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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

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 (

Western Resource Advocates

Senior Policy Advisor

Western Resource Advocatesʹ mission is to protect the Westʹs land, air, and water. We use law, science and economics to craft innovative solutions to the most pressing conservation issues in the region. Current priority efforts in six western states focus on advancing clean energy, protecting rivers, improving air quality, and stopping oil shale and tar sands.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Energy Policy Advisor to develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce the environmental impact of electricity production in the Interior West and accelerate the regionʹs transition to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other cleaner energy technologies, primarily supporting WRA’s Clean Energy Program work in Nevada.

The Senior Energy Policy Advisor reports directly to the Chief of Policy Analysis for the Clean Energy Program, and will work closely with our Senior Staff Attorney in Nevada. The position is based in WRA’s Carson City, Nevada, office.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  •   Develop and advocate for policies and mechanisms that reduce the environmental impact of electricity production in the Interior West and accelerate the regionʹs transition to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other cleaner energy technologies, primarily supporting WRA’s Clean Energy Program work in Nevada.

  •   Represent WRA in regulatory, legislative, and other policy forums, including through written testimony and oral testimony.

  •   Work directly with the regionʹs electric utilities, the business community, consumer advocates, the environmental community, and other stakeholders to advance clean energy.

  •   Collaborate with WRA Program and Communications staff to produce and disseminate materials that effectively communicate our mission, goals and the results of our work to external audiences.

    Job Requirements & Qualifications:

    •   Significant experience working on electricity issues and a personal commitment to a cleaner environment and a more sustainable energy future.

    •   A graduate or professional degree (or equivalent experience) in economics, business, public policy, utility resource planning, utility ratemaking, or related disciplines is essential.

    •   Strong written and oral communication abilities.

    •   Excellent analytical skills.


  •   Experience testifying as an expert witness before state public utility commissions is desirable.

  •   Self‐motivated, ability to work independently on multiple projects with deadlines.

    Salary and Benefits

    Competitive salary based on relative experience. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, life & disability insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave. Position is a full‐time exempt position.

    How to Apply

    Email the following to with “Senior Energy Policy Advisor” in the subject line:

  •   Compelling cover letter explaining your interest in the position and our organization;

  •   Resume;

  •   Writing sample;

  •   Salary history/requirements; and

  •   Three references.
    Please be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised. Deadline to Apply: July 22, 2016.

    Western Resource Advocates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.