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Visiting Assistant Professor

The University of Iowa Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2014/2015, with a possible one year extension. We seek candidates with the ability to teach courses in physical and environmental geography. Instructional assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The ability to teach such courses as biogeography, environmental policy, or water resources is desirable, but other courses in the candidate’s field are welcome. Teaching will include both lower and upper division courses. The appointment will begin in August 2014.

A PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Geography or related field is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants who have completed significant progress toward a doctoral degree by the start of the appointment will be considered. Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition # 64248). The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications begins May 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marc Linderman (marc- linderman@uiowa.edu or 319 335-1451).

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 


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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