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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Energy Systems and Sustainability

The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University seeks a high-potential, innovative educator and scholar at the tenure-track, assistant professor level in the field of energy systems and sustainability. Major systemic transformations are underway in energy production and consumption, stemming from global patterns of economic growth, emerging sustainability concerns, new policy developments, and accelerating technological and enterprise development. This creates challenges and opportunities in all aspects of energy and sustainability, from institutional capacity, governance, and economics to system-wide ecological impacts, technological innovations, and leadership. Applicants should have expertise or demonstrable interest in the human and social dimensions of energy and sustainability, such as political economy, economics, public policy, sociology, cognitive sciences, decision making, social justice, innovation and institutional development, or other related areas and strength in relevant technical and biophysical domains. Applicants may come from a wide array of social science, humanities, engineering, and natural science backgrounds. The School of Sustainability especially seeks individuals who bring interdisciplinary, solution-oriented approaches to their efforts and who are interested in working with stakeholders and decision makers. The successful applicant will be able to develop and engage in collaborative efforts across multiple departments and will be an effective leader to a diverse group of sustainability students and external energy and sustainability audiences.

The School of Sustainability is the first of its kind: A comprehensive degree-granting program with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges (http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu).  Established in 2007, the School is part of the Global Institute of Sustainability. Our mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together people from multiple disciplines, leaders and stakeholders to develop effective solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges. The School of Sustainability takes a transdisciplinary approach in its curriculum, addressing a broad spectrum of global challenges, including: 1) energy, materials, and technology; 2) water quality and scarcity; 3) international development; 4) ecosystems; 5) social transformations; 6) food and food systems, and; 7) policy and governance. ASU has also developed a University-wide initiative, ASU Lightworks (http://asulightworks.com/), which facilitates advanced and interdisciplinary research and education in a full spectrum of areas relevant to energy systems and sustainability, including: energy systems and social change, critical national needs, solar to fuels, Arizona’s energy future, energy and enterprise, energy education and more.  ASU is also home to numerous energy-related research and education centers such as the QESST NSF solar engineering research center and the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO). The successful applicant will be part of a diverse and collaborative department and university-wide faculty at the fore of sustainability and social change.

To review and apply to this position, please visit www.academicjobsonline.org and search for the position under the Global Institute of Sustainability. Application deadline is December 2, 2013.  Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses the above criteria in the context of sustainability; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of research accomplishments, interdisciplinary experience, and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and; 5) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School of Sustainability actively encourages diversity among its applicants and workforce.

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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Environmental Science and Sustainability 

The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level, in Environmental Science and Sustainability. Applicants should have expertise in some aspect of environmental/earth system science, preferably with interdisciplinary experience beyond these disciplines. Successful applicants will also have experience with, or a very strong interest in, the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability challenges and solutions. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment and postdoctoral research experience is preferable.   Additional criteria include: 1) a strong record of scholarly achievement and publications; 2) experience with university-level teaching, mentoring, and other educational activities; 3) experience with, or a strong interest in, working on interdisciplinary teams; 4) strong communication skills, and; 5) evidence of potential to secure research funding.

Applicants must be prepared to develop a cutting-edge research program in environmental science and sustainability. The position also will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, collaborating with interdisciplinary sustainability research teams within the school and across campus, and performing school, university, professional, and community service.

The School of Sustainability is the first of its kind: A comprehensive degree-granting program with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges (see http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu).  Established in 2007, the School is part of the Global Institute of Sustainability. Our mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together people from multiple disciplines, leaders and stakeholders to develop effective solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges. The School of Sustainability takes a transdisciplinary approach in its curriculum, addressing a broad spectrum of global challenges, including: 1) energy, materials, and technology; 2) water quality and scarcity; 3) international development; 4) ecosystems; 5) social transformations; 6) food and food systems, and; 7) policy and governance.

To review and apply to this position, please visit www.academicjobsonline.org and search for the position under the Global Institute of Sustainability. Application deadline is December 2, 2013.  Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses the above criteria in the context of sustainability; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of research accomplishments, interdisciplinary experience, and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and; 5) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School of Sustainability actively encourages diversity among its applicants and workforce.


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