University of Leeds
Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)
Academic Fellowship in Sustainable and Resilient Cities


Your key aims will be to contribute to research excellence on sustainable and resilient cities at the University of Leeds in terms of leadership, high profile publications and impact cases; to increase the international and national profile of this research excellence, and to foster collaboration in research and teaching on sustainable and resilient cities within the University.  Cities need the necessary capacity to match policies, finance, governance, technologies and business models across scales to deliver innovative solutions to contemporary problems.

You will be expected to conduct independent and collaborative research, participate and lead on research funding bids, publish in leading academic journals, and disseminate your findings in policy-relevant arenas.  You will also supervise PhD students in the interdisciplinary sustainable and resilient cities theme under faculty and cross-faculty doctoral training initiatives, such as the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre and the EPSRC Bioenergy Centre for Doctoral Training, for example.  You will play a key role in teaching which could potentially include the core BA/BSc and MSc modules within the Sustainability Research Institute programs.  The teaching topics will include interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability, risks, hazards and resilience, through business models, governance and organisational capacity, community decision-making, and appropriate investment in sustainability and resilience.  You will be expected to collaborate with the city of Leeds as a living lab for research, with considerable support from Leeds city partners.

You will have significant proven interdisciplinary research experience within the field of Sustainable and Resilient Cities, including a significant publication track record, a proven ability to work with stakeholders beyond academia, and participation in funding bids. In terms of teaching, a successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

Enquiries can be made to Associate Professor Julia Steinberger, email: j.k.steinberger[at]

Deadline: 30th September 2015

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Environmental Sociology (Assistant or Associate professor) 
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University

The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in environmental sociology.
Responsibilities: This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the social and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of rural and/or urban land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches contributing to socio-spatial analysis are welcome. Ability to participate in and contribute to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2 courses one year; 3 the next), including sociology of the environment and spatial analysis. More information on the research, teaching and outreach interests in the Department of Development Sociology can be found at:
Start date: August, 2016

Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track)
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experience
Qualifications: PhD in Sociology or related social science disciplines. The candidate must have significant training in methods appropriate to spatial analysis, including but not limited to GIS, critical cartography, spatial statistics and spatial theory. Prior research experience examining socio- environment relations and processes is required.

Applications: Candidates are requested to submit: (1) a cover letter that describes research and teaching experience and plans; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) an example of written work (maximum of three; published preferred). Candidates currently in a tenure track position should include the names of three references for possible direct contact by the search committee; all others should have three reference letters sent on their behalf at the time of application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1st. Questions specifically regarding the job position should be directed to Professor Wendy Wolford, Search Chair at www43[at] Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online at

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. For information about the home department, visit Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. 

Department of Geography and Environment
Rowan University

The Department of Geography & Environment at Rowan University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 1, 2016.

We seek candidates with expertise in urban and regional planning, especially as these intersect with urban geography, environmental issues and sustainable cities. The successful candidate will support our Bachelor’s of Science in Planning degree program and contribute to the Department’s programs in Environmental Studies (BA), Geography (BA), and GIScience (BS). The department has nearly two hundred majors and is committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, civic engagement, and involving undergraduates in research activities.

The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced courses in planning and related topics and is expected to value teaching excellence. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research agenda with potential to obtain external funding. Strong qualitative or quantitative skill sets, professional certifications, or experience in designing and teaching online courses are all favorable additional attributes.
Ph.D. required at time of appointment; post-doctoral or previous university experience preferred.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and separate statements detailing research agenda and teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submitted documents should demonstrate a candidate’s potential for integration with Rowan University and specifically the Department of Geography & Environment. 

Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full time permanent basis.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment
University of Oregon

 The Ecosystem Workforce Program is looking to fill a funding-contingent, non-tenure track faculty position. Initially, this position is full-time for approximately one year, with potential of renewal depending on funding availability and performance. The successful applicant will participate in a wide variety of natural resource social science research with a focus on community-based forest management. The Ecosystem Workforce Program is a grant-funded program within the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon that serves rural forest communities and other communities facing limited economic opportunity, political exclusion, and/or degraded landscapes through applied research, technical assistance, and policy education. EWP's applied research is wide ranging, and includes analysis of federal forest and wildfire policy, political institutions, community-forest relations, social and economic equity, collaboration, labor markets and other political, economic, and social processes that impact the well-being of rural communities in the American West. More information about the Ecosystem Workforce Program can be found at

Essential Functions
This position will involve conducting primarily quantitative social science research to support national forest management, community-based forestry and sustainable rural development, particularly in the American West. We are particularly seeking someone with skills and experience with quantitative social science, including experience designing and implementing surveys, analyzing primary and secondary quantitative data, and familiarity with common statistical analysis packages. Job duties include applied empirical research, project management, and supervision of students and other researchers. It will include conducting educational and outreach activities with natural resource policy makers, managers and practitioners and development and dissemination of peer reviewed manuscripts, technical reports, tools, and resources to assist rural forest communities with collaboration and sustainable natural resource-based economic development. This position will also require the incumbent to actively generate funds to support the position on an on-going basis beyond the initial contract period.

This position offers opportunities to engage in timely, relevant research of benefit to rural communities and resource practitioners, to travel for fieldwork and academic conferences, and to publish research results in both peer-reviewed and practitioner-focused forums. Eugene, Oregon is known for its high quality of life, including the vibrant intellectual environment associated with the University of Oregon and other nearby institutions of higher education; outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the local area and Eugene-area residents and organizations are often on the leading edge of environmental sustainability policy and practice.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

·      This position requires a Ph.D. in applied natural resource social science in fields such as forestry, public policy, geography, political science, rural sociology, economics, anthropology or other related fields.
·      Must have excellent writing and communications skills, including ability to write publications for diverse audiences of policy makers, managers, and community leaders as well as for peer review publication.
·      Knowledge of/experience with a variety of quantitative social science research data collection and analysis methods and willingness and ability to learn new methods as need arises to conduct a wide variety of research projects.
·      Must be willing and able to participate in grant writing and fund raising to fund position after the first year.
·      Must be willing and able to travel regionally and nationally, including to remote rural communities.
·      Prefer knowledge/experience of community forestry, natural resource management, or related issues in the American West.
·      Demonstrated self-motivation.
·      Strong organizational skills.
·      Ability to manage multiple projects and maintain overall program mission.
·      Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Anticipated Start: Prefer September 1, 2015, although this is negotiable.

To apply, please submit your application to the Institute for a Sustainable Environment "research assistant/associate open pool" (posting # 140804), by emailing the following items to Dorothy Bollman dbollman[at] Please include all of the items in a single PDF file in the order listed below. Indicate, "EWP research associate" in the subject line of the email.

1.     Application cover page: (
2.     Letter of interest that describes your interest in and qualifications to work with the Ecosystem Workforce Program, including your experience with quantitative social science methods.
3.     Curriculum vita/resume
4.     The names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references
5.     Writing sample.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials by August 10, 2015.

If you have questions about the position, contact Cassandra Moseley at cmoseley[at]

Cassandra Moseley, Research Professor
Associate Vice President for Research 
Director - Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Director - Ecosystem Workforce Program
5247 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5247