California State University, Sacramento

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies

The Department of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento, is recruiting for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Please see the description below and forward on to your networks. 

The Department of Environmental Studies, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, beginning no later than Fall 2017. Position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree. Teaching experience in a diverse, interdisciplinary setting at the undergraduate level is required. Field, laboratory, or other research experience incorporating undergraduate students preferred. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to energy, climate science, land use planning, environmental conservation, urban ecology, and agroecology. We seek an individual who can work at the interface between environmental science, environmental equity, and policy, and who recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary exploration of challenging environmental problems.

Full position description and application materials are here:

The position is open until filled, but application review will begin October 31.

University of Melbourne

PhD Student Fellowships

Three pioneering PhD scholarships on offer from Melbourne Energy Institute.

The Melbourne Energy Institute is delighted to announce three PhD scholarships for students with an interest in energy research from disciplines including Science, Engineering, Arts and Economics. In partnership with the Melbourne School of Government, Centre for Market Design and Melbourne School of Engineering we are offering these scholarships to build our research capability in energy and resource economics, community engagement, and energy systems. This is a great chance for a student to join the Melbourne Energy Institute team and work on research problems that will play an important role in shaping Australia’s energy future.  

Learn more about these scholarships and meet other MEI PhD students and potential supervisors at our upcoming Energy Hackathon 16 on the 21-23 October.

Find out more about the PhD topics on offer and application process via the links below.

2017 Scholarship Details

The Strategic Australia Postgraduate Award is very similar to a standard APA offering an approximate $30k per year stipend over three years. To be eligible students must have:

  • Completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result equivalent to a first class Honours (80%), or
  • Relevant professional experience, or
  • Equivalent record of publications

Round one scholarship applications for Community Engagement must be received by 31 October 2016, and Energy Systems and Energy Market Design by 30 November 2016 and the successful applicant must up and running by June 2017.

In addition to a standard APA this scholarship offers the Melbourne Energy Institute's collegial support and international networks, to help you develop your research. The Institute also offers a strong engagement with industry and government to assist in facilitating research outcomes where relevant.


To submit an application please submit:

  • A certified copy of your academic transcript, including grading information,
  • A copy of your CV, including information on any relevant publications, and
  • A 500 word statement of research interests, and brief details on how you would undertake the project

Send these documents via email to johnson.a[at] with the subject line: STRAPA Scholarship 2017 ['PhD Topic', Name]. E.g. STRAPA Scholarship 2017 'Community Engagement' Jane Smith

Please note this scholarships are only available to Australian or NZ citizens or Australian permanent residents.

Utah State University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Society

The Department of Environment and Society (EnvS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in geo-informatics and geospatial modeling of social-environmental systems.  This position is part of a cluster of hires focusing on analysis of large data sets across multiple colleges at Utah State University.  This is a permanent, full-time (nine-month) position based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The position will start August 2017.


Position Summary: The successful candidate must have a strong conceptual and theoretical background in geospatial analytics, large data sets, social-environmental science, Geographic Information Systems, and associated quantitative methods. Quantitative, policy-relevant work concerning land use, natural resource management, environmental perceptions and conflict, ecosystem services, global change, energy, or transportation networks would interface well with the collaborative interests of EnvS faculty. Teaching would include up to three courses per academic year.  Courses would be taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Topics may include Intro or Advanced GIS, Geovisualization, Geospatial analytics, and land change modeling. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in a blended format. Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvement off-campus. 


Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the date-of-hire in geography or a related field. They also should have a publication record consistent with their career stage, and be able to show the potential to build and maintain a productive research program, including the ability to secure competitive external funding. Candidates must also have the ability to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary academic setting that may include stakeholders such as government agencies and private sector entities. 


Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience is welcomed. Experience with or the desire to learn about distance-education course delivery is advantageous. The ideal candidate will have a proven record in geospatial analysis of large social-environmental data sets and a background in social science.


Review of applications begins December 5, 2016. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter, which should also include your “Research Statement” and “Teaching Philosophy;” (b) a curriculum vitae; and (c) the names of three persons who can provide letters of reference. See for more information and to apply online.

Duke University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

DUKE UNIVERSITY Energy Policy Tenure-line appointment in the Sanford School of Public Policy (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure level) Joint appointment with the Duke University Energy Initiative Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy ( seeks applicants for a tenure-line appointment at rank appropriate to seniority. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research relevant to energy policy, and help develop the University’s Energy Initiative ( Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science, or a related field. Applications received by November 25, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration. The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 69, and offers an undergraduate major, two masters programs, a PhD, and a joint PhD in environmental policy. The School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, including the Duke Center for International Development, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, India, London and Geneva. The Duke University Energy Initiative is a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses pressing energy challenges related to the economy, the environment, and security. The Initiative cuts across business, science and engineering, environment, law, and policy to educate tomorrow’s energy leaders, create new options through research, and improve energy decisions by engaging decision makers in business and government. All candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and recent writing sample to Professor Billy Pizer, Energy Policy Search Committee Chair, via the following website: Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should include 3 letters of recommendation; candidates at the Associate Professor with Tenure level should include 3 references. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Central Washington University

Program Manager for the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies

Job Summary
In collaboration with the Director of Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, this position manages, plans, implements and evaluates Institute for Integrated Energy Studies (I2ES) and Integrated Energy Management (IEM) activities in order to support efficient and professional communications amongst students, stakeholders, administration and the public; enhance revenue; increase enrollment; advise IEM students; and develop, plan, analyze, and present budget and financial reports. This position is also responsible for identifying, cultivating, stewarding and soliciting funds to support activities for the I2ES and IEM. 
Job Duties

