Category Archives: Job Postings

Research Coordinator at Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) is recruiting a new Research Coordinator, to help lead all aspects of our work. This is a key position, open at a time of growth for the Institute. The full position  description can be found here.

Position: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a Research Coordinator to support our interdisciplinary research and education efforts. We will hire a talented, thoughtful, and organized individual to work closely with the Director in managing all aspects of Institute. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research center where more than 50 faculty, visiting scholars, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate to understand and help solve complex environmental problems.

Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator will help set strategic directions, coordinate research activities among fellows and students, work with Institute fellows to develop collaborative grant proposals, and manage the Institute’s budget.  The Research Coordinator will also have opportunities to participate in Institute projects.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in ecology, economics, environmental science, or related disciplines, plus at least three years of relevant experience.  Expertise in supporting scientific collaborations and managing budgets is required, along with excellent writing, communications, and organizational skills.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references at (position #00022789).  Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2016 and we anticipate a start date of August 2016. 

Setting: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain.  The Gund Institute is part of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM.  The Institute is poised for significant potential growth, so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to help shape its future.

Lecturer Position at Northern Arizona University


The School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer, with an appointment beginning August 22, 2016. The nine-month position is not tenure eligible, but may be renewable based on satisfactory performance and School needs.

The successful applicant will teach one section of ENV101 (Introduction to Environmental Science), and two to three additional undergraduate classes, each semester. Additional responsibilities include serving as the Environmental Science undergraduate internship coordinator, coordinating laboratory sections in conjunction with the lab manager, and curriculum development and management.  For a full description see

Fulbright Scholar opportunities in the field of Economics 2017-2018

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 130 awards in the field of Economics and nearly 500 awards overall. Exciting opportunities are available in many countries including but not limited to:

For additional awards in the field of Economics, please visit our new Opportunities in Business Administration, Economics, and Entrepreneurship webpage. There you will find award highlights and examples of successful projects in the discipline,and scholar testimonials which highlight the outcomes and benefits associated with completing a Fulbright Scholar grant.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please visit our website.  You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.

Please either contact Maria Gahan at 202-686-6244 / or Eliza Collison at 202-326-6254 / to arrange a virtual advising session.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

USGS Post Doctoral Research Position in Ecosystem Services Modeling (Fort Collins, CO)

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in ecosystem services modeling. The researcher will collaborate with a large and diverse scientific team within and beyond USGS in modeling ecosystem services in the U.S. at national and subnational scales. The postdoc will work as part of the USGS Sustaining Environmental Capital (SEC) Initiative team. The goal of the SEC Initiative is to better enable managers to account for the benefits people receive from ecosystem services and provide guidance for using ecosystem service information in management decisions by developing, integrating, and enhancing decision tools and information. The envisioned SEC Initiative will have a physical presence (policy coordination and science efforts) and virtual (on-line) presence referred to as the SEC Dashboard. Research responsibilities will be associated with: applying ecosystem services mapping, modeling, and valuation approaches and tools at the local and regional scales; 2) use of natural capital accounting in natural resource management; and 3) integrating ecosystem services data and tools into the SEC Dashboard for use in public land management decision-making.

Work will primarily be conducted at the Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen within 5 years of receiving a PhD. Experience in GIS and biophysical modeling is required. Experience using ecosystem services tools such as ARIES, SolVES, and InVEST is desired and programming experience using R, Python, or Java is a plus. Compensation is approximately $76,000/year and funding is for up to two years. We seek a candidate able to relocate to Ft. Collins, Colorado and begin work as soon as possible.

Please contact Rudy Schuster ( or Ken Bagstad ( for more information.

