge.  10%

Education, experience, skills and abilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and overall skills:  Ph.D. in a field related to CI’s Science + Knowledge agenda and 12+ years of experience at a comparable level of seniority an excellent command of written and spoken English excellent communications and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by success in influencing and communicating with authorities and leaders globally international experience preferably in a developing country setting significant leadership, management, and strategic experience in an NGO, corporation, government or university or related experience ability to create and lead innovative strategies, partnerships, and programs to improve human well-being by ensuring healthy ecosystems across multiple geographic areas and multi-disciplinary teams published scientist.

Management of programs, budgets, and people:

  1. Experience in a leadership role within a multi-geographic, multi-cultural setting
  2. Ability to identify strategic issues and priorities, develop implementation teams and plans, and serve as the key decision-maker on programmatic, fundraising and operational issues
  3. Strong management skills with the ability to mentor and motivate staff and provide leadership across a diverse team of technical and operational professionals
  4. Ability to build organizational capacity and lead and align teams
  5. Successful experience managing cross-functional teams of distributed professionals in a matrixed management structure

Partnerships & Influence:  Demonstrated ability to embrace the mission and strategies of Conservation International and to influence governments, corporations, foundations and individuals to support our efforts.   Ability to collaborate with senior levels of management.  Demonstrated capacity for fundraising in the science arena with foundations and individuals with Demonstrated results at securing multimillion dollar gifts

Supervision / Authority allocated:  The scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to the incumbent. Authorities refer to many things for which permission is not necessary, including: resources the position is allowed to commit, people with whom the position may openly communicate, meetings the position is allowed to convene, agreements the position may make, etc.

  1. Direct supervision of Senior Staff in Science + Knowledge, and oversight of staff of entire function.
  2. Authority to establish partnerships with government agencies, multi-lateral agencies, NGOs and other organizations to achieve Science + Knowledge objectives.
  3. Authority to negotiate on behalf of CI with executives of corporate, government, and organizational partners.
  4. Authority to raise and commit resources from foundations, development agencies, governments, multilaterals and individual donors.
  5. Authority to represent CI and its views to the media and to the public.
  6. Authority to convene formal and informal CI-wide working groups as needed to advance strategic objectives.

Working conditions: The environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment. Indicate how much travel, if any, is expected.

Travel to advance program objectives and to CI project sites in the field, at times under physically demanding circumstances.  Position requires the ability to travel extensively throughout the world, at times in rigorous and physically demanding travel conditions, and at times with little or no notice.

Other: Personal characteristics that contribute to an individual’s ability to excel on the job, or other important information regarding the position or its requirements.

  1. Recognized stature in ecosystem conservation and/or human well-being
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Personable and trusting
  4. Adaptive and flexible
  5. Effective, efficient and collaborative work style
  6. Team player
  7. Significant energy and ambition and a dedication to international conservation.
  8. Individuals with a demonstrated capacity for developing innovative strategic vision related to conservation science and/or human well-being are especially encouraged to apply.

CI Values: We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To learn more about Conservation International please visit our website http://www.conservation.org Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled, ideally on or before July 1, 2009. All interested persons must submit the following material for initial consideration to Jsolomon@globalrecruitment.net

Cover letter; Curriculum vitae/resume; Publication list full

Please direct any questions to Jill Solomon, Global Recruitment Specialists Senior Recruiter; Jsolomon@globalrecruitment.net 973-379-7325 (USA)

http://www.globalrecruitment.net

WORLDWIDE CANDIDATES ARE WELCOME TO APPLY

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Professor of Life Cycle Assessment

Massey University – Institute of Food, Nutrition & Human Health, College of Sciences

We seek a world class LCA Methodology Specialist for a tenured Chair to launch and direct an exciting new funded National Research Centre focused on footprinting New Zealands landbased industries.

Location is Palmerston North; Term of Contract is Permanent; Salary Information; Closing Date is June 14, 2009

Massey Universitys extended campus is the hub of agrifood research in New Zealand and one of the strongest concentrations of scientists in this field in the world.

We seek to appoint a world-class researcher to a funded Chair in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The successful candidate will have a proven record of LCA and related methodologies development and a clear vision of the role of LCA in the sustainable development of agricultural industries including forestry. This vision may include how LCA can be integrated with methods such as exergy analysis, input-output analysis, footprinting and material flows analysis. You will already have a strong reputation in the international agribusiness LCA community and a proven record of collaborations with land-based industries and international organisations or colleagues.

The permanent appointment will be at professorial level and is established by Government funding. The Chair will launch and direct a new, collaborative National Research Centre in LCA for land-based industries, with membership including relevant Crown Research Institutes and other universities. The Foundation Professor of Lifecycle Assessment will lead the development of new post-graduate programmes in LCA methodologies and applications.

New Zealand is highly dependent on its land based industries and pristine environment. For over 80 years, Massey University lecturers, researchers and graduates have shaped and continue to define forward looking agrifood and forestry businesses. This Chair will be a critical part of defining our sustainable future.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Richard Archer, tel +64 6 350 5104 (e-mail R.H.Archer@massey.ac.nz), or Professor Mike Hedley, tel +64 6 356 9099, extn 7419 (e-mail M.Hedley@massey.ac.nz).

More information can be found at http://jobs.massey.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=5943.