- Manage and coordinate the daily operations of I2ES and other specific events; Independently plan, coordinate, administer and implement the I2ES activities; Within delegated areas of authority, exercise independent judgment in interpretation of policies, procedures, and regulations; Provide leadership for program development, implementation and evaluation strategies
- Ensure policy, procedure, and reporting compliance
- Resolves problems
- Responsible for contract administration; manage performance on grants funds
- Develop, plan, analyze, and present budget and financial reports; prepare and administer the program’s budget including use of the university’s financial management system software and other relevant IT systems; project, monitor, reconcile, and initiate expenditures; maintain, monitor, and evaluate budget and financial records
- Prepare an annual I2ES progress report for internal and external stakeholders
- Update strategic plan annually
- Identify and organize the communication and work of the external advisory committee
- Schedule and coordinate internal/external advisory committee meetings, monthly round-table meetings
- Coordinate and plan annual interdisciplinary energy conference and I2ES speaker series
- Support the Director with the B.S. in Integrated Energy Management by recruiting and advising students, developing curriculum, and program evaluation; respond to student’s questions, providing information to students and faculty about IEM and I2ES, policies, and procedures, collaborate with the office of Student Advising; Enter new IEM majors and minors into the database
- Identify key student audiences to increase enrollment; collaborate with Public Affairs and Enrollment Management staff
- Assist in I2ES program management
- Contribute ideas for innovative solutions to problems
- Represent I2ES as appropriate

- Identify, investigate, facilitate and secure opportunities for targeted funding, contracts, grants and gifts; identify external funding opportunities and write and submit grant and contract proposals
-  Initiate and cultivate relationships and partnerships required to produce funding from individuals, public and private organizations in the form of scholarships and donations; initiate and develop relationships and partnerships with relevant federal, state, local and private agencies, organizations and corporations; collaborate with university development staff
- Coordinate calls for proposals and proposal review for I2ES funding
- Assist the I2ES Director in matching faculty expertise with potential funding sources; promote and assist I2ES-affiliated faculty in proposal development and proposal submission by faculty

- Develop and promote a communications vehicle for alumni, faculty and stakeholders interested in tracking I2ES activities

- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  •   Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to public administration with proven communication, management and development skills.
  •   Demonstrated experience in project management
  •   Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  •   Record of successful grant proposal preparation: collaboration with participating faculty and sponsors; excellent organization and writing; thorough research and attention to detail
  •   Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  •   Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals, inside and outside the university.
  •   Ability to multi-task in a professional, respectful manner with keen attention to detail
  •   Ability to effectively organize multiple work assignments involving competing priorities to produce work products that are accurate, of a high quality and meets deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  •   Master’s degree in field relevant to energy research
  •   Experience in higher education academic advising
  •   Fiscal experience, training, and/or education
  •   Experience developing, planning, maintaining, and presenting budget and financial reports
  •   Understanding of agencies and people engaged in state and federal energy policy development
  •   Experience in postsecondary curriculum development


  •  Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
  • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.

Michigan Tech University

Assistant Professor of Energy/Environmental Justice 

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in environmental and/or energy justice. Candidates with strengths in policy analysis and/or spatial methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.

1. Teach one or more courses that articulate with undergraduate programs in Anthropology, History, or Law and Society. Course load is two courses per semester. 
2. Strengthen and foster our graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Environmental & Energy Policy and/or Industrial Heritage and Archaeology.
3. Participate in university and department committees as well as external professional service
4. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
5. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2016. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date.

Required application materials:  
• Letter of interest 
• Curriculum vitae
• Research statement 
• Teaching statement 
• Writing sample(s)

Applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information for a minimum of 3 references (up to five names accepted). Letters of reference will be requested from those applicants making the short list.

University of California, Los Angeles

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Energy Economics

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position in environmental and/or energy economics.

Specifically, we seek a colleague with interests and experience in the following areas of research as they pertain to environmental and/or energy economics -- environmental valuation, environmental policy, corporate sustainability, political economy, behavioral economics, environmental health, international economics, econometrics, experimental economics.

The appointment will be in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (loES). The IoES's primary mission is to identify study and provide solutions for regional and global environmental problems, and to educate the next generation of scholars and leaders. The Institute achieves this mission through its core faculty, affiliated faculty from across UCLA, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and interdisciplinary centers and off-campus partnerships. The IoES includes faculty in economics, Management, the health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, law and other disciplines. Preference will be given for candidates with demonstrated interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment. The appointment will be primarily held at the IoES, but affiliations with other campus units are possible.

Applicants will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, advise and mentor graduate students, and contribute to graduate education, the research environment of the department and to university and professional service. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (tenured), or Full Professor.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Economics or related field, experience in environmental and/or energy economics, and evidence of teaching and research.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCLA Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and interdisciplinary experience and interests, up to three exemplary publications, and the names and contact information for four references. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.

Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Apply at Refer to Position # JPF02335 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by November 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the loES or about submitting an application, contact Ms. Shahara C. Ben-lesau (scben-iesau[at], (310) 206-9742).