Furman University 1-Year Position in Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science:  The Department of Earth and  Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2016.  Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise, ideally in the area of ecological economics or environmental health or a related field. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and EES 112 Environmental Science, and an upper level undergraduate seminar course in the candidate’s specialty. Applications should be submitted online at Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts.  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2016.  Visit to learn more about the department.  Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Position Announcement: Assistant to the Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

POSITION: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Assistant to the Director. We will hire a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills and a solutions-oriented attitude. The institute is an interdisciplinary research center, where more than 50 faculty, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant to the Director will assist in the day-to-day administrative functions of the institute. The successful candidate for this position will provide business and administrative support for the Gund Institute’s academic and research activities, which includes administrative, operational and financial tasks. They are responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of the Gund Institute and other faculty, staff and students based in the Johnson House. Duties include: scheduling, travel arrangements, financial process support, arranging and staffing meetings, coordinating recruitment processes, maintaining databases, ensuring proper functioning of the Johnson House, communication support for on-line calendars and the Gund website and associated informational venues, and other projects as assigned.  The Assistant is responsible for ensuring positive and effective relationships within and outside of UVM. For a full list of responsibilities please see the job description on UVM’s jobsite (position number 017282).
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an associate’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Three years of prior administrative experience is required. Applicants should possess basic program administrative and financial support skills, effective problem solving, organizational and communication skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. The position requires initiative in problem solving, excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task. Must have a positive, helpful and solutions-orientated attitude.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 2-3 professional references to The job position number is (017282). Inquiries may be made to Deidre Zoll. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their service.  Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal.
SETTING: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Gund Institute is administered by UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Research fellow: James Hutton Institute and University of St. Andrews

Announcing a shared research fellow position in environmental and natural resource economics between the James Hutton Institute and the University of St Andrews. The post would suit someone who has recently completed their Ph.D. and who has already started publishing in environmental and resource economics. Applications are being accepted until February 12, 2016. The links to the position are here:

Research Fellow: Natural Resource/Environmental/Ecological Economics (JHI-04-16) at The James Hutton Institute

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Department Chair, Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University

POSITION The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES Providing visionary leadership to the department, including advocacy for the department at all levels, guiding curricular development and department initiatives, supporting faculty and student achievement, providing academic leadership and support for sustainability efforts in the college and university, and assisting with the development of a new graduate degree, as well as managerial supervision, including developing and managing the departmental budget and resources and providing oversight of a diversified teaching and research farm. Additional information about the duties of Department Chairs is provided in section 2.8 of the Appalachian State Faculty Handbook:

THE DEPARTMENT The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at

THE UNIVERSITY Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life, and breathtaking location. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. The University’s mission is to prepare students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.” Appalachian State is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

APPLICATION Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <>.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <>. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Community Engagement, Michigan State University

The Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental studies and community engagement at the assistant professor level, with a 60% research, 40% teaching appointment. We seek a colleague who will bring the scholarship of sustainability and community engagement to bear on critical environmental and natural resource issues challenging communities across Michigan, the U.S., and the world. Please see the position description for additional information about the duties of the position, the desired qualifications, and the application process. (Attached here: MSU Asst Prof – Envr Studies & Community Engagement)

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants MUST apply online on the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) website, referencing posting #2158. Applications must include the following: 1) a cover letter that includes the applicant’s perceived fit with the department; 2) a statement focusing on research experience and interests including methodological approaches; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) contact information for three or more references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. John Kerr via email or to set up a phone conversation at Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tenure Track Position at Virginia Tech: Human Dimensions of Fish & Wildlife Conservation

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the area of human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation, defined broadly as work at the interface of social and ecological systems. Candidates from various academic backgrounds will be considered, but all will be expected to focus on interdisciplinary research related to fish and wildlife conservation and include a social science component.

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). Development of an independent, externally funded research program that supports graduate students and engages undergraduate students is expected. The successful individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, with an average teaching load of 1.5 to 2 courses per year, one of which will be an undergraduate course for majors in the human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation. Participation in departmental, college, and university affairs is expected, as is an interest to engage collaboratively with faculty both within and outside the department.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant also should prepare a 3-page (maximum) written statement that reflects the individual’s philosophy of how he/she will integrate teaching, research, outreach, and diversity/inclusion. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at, referring to posting No.TR0150138. Review of candidate files will begin on October 26, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

More information on the position can be found at Nominations and Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Parkhurst, Chair, Search Committee: Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-9283 or email