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions to Magali Delmas, Search Committee Chair

Oregon Department of Energy

Assistant Director of Planning and Innovation

About the Oregon Department of Energy
At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping to shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, and resilience. From helping individual Oregonians save energy at home to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring smart, engaged team members who are ready to deliver for Oregonians.
Working at ODOE 
At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're driven by our mission to lead Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future. We take this responsibility seriously, with a commitment to challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Oregonians. We're looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making change through public service. We want people who get excited about new ideas, seeing projects through, and being part of a team. With about a hundred staff, our agency is made better through strong collaboration and communication. We recognize each other's talents, respect each other's diversity, and count on each other's word. Above all, we have fun working together on behalf of the state. Energy is one of the most important, fastest-moving issues in Oregon today. Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians.
Working for the Energy Planning and Innovation Division
The Energy Planning and Innovation Division prioritizes diversifying Oregon's energy mix, successfully integrating renewable energy resources into our energy systems, developing innovative approaches to saving energy, better managing our use of energy, and supporting statewide efforts to meet Oregon's future energy and climate goals. Through statewide programs and projects, the division provides policy expertise and leadership on topics such as renewable and conventional energy resources, alternative fuel vehicles, demand response, energy storage, energy efficiency, and energy system resiliency. The team supports promising initiatives to advance energy innovation – from providing grants to energy technology demonstration projects, to developing energy policy recommendations, to providing technical expertise on emerging energy issues. In 1999, we were the first state in the nation to adopt carbon dioxide emission standards. Today, the division plays a key role in informing greenhouse gas policy discussions and developing options to meet both the state's energy needs and climate goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

This executive service position is on the director's executive management team, which sets agency policies, goals, objectives, plans and implements strategies to meet them. Works with the director to develop and implement a vision for carrying out the mission of the agency. Fosters collaboration and effective communications among staff of the agency's divisions and programs. Provide support to other assistant directors in achieving their goals and objectives. Provide leadership specifically to the Energy Planning & Innovation Division. Directs and manages the division to include developing and implementing long and short range plans, goals and objectives, supervising and developing two section managers, establishing budget priorities, controlling the division's budget, providing guidance to staff and representing the state and agency in a variety of forums. Ensures that the division provides outstanding customer service, effectively implements energy programs, and develops policies on energy resources, renewable energy technologies, energy conservation and energy efficiency consistent with the agency's mission. 

For a full list of duties and working conditions please see the Position Description.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation; and
d) budget preparation.


Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation; and
d) budget preparation, AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Desired Attributes
Candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and desired attributes of this position will be invited to interview. We are looking for qualified applicants whose work experience most closely demonstrates the following:
ENERGY EXPERTISE: Extensive knowledge of energy demand and resources in the western U.S., particularly with respect to energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, including demonstrated technical and policy expertise in these areas.
LEADING CHANGE: Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates key statewide program goals, priorities, and values to improve customer service and program performance while maintaining an organizational climate that encourages innovation.
LEADING PEOPLE: Ability and experience in designing and implementing strategies that maximize employee potential and foster an environment where staff meet the organization's vision, mission and goals with integrity and professionalism.
RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability and experience in developing, managing, and evaluating strategic plans, programs, and policies and in establishing performance measures that ensure accountability and continuous improvement from staff.
BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability and experience in managing human, financial, material, and information resources in ways that instill employee and public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission.
BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION: Strong communication and interpersonal skills to explain energy information, collaborate with diverse stakeholders, build trust, and facilitate successful outcomes. Works effectively with individuals, businesses, other government agencies, elected officials, news media, and others, developing a professional network with other organizations, and identifying the internal and external politics that impact the success of the agency.

Additional Information

How to Apply

  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" link above to complete the online application.
  • Attach a resume.  Please be sure to provide dates of employment.
  • Attach a letter of interest (up to three pages in length) that includes information on relevant experience, interest and specific skills you would bring to the position.  In your letter of interest please also address each of the desired attributes listed above.
  • Attach copies of transcripts if you are using education to qualify. 
  • Only complete applications can be considered.  Please be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.
  • All application materials will be reviewed for communication at a professional level with attention to proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference.  To receive preference you must attach appropriate documentation.  For more information about Veterans' preference.

Renewable Northwest

Policy Advocate

Renewable Northwest, the Northwest’s leading renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a highly motivated, self starter Policy Advocate to represent the organization in Washington and support legislative, regulatory and policy activities in the state to lead further development of new renewable energy resources.

Applicants for this position should be able to work in and around the Puget Sound area with regular availability in Seattle and Olympia.

About Renewable Northwest

Renewable Northwest is a well-respected, regional, nonprofit advocacy organization promoting the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.) Renewable Northwest member organizations include energy companies, environmental organizations, and consumer groups. Renewable Northwest is a small, dynamic, and fun organization where staff work together with members and other stakeholders to move the region away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future. In the past 22 years, we have helped the region go from 0 to over 8,000 MW of new, renewable resources and bring in over $21 billion of investment. Employees are given a lot of individual responsibility for their issue area, and they are well supported by fellow staff. More information on Renewable Northwest can be found at

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the face of Renewable Northwest in Washington state.

  • Develop, analyze and critique utility, state and regional renewable

    energy policy proposals.

  • Support Renewable Northwest in legislative, regulatory and utility


  • Coordinate with contract lobbyist to inform policymakers of the

    organization’s position on policy proposals and educate them on the

    barriers to and benefits of renewable energy.

  • Coordinate and conduct briefings for Renewable Northwest members

    and allies.

  • Coordinate with member organizations and other allies to develop

    policy proposals and mobilize greater support for renewable energy


  • Develop and maintain relationships with decision-makers,

    environmental community, and other key stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with and support other staff on issues such as renewable

    energy policy, renewable energy standards, integrated resource

    planning, and climate change.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Policy Director and Executive

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Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline required, plus 3-5 years relevant experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for experience. Relevant professional experience includes (but is not limited to) work in utility, political, policy, legal or government settings.

Must have an interest in and excitement for helping advance a clean energy future, and interest and experience in campaigns is a plus.

Position requires excellent written and oral communications skills, especially the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences and to translate detailed, technical issues into lay terms. Must be comfortable working remotely from the main Portland office. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks and to produce quickly in time-sensitive policy deliberations. Should expect to travel in the Northwest regularly.

Benefits and Salary:

Salary Range: Depending on experience.
Excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement, sick leave and a generous vacation policy. Full-time position.
Renewable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references by October 17, 2016 to: admin[at] (send materials in MS Word or PDF format) 

University of California, Santa Cruz

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of water policy, politics, and/or planning.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline in the policy, social or biophysical sciences. The specific area of expertise is open, but candidates’ research must focus on water issues, broadly conceived, in the United States or abroad, and should demonstrate a specialization in water policy, politics, and/or planning. Preferred candidates will have interdisciplinary training in the biophysical and policy aspects of water, a promising record of scholarly achievement, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and an interest research that can be applied in non-academic settings.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a leading research program, will teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses on water and water policy, will contribute to the undergraduate Hydrologic Sciences and Policy major within the ES Program, and will train graduate students through an affiliation with one or more other UCSB departments.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly. All materials should be submitted to the Water Policy, Politics and Planning Search Committee at UC Recruit, at

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than November 15, 2016. A first round of Skype interviews will occur in January 2017. Finalists will be invited to campus based on the outcome of first round interviews. Finalists should be prepared to submit evidence of teaching excellence, including student evaluations. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Simone Pulver (pulver[at] 

McGill University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Environment

The McGill School of Environment (MSE) and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Politics and Environment. Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank may be possible under exceptional circumstances. Candidates should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion. 

The Department and School welcome applications from qualified candidates working within any subfield in Environmental Politics. The search is open in terms of methodological specialization, although candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate expertise in either quantitative or qualitative methods, or both. While all applications will be given full consideration, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work incorporates some of the following elements: is transnational in scope or has the potential to move in this direction, addresses the consequences of environmental change for public policy at various institutional levels, examines the relationships between environmental change and other phenomena such as international migration or conflict. The School of Environment is highly interdisciplinary; the successful candidate will have demonstrated an excellent capacity to work in an interdisciplinary context and to develop interdisciplinary collaborations.

An applicant’s record of performance must provide evidence of outstanding research potential and the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as the ability to provide supervision for graduate students. 

For more information about the Department, the School, and University, visit our web sites at: and  

The Department and School maintain close relationships with other units at McGill with interests in the environment such as the School of Public Policy, which is expected to take in its first cohort of students in 2018, the McGill Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID),, and the Institute for Health and Social Policy  

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Department of Political Science, Hudson Meadwell, hudson.meadwell[at], or to Professor Sylvie de Blois, Director, McGill School of the Environment (sylvie.deblois[at]

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Colorado-Boulder

Tenure-Track Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences

The Environmental Studies program invites applicants for a junior-level tenure-track position in Natural Resources Policy and Governance, beginning August 21, 2017. We solicit applicants with expertise in natural resources policy and management, with an emphasis on water, energy, land use or another natural resource focal area. This expertise will complement and build upon our existing capacity in climate and environmental policy.

The governance and management of natural resources is a vastly complex and critical area of interest to our students, from the international scale to the western United States. We welcome applicants who use a range of methods for their research, quantitative and qualitative, and who would be able to contribute to the program’s course offerings in social science research methods. The interdependence of decisions that affect the natural environments, such as how to harness energy and secure mineral resources, develop more sustainable food systems, move and allocate water, manage forests and livelihoods, or preserve endangered species and ecosystems, adds to the complexity of creating and implementing sustainable resource policies in the 21st century.

This position will focus on empirical (quantitative, qualitative, or multi-methods) natural resources policy and governance or management research and practice. Successful candidates will have an active research agenda and experience with externally-funded research, They will also have a program and a track record of integrative and interdisciplinary research. We seek a candidate who will advise and teach in policy analysis, natural resource management, or research methods in policy, as well as policy and governance topics relevant to their own research.

The Assistant Professor hired for this position will teach classes in natural resources policy (e.g. water, land use, energy) in the undergraduate, graduate and professional master’s programs. They will have opportunities to forge partnerships with units that have intersecting interests with natural resources policy and governance or management. e.g. Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Communications, Environmental Design, and Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, as well as the Center for the American West and the Law School’s Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. CU Boulder is at the heart of a nexus of science, policy and technology partners on the Colorado Front Range and there will be many opportunities to engage with the professional community.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada[at]

Applications are accepted electronically at, posting #06792.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange three confidential letters of recommendation. 

Pennsylvania State University

Tenure-Track Professor in the Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor rank. We seek an established scholar whose research and teaching contributes to the area of Environment and Society as a subfield of Geography. Areas of investigation could include water resources, sustainability, health, urbanization, social justice, globalization, global environmental change, planning, or governance. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is expected at the time of appointment. It is expected that applicants in related fields will demonstrate how their work will fit within a diverse Geography department. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected, as is the development of an extramurally funded research program. Applicants should upload the following materials to the web link listed below: 1) a letter describing how they would contribute to the Department’s research and teaching program; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a maximum of five reprints; and 4) the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references. All materials must be submitted electronically. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply:

Applications from women and under-represented groups are encouraged. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian King, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802; Phone: (814) 865-2612; E-mail: king[at]

Clark University

Tenure-Track Assist. Profesor in the Department of Geography

Clark University. Assistant Professor, starting August 2017. Clark's Graduate School of Geography seeks to fill a tenure track position in the Geographies of Racial, Ethnic and Gender Justice. Successful candidates will contribute to cutting edge scholarship and show demonstrated commitment to collaborative research and securing extramural funding. Strong undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring are a requisite, and we are particularly interested in candidates who link research, pedagogy and engagement beyond the academy. The Graduate School of Geography is committed to mentoring junior faculty. The successful candidate will also contribute to the newly created Center for Gender, Race and Area Studies, which is made up of majors and concentrations in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peace Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Women and Gender Studies. Opportunities exist for collaborative research with the George Perkins Marsh Institute (, Mosakowski Institute ( and Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (

PhD required at time of appointment. Send CV, a detailed statement of professional experience, research and teaching interests; and contact information for three references by email to: JusticeSearch[at] For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2016. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university and we strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, which is inclusive of all women, to apply.

University of California–Davis

Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) unit within the Department of Human Ecology is seeking to recruit and hire a social scientist whose research focuses on socio-economic development and policy formation in an urbanizing and globalizing environment at the urban and rural-urban interface. Urban areas and metropolitan regions, as centers of production, consumption, political decision-making, and population settlement, constitute a critical factor for social and environmental stability and change locally, nationally, and transnationally. The faculty member should have strong quantitative capabilities and have research experience in urban and metropolitan processes, including social inequality, labor markets and processes, and migration. This faculty member would be able to conduct research across disciplines (e.g., sociology, geography, city planning, public policy, sociology, economics, and political science). The successful candidate will address issues regarding what factors, processes, and policies (from local to state to national to transnational levels) can best promote environmentally-sound, socially equitable, sustainable and resilient urban development. CRD faculty are responsible for teaching in the undergraduate major and minor in Community and Regional Development, and play a leading role in the Ph.D. program in Geography and the Master’s program in Community Development. There are over 200 undergraduate CRD majors 

The CRD Program is part of the Department of Human Ecology, which focuses upon the social ecology of people, place and power. The new appointee is expected to contribute to the department’s research, teaching, and outreach mission. 


Specific Description: The CRD program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. This position will focus on socio-economic development and policy formation at the urban and rural-urban interface. Urban areas and metropolitan regions, as centers of production, consumption, political decision-making, and population settlement, constitute a critical factor for social and environmental stability and change locally, nationally, and transnationally. The faculty member should have strong quantitative capabilities and have research experience in urban and metropolitan processes, including social inequality, labor markets and processes, and migration. This faculty member would be able to conduct research across disciplines (e.g., sociology, geography, city planning, public policy, economics, and political science). The successful candidate will address issues regarding what factors, processes, and policies (from local to state to national to transnational levels) can best promote environmentally-sound, socially equitable, sustainable and resilient urban development. This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university. As assigned by the department chair, the candidate will be expected to contribute by teaching required courses and core electives in one or more of these programs, such as CRD 141 (Organization of Economic Space), CRD 156 (Community Economic Development), CRD 157 (Politics and Community Development), CRD 242 (Community Development Organizations), and CRD 245 (Political Economy of Urban and Regional Development).

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a social science or related discipline, including sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology. Applicants should have a demonstrated potential for, or record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the Human Ecology Department and will be a member of the CRD unit. 

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. The position is an academic-year (9-month) position. 

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second
person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

University of California–Davis

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist with a Focus on Community Economic Development

This is a 100% Cooperative Extension (CE) appointment, an academic position in the Department of Human Ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, applied research program in community economic development, and to develop an extension education and outreach program that extends information to diverse clientele groups (e.g. elected officials, community-based organizations and economic development and/or planning agencies). This individual will be expected to work closely with academic and extension colleagues working in related fields (e.g., natural resource management, food systems, social inequality, public policy).

Specialists in Cooperative Extension (CE) provide statewide leadership to University colleagues, public agencies, community-based organizations, youth, consumers, and citizens in their area of expertise. The Specialist is expected to keep campus- and county-based University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) academics and clientele appraised of emerging issues and research findings and directions, conduct applied research and develop applications of research-based knowledge to specific problems, and provide educational leadership and technical information support for county-based CE academics and clientele. A Specialist in CE is a primary liaison between University research units and statewide clientele. The Specialist will be expected to provide leadership and participation in ANR Program Teams, workgroups, and Strategic Initiatives, work closely with CE academics toward the resolution of issues of regional and statewide importance, and coordinate statewide programming with UCCE and AES colleagues throughout California. The Specialist also identifies and considers the needs of all relevant major clientele groups in planning, developing and executing applied research and education programs. The Specialist is evaluated for merit and promotion using four areas of expectation that include Extension Education, Applied Research, Professional Competence and Activity, and University and Public Service.

Community economic development will be the focus of this position. Accordingly, applicants should have the professional background necessary to conduct original applied research on economic development strategies relevant to California communities. 

A minimum requirement is a Ph.D. in an applied social science discipline. The successful candidate must have a record that documents productivity in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and a history of community-engaged scholarship and practice in the realm of economic development. The program is especially seeking candidates who have a record of public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse, unequal society and who has the potential to bring to the position the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional education background or understanding of the experiences of historically underrepresented groups. 

Expected Contributions: 
Extension Education: Key extension activities include but are not limited to:
•Provide statewide and national leadership in matters concerning sustainable economic development strategies for California communities, with a focus on the creation of diversified, equitable, and sustainable food systems.
•Plan, organize, and participate in programs designed to educate CE academics and other clientele including elected officials, community-based organizations and state agencies about tools and approaches for enhancing community economic development, particularly in rural areas and as related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and policy making in food, agriculture, and natural resources.
•Develop extension programs including print and electronic materials that address methods for supporting democratic, locally-driven economic development planning processes. 
•Provide campus and county-based CE academics and others with up-to-date and extendible information on relevant community economic development strategies.

Mission-oriented Research 
•Potential research areas include: entrepreneurship and innovation; valued-added approaches for promoting regional food and agricultural enterprises; policy analysis of food and agriculture regulations’ impact on community economic development opportunities and outcomes; and strategies for community organizations, farmers, consumers and other stakeholders to shape these regulations to support local goals (i.e. public engagement processes). An emphasis on community-based research that engages residents, particularly underrepresented groups, in meaningful roles is encouraged. 
•The candidate will collaborate with academic senate faculty, campus and UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) academics and stakeholders on emerging issues in community economic development and develop and conduct research and extension initiatives to address sustainable community economic development strategies.
•We expect the successful candidate to publish their research findings in refereed journals such as Agriculture and Human Values, Rural Sociology, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development; Community Development; California Agriculture, and Journal of Extension, and in various other electronic and print venues such as California Agriculture or UC/ANR publications, among others. 

Professional Competence and Activity: The appointee will be expected to participate in professional society activities including presenting papers at national and international meetings; reviewing manuscripts and grant proposals in his/her area of expertise; and establishing productive working relationships with scientists and extension personnel statewide, and in other states and countries. The goal would be to gain national and international recognition for scholarly contributions to the science and practices of community economic development, as he/she advances to the higher ranks in the UC system.

University and Public Service: The appointee will serve on committees that support the needs of the Department, University and ANR, including appropriate ANR Program Teams and Workgroups. The appointee may also serve on advisory councils and boards appropriate to the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate should ultimately be recognized as a knowledgeable partner who can provide reliable information and build research-informed networks to address public issues in the state of California.

The duty station for this position will be at the UC Davis Campus and will be supported by the Department of Human Ecology. Specialists serve as an integral member of the faculty with appropriate support for office space and access to staff who will handle grant administration and personnel matters, among others. 

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments at work, home and the community.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLPSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Colorado State University

Tenure-Track Assist. Professor in Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Politics and Policy, with an emphasis on air quality, climate and/or health. We are open with respect to disciplinary sub-field, interdisciplinary emphasis, theoretical orientation and methodological approaches.
This position is part of an interdisciplinary University-wide cluster hire under the CSU Partnership for Air Quality, Climate, and Health (PACH) ( The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty from the department and across the University and contribute to PACH through teaching, research and/or service activities.
The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department’s Environmental Politics & Policy curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s interests and expertise but will be based in the Political Science Department. The normal teaching load is 2-2. Faculty members advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, develop an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, college, university, and community.
Required Qualifications: Primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in environmental politics and policy; doctoral degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or closely related field conferred by the time of appointment (interdisciplinary degrees with substantial coursework related to environmental politics and policy may meet this requirement); evidence of an active research agenda in environmental politics and policy pertaining to air quality, climate, and/or health; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to enhance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting Departmental and institutional values; experience working in an interdisciplinary environment; experience with externally funded research; experience working with or for the public or non-profit sectors.
To apply: submit 1) a letter of application outlining teaching interests and research agenda; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of how teaching and research interests align with the Department’s teaching and scholarship as well as PACH in the areas of air quality, climate and/or health (identify teaching interests including existing courses ( and a new course); 4) graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at the initial stage of the search); 5) evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness (syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters of observation); 6) one sample of published or presented work; and 7) the names of three professional referees (the department will be asking for three letters of recommendation upon submission of application) to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 3, 2016. Questions about the position can be directed to Sandra.Davis[at]

University of Colorado-Boulder

Tenure-Track Assist. Professor in Department of Geography

The Department of Geography and the International Affairs Program at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Human Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 2017.

We seek an urban geographer of cities in the Global South. Applicants should have a strong record of conducting field research and engaging with theoretical debates in Geography.  Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching interests include geographies of food or water and whose research addresses social or environmental justice, broadly construed. The position will be jointly rostered in Geography and International Affairs, with teaching split evenly between the two.  Because the position requires substantial interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching in International Affairs, the successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching courses with aninternational focus.

 All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 15, 2017.  Applications are accepted electronically at  posting number 006678, and should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 page statements of research and teaching plans. Candidates must also provide the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 20 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada[at] See http://geography.colorado.eduand for more information about the Geography Department and International Affairs Program at CU. 

For further information and informal inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Jennifer Fluri (

Dickinson College

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Science

The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Science, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary human environmental interactions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: agro-ecology, climate science, landscape ecology, and urban ecology.

The successful candidate will teach an introductory level environmental science course, contribute to an intermediate-level course focused on the application of research methods, and develop an upper level course in their specialty.

The successful candidate will teach a standard five-course load per year, typically an introductory and advanced course with lab sections. They will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates and to contribute to College initiatives, such as the College’s Food Studies and/or Health Studies certificate programs, the Dickinson College Organic Farm, or our Center for Sustainability Education. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of History 

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of environmental history to begin in fall semester 2017 (August 28, 2017). This search is open as to geographical and temporal field. The department seeks scholars whose work engages with critical issues in this growing and vital field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research has the potential to enter into conversation with other fields of social and cultural history that are represented in the department, including but not limited to the social and cultural histories of race, gender and sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism, empire, capitalism, and migration. Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and/or transregional are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of History has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 28, 2017), and a dissertation on a topic appropriate to the position of environmental history are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is competitive.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page. The posting number is 312665. The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a writing sample as a separate attachment in “My Activities”. In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed
to histsrch[at], or mailed directly to the department. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Questions may be addressed to histsrch[at]
The priority deadline for application materials is October 24, 2016. This position will remain open until filled. 

Ohio State University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources

Position Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University is seeking an Assistant Professor whose scholarly interests focus on sustainability policy and governance. The ideal candidate is expected to have or to generate an internationally recognized research program in policy and/or governance for sustainability in regional, national or global contexts. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: climate change mitigation and adaptation; water systems; sustainable production and consumption; technology or governance innovations; social-ecological resilience; and the evolution of governance for sustainability and resilience. The successful candidate will provide graduate advising and instruction, contribute to undergraduate advising and instruction; and provide professional and university service. This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received by September 12, 2016.  Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. 

Syracuse University

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Geography, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University seeks to hire a human geographer at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This is a tenure-track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

We seek a human geographer whose research and teaching focus on some combination of the following: political geography, urban geography, or cultural geography, with special attention to questions of social justice and citizenship. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant theoretical contribution to key subfields in human geography, but whose work is also empirically rooted. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of a strong research program moving forward and of significant promise in teaching. Applications from candidates with experience in GIS and geovisualization, who can create synergies with our programs in Community Geography and/or digital humanities, are welcome, as are applications from scholars emphasizing socially-relevant and engaged research. The most competitive candidates will see synergistic opportunities with existing strengths in our Department, as well as with the Maxwell School’s commitment to socially relevant scholarship oriented toward public engagement.

Besides contributing to the Department’s research and teaching strengths in political, urban, or cultural geography, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to initiatives across the Maxwell School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research include the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation; the Campbell Public Affairs Institute; regional programs in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and European Union, and others. The Geography Department maintains strong collaborative links with other social science departments and programs in the Maxwell School, as well as with scholars in African-American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Food Studies. With the Syracuse Community Geography Program and other initiatives, the Department is a leader in publicly engaged scholarship.

The Department strongly values excellence in teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty members normally teach two courses per semester.

Interested candidates must complete a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach online the following:

a letter of interest(please attach to cover letter), 
a vita, 
a teaching statement, 
a writing sample

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with full consideration given to those received by October 15th, 2016. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.

Eckerd College

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

We are looking for an excellent teacher-scholar to fill our new tenure-track line. Area of expertise is open. The 7 courses includes a 3-week winter term course that is encouraged to be abroad.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, new tenure-track position, to start in September 2017 to support our growing Environmental Studies program.  PhD in Environmental Studies or similar interdisciplinary environmental program required.  We seek an applicant committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, and are open to any area of expertise that complements our existing faculty.  Teach 7 classes per year (3-1-3), including sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Senior Capstone, and classes in your area of expertise. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, research agenda, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three References so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via Applications must be complete by October 14, 2016.   Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Paul Hindsley, hindslpr[at]eckerd.eduQualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017. 


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Sciences or Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, as well as demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.


The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused on GIS. The Department seeks candidates with strong quantitative and computational GIS skills and a research program focused on addressing environmental and/or societal challenges. 


Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated ability to build a successful, externally-funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in GIS programming and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to take an active role in bringing innovation and creativity to the development of our GIS curriculum. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.


The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning is expected. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to 3 representative publications, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement and teaching evaluations and other materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience.


All materials must be received by September 12, 2016 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at chair.utm.geography[at] All application materials should be submitted online. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format: 

  1. Letter, CV, research statement, teaching dossier (including teaching statement and teaching evaluations)
  2. Publications

Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email geography.utm[at] by the closing date.

Berkeley National Laboratory


The Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites applications for a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. The fellowship will allow an outstanding recent or upcoming Ph.D. recipient to engage in innovative research leading to new energy efficiency technologies or policies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. This year, the committee is seeking applicants interested in water-energy technologies research.

Applications are open.  All materials are due by November 1. 

About the Fellowship

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the contribution of Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., to the advancement of energy efficiency on a global scale. In the 1970s, Dr. Rosenfeld pioneered energy efficiency technology research at what would become the Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area. Today, ETA carries out world-class research on advanced energy technologies, energy analysis, and environmental impacts of energy use.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) is a nonprofit research and development organization engaging in applied research and technical services. ITRI is committed to developing sustainable energy and environment technologies for a better future.

The fellowship aims to foster the visionary thinking exemplified by Dr. Rosenfeld, by supporting postdoctoral researchers who can demonstrate a strong research interest and leadership in the area of improving energy efficiency.

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship is enabled by a gift from ITRI and by the support of the Energy Technologies Area at LBNL.

Appointment Term and Benefits

The selected applicant will serve a two-year term appointment, following a successful evaluation after one year.  The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package and a relocation allowance for moves greater than 50 miles from LBNL. The fellowship awardee will also receive an allowance of up to $10,000 per fellowship year to cover expenses for equipment and professional development activities.

Fellowship Participant Expectations

It is expected that ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship participants will carry out innovative research in the energy and environment area, publish impactful papers in peer-reviewed journals, present seminars at ETA and attend major conferences. Additional expectations include a final report at fellowship conclusion to include: a brief summary of the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the research.

Contact Information

Contact ITRI-Rosenfeld-Fellowship[at] with questions about the ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Franklin and Marshall College

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies to begin in July 2017. Candidates whose research focuses on the intersection of environmental justice, environmental health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants from environmentally relevant social science fields, including geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, or other closely related disciplines. Areas of teaching and research interest for this position include environmental justice as an approach to one or more of the following issue areas:  natural resource management (including water), land use, urban issues, food systems, natural disasters, climate change, transportation, pollution, and/or waste. We seek candidates with an integrative understanding of inequality and environmental issues, whose work addresses questions of race, class, and gender in relation to the environment.
The successful candidate will join a department comprising both natural and social scientists in an interdisciplinary teaching and research environment. This position will teach the following undergraduate courses in the Environmental Studies major:  a core introductory course, a mid-level environmental management or policy course, and mid- or upper-level courses in the applicant's specialty, preferably environmental justice. Teaching includes participation in the College's general education program, “Connections.” The successful candidate must be able to mentor students, perform scholarly research, have a strong commitment to teaching within the context of the liberal arts, and provide service to the Department of Earth and Environment and to the College. Teaching and scholarship define the primary duties of Franklin and Marshall College faculty, but the institution is dedicated to self-governance, and all faculty are expected to share in this responsibility. F&M and the Department are committed to supporting an inclusive college community and will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  In pursuit of this goal, the search committee will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, as well as experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.
Teaching load is 3/2. A Ph.D., teaching experience, and an ongoing program of scholarly research involving undergraduates where this is possible and appropriate, are required.  The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. 
Application materials may be sent electronically to  Please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, (undergraduate transcript optional), three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and a research statement that includes plans for actively engaging undergraduates in research.

For further information please contact Andrew de Wet, Chair, at (andy.dewet[at] Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016.

University of Melbourne

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2014 from a university other than UoM, and must not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment greater than 1 year at UoM. Eligibility Exemption Requests due 1 August.
Submission Deadline: Applications due 11.59pm (AEST) Monday 26 September 2016

RIC Contact: mckenzie-application[at]

Amherst College

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental policy.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2017

The successful candidate will teach a core course in environmental policy, courses in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice), and occasionally participate in the team-taught introductory and/or senior capstone courses in environmental studies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high quality research program analyzing national or international environmental policy, as well as mentor honors students. A Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required.  

Candidates should submit electronically to  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (one letter may be from someone outside academia).  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position has been filled. 

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Diane Hutton, Academic Department Coordinator of Environmental Studies (dbhutton[at]  For information about Amherst’s Environmental Studies Department, visit:  Amherst College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply.  The college is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.   

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Program Description

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession.  The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

UMBC will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $40,000, health benefits, $3,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, office space with computer, library and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department.  All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and participate in departmental seminars and related activities.  Each fellow will be provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities across the campus. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research.

Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community.  Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D.  Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at UMBC are not eligible.


Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up to three fields of interest. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests will be assigned to more than one department/program.


$40,000 a year.


Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit 




Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to by November 4, 2016. A complete submission will consist of:

1)    Cover Letter

2)    Curriculum Vitae

3)    Three Letters of Reference

4)    Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)

5)    Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity and why you should be selected for this fellowship (1-3 Pages)

6)    Writing Sample (1-2 samples, 35 page max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)

7)    List of up to three fields of interest that are represented at UMBC (1 Page)

Review and Selection

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Semi-finalists will be announced in mid-January and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in early March.

University of California, Los Angeles

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of Human Geography. We seek a scholar with an outstanding research record and a promising agenda for future work that will contribute theoretical and empirical innovation at the leading edge of their field. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department. Appointment will begin July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The UCLA Department of Geography is among the top ranked geography departments in the nation and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Human Geography at: Include a cover letter describing your qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement; up to 3 publications; and the names and contact information of three referees. Reviews of completed applications will commence October 1, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Texas A&M University

3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professors

TEXAS, COLLEGE STATION. Texas A&M University. The Department of Geography invites applications for three (3) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.  The department is reinvesting in its human geography program by hiring leading-edge scholars with research specializations in urban, health, economic or human-environment geography.  Combinations of research expertise among these specialties are encouraged as well as is their integration with geospatial technologies.  Essential characteristics include publications commensurate with experience; demonstrated capability to secure external funding; ability to contribute to GIS research and teaching; and the ability to strengthen the graduate program in Geography through course offerings and mentoring students.  Candidates should have the potential for creating synergies with existing Department strengths, must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and a have strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. 

The Department of Geography has 15 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology) ( We are based in the College of Geosciences ( with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography, and play a major role in the Environmental Programs in Geosciences. The College of Geosciences also includes Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-,sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 175,000 people.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three confidential reference letters to be submitted  to  We will begin reviewing applications on September 21, 2016. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (