University of new Mexico
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will contribute to research, teaching and academic life in the department and will have expertise in Geographic Information Science (GISscience).  


Candidates should be capable of teaching courses across our spatial methods curriculum and supporting Master's (and eventually PhD) students in a variety of projects that range from spatial analysis and modeling to spatial statistics and geovisualization, all while maintaining an active research agenda in GISscience. Candidates whose research engages with Latin America will be given preference in the hiring process.  Salary is competitive. Applicants who are appointed to a UM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial appointment with UNM.


Minimum qualifications: this position requires a Geography or related field and specialization in GIScience in hand by application date and ability to join the faculty in Fall of 2016. 


Preferred Qualifications: strong applications will demonstrate evidence of (1) successful undergraduate and graduate teaching at the university level, (2) the capacity to advise and direct graduate students, (3) an active research agenda in GISscience, that may include but is not limited to, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics or geovisualization, (4) an interest in GIScience program development (5) expertise in Latin America and (6) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.


The successful candidate will be joining the geography department that is passionate about teaching and research in both environmental studies, and GIScience. We provide innovative curricular programs that are relevant to current, real-world problems, and that are strongly coupled with our individual research expertise. We also enjoy a variety of collaborative partnerships with other units and scholars across campus. 


The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Applicants should apply at UNMjobs.  Applications must include a cover letter, C.V. and list of three (3) references by January 8, 2016 for best consideration.  Please note that you must complete the application in FULL with ATTACHMENTS before you submit.

Questions can be addressed to Melinda Harm Benson, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001.  Email:  mhbenson[at]  


Rice University
Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences

The Humanities Research Center, in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS <> ), will host a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars in the emergent field of energy humanities. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at Rice, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions.

Since hosting the 2011-12 John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures on “Cultures of Energy: Global Economics and Local Communities,” Rice has emerged as an international center of humanistic inquiry into questions of energy transition, bringing the insights and expertise of the humanities into debates over how to address the profound energy challenges facing the planet and its environments in the 21stcentury.

The position is for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. The Fellow will receive a $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include taking part in faculty research groups, helping to organize a campus-wide speakers series, and participating in Rice’s annual Cultures of Energy Spring Research Symposium. In addition, the Fellow will develop or continue his/her own research project as well as design and teach two semester-long undergraduate courses, one will be an introductory course on energy and environmental humanities and the other on a topic in the Fellow’s home discipline, to be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.

We seek excellent scholars whose research and teaching interests focus on energy and energy transitions or on the environmental impacts of current patterns and magnitudes of energy use such as climate change, sea level rise, or species extinction. We welcome applicants from any discipline or interdiscipline in the human sciences including, but not limited to, anthropology, art history, history, literary studies, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, visual studies and the arts. Applicants must have received a PhD between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Application Materials:
  • Letter of interest, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of energy humanities
  • Two page CV [please list the three references who will submit letters of recommendation by the January 19 deadline]
  • Research project abstract of no more than 200 words
  • Research project description of no more than 1000 words
  • Course proposal for a one-semester course for undergraduate students (either an introductory or advanced course)
  • Three letters of recommendation [to be emailed directly to Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14[at] by the January 19 deadline]

Boise State University
College of Innovation and Design

Boise State University announces two tenured or tenure-track positions to join existing faculty in our Human-Environment Systems Initiative. These positions are part of a statewide, NSF-funded, effort to build expertise in social-environmental systems science. With Boise State’s new College of Innovation and Design as a home, these candidates will have the opportunity to help launch an integrated research and teaching program focusing on coupled human-environment systems. The initiative weaves together biophysical and social science knowledge and skills to develop solutions and quantitative approaches to society’s most challenging environmental problems.

Research: Successful candidates will be able to 1) build a strong collaborative (team science) research program, 2) secure extramural funding, 3) create knowledge to meet challenges at the human-environment interface, and 4) disseminate that knowledge through high-impact publications and other, less traditional, mechanisms. In addition, faculty will have the opportunity to contribute to an existing NSF-funded research effort (NSF Award # IIA-1301792) to better understand how landscapes and associated ecosystem services in Idaho will evolve under the stressors of population growth and climate change. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to Boise State’s academic excellence by developing an integrated program of research, teaching, and service that also broadens participation and diversity to more effectively address the complex challenges of coupled human-environment systems.

This search will fill positions in 2 of the following 3 areas, to complement and enhance existing strengths of faculty within the Human-Environment Systems Initiative:

Integrated Modeling.  Competitive candidates will demonstrate capacity, expertise, and interest in modeling coupled social and biophysical systems to better understand relationships between human and natural systems and to elucidate how these complex systems respond to external and internal stressors. We seek candidates who develop and apply innovative strategies and/or perform regional forecasting and scenario analyses of coupled natural-human systems. Expertise of particular interest includes, but is not limited to, systems dynamics, agent-based, dynamical, process-based, and geostatistical modeling. Experience using innovative techniques for integrating models and data, high performance computing, and remote sensing is also of interest.

Quantitative Social Science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate quantitative social science skills in the context of coupled natural-human systems, including but not limited to survey design and analysis, collection and analysis of big data, and/or agent-based or econometric modeling.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who also have some expertise in qualitative or mixed methods. Desired areas of emphasis include the analysis of perceived risk and benefits at the human-environment interface, the role of policy, communication, and/or governance in landscape change, and stakeholder engagement processes in social-environmental systems science.

Geospatial Analytics. Competitive candidates will demonstrate expertise in coupled human-physical geography. We seek candidates who demonstrate effective use of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and statistical and data science methods to understand and characterize large-scale physical and social patterns and processes. Areas of emphasis of particular interest include, but are not limited to, valuation of ecosystem services, socio-demographic or economic factors to geographical variables, geospatial analysis of risk and risk perception, spatial analysis of the role of policy in landscape change, human land use and decision making, hazards, and the use of novel visualization and visual analytics approaches for these areas.

Teaching: the successful candidates will have a strong commitment to high quality education and develop innovative, scholarly, and collaborative approaches to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates may develop hybridized, flipped, and/or online class formats as well as short courses and workshops. Courses will be offered through multiple departments and the College of Innovation and Design. Expected teaching load is nominally two classes per year. Teaching responsibilities will be aligned with the candidates’ quantitative training and will emphasize the interface of human-environment sciences.

We welcome applicants at the Assistant Professor level and encourage exceptional candidates exhibiting a proven record of excellence in obtaining extramural research funding, scholarly productivity, and teaching at the Associate Professor level.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Environmental Science and Society


The College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Environmental Science and Society.


Ph.D. is required in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field. ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate their potential to be outstanding teachers, productive scholars, and active contributors of professional, university and community service. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.


College of Letters and Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Science and Society. Candidates must be able to teach introductory and/or advanced biology and environmental science. In addition, candidates should be able to contribute to one or more related fields in the social sciences or humanities that considers the relationship between society and the environment. This may include teaching courses in Women's and Gender Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology, among others. Engagement of undergraduate students in research, individual student advising, and the pursuit of extramural research funding is expected.


Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.


UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.


The deadline to apply is November 30, 2015. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials will not receive consideration.

A complete application package must include:

a letter of application, vita including all relevant professional experience, statement on research interests and teaching philosophies, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application), and three (3) letters of recommendation

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Amy at 262-472-1072 or hrstudent[at]

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Dale Splinter
Search Chair


Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

To Apply and submit these documents please follow the links below:

This Job ID is: 10800.

Lancaster University
Environment Centre 

Salary: Professorial - minimum £62,086
Closing Date:   Friday 08 January 2016
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 February 2016 
Reference:  A1396

Lancaster University wishes to appoint an exceptional academic with vision and ambition to grow and lead ‘Political Ecology’ as a distinct and vibrant research cluster in the UK. We seek an outstanding candidate with proven leadership skills whose research and teaching interests are in areas that offer critical perspectives on human-environmental issues and change. Reflecting political ecology’s multi-dimensionality, relevant themes addressed at Lancaster Environment Centre include (but are not limited to) food security, environmental justice, resource extraction, bioeconomy, water, urban natures, climate politics, science and technology, and the Anthropocene. We understand political ecology (broadly defined) to coalesce around critiques of the relationship between culture, politics and nature. Candidates’ research backgrounds may be in geography, anthropology, development studies, environmental sociology and other cognate disciplines.

Lancaster University has a reputation for delivering research and teaching with impact at the highest level across the social sciences. We work nationally and internationally with a host of academic, government, civil society and private sector partners. It is expected that you will have a strong record of income generation and that you have a clear vision and plan for developing and promoting political ecology at Lancaster Environment Centre. You will be able to work within the dynamic, diverse and interdisciplinary ‘Society and Environment’ research group and engage with other clusters of expertise across the University. You will be able to build upon recent initiatives such as the Department’s first political ecology conference and new international research network, POLLEN. Teaching responsibilities will initially be modest to enable the development of a world class research portfolio.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Kevin Jones (Head of Department) k.c.jones[at], tel. 01524 510230, Dr Ben Neimark, Lancaster Environment Centre, tel. 01524 510592, b.neimark[at] or Dr John Childs, Lancaster Environment Centre, tel. 01524 510242, j.childs[at]

Arizona State University
Department of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of School Director with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor in the School. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Salary and start-up package will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) was created in 2009 and advances the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) mission and strategic objectives through a specific focus on the integrated and interdisciplinary study of the world through the scientific exploration of the spatial and temporal dynamics of coupled human and natural systems.

The School is a major participant in the instructional and research activities of Arizona State University and its faculty are affiliated with many other schools in the university. Its personnel include 33 tenure/tenure-track faculty including 4 members of the National Academy of Science, approximately 150 graduate students and almost 800 undergraduate majors. It has an MA and PhD program in Geography, a PhD in Urban Planning, an accredited professional Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning and a Master of Advanced Studies in Geographical Information Systems as well as graduate certificate programs in GIS and Transportation. Undergraduates major in geography, geographical information science or urban planning, and majors and non-majors alike can obtain a certificate in Geographic Information Science. More complete School and program information can be found at

We are seeking a Director who embraces our mission to generate, disseminate, and apply the highest forms of geographical knowledge, planning theory, applications, and scholarship in support of an ambitious vision that the school:

Be among the top 5 schools for geographical sciences in the world.

Be a top – ranked school in Urban Planning providing professional education and innovative planning research

Provide best practice models that demonstrate the value and relevance of the interdisciplinary and complementary skills of geographers and planners to society through our research, teaching, and service.

Be a catalyst for, and critical component of, the realization of the University's goals for transdisciplinarity.

The Director will lead the faculty in shaping and developing the School's research, instructional, and service programs and be strongly committed to supporting continued enhancement in the School's research standing, attracting and retaining quality faculty, promoting growth in the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a related field; have a record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment as full professor which includes an outstanding established record of research publications; provide evidence of effective leadership and administrative skills; have experience seeking and obtaining external research funding; and effectively articulate a commitment to the integrated mission and programs of the School. The position is open to all sub-fields and methodological approaches.

Desired qualifications include experience galvanizing team-based and multi-program-based groups to compete for major grants, experience in administrative and leadership positions, experience with alumni/foundation relations, and evidence of having worked across disciplinary fields. A research focus complementing the strengths of the School is preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit a single pdf file to a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of their vision for the integrated development of the School including relevant experience with alumni/foundation relations and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Initial review of applications will begin on November 20, 2015; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. This is an online, paperless search; only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a research intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area with approximately 4.25 million people. The university is one of the nation's leading public metropolitan research universities and was recently ranked as the nation’s most innovative school.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at 

London School of Economics
Department of Geography and Environment

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £51,908 pa inclusive

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics to join a strong and growing environmental research group in the Department of Geography and Environment, one of the leading departments in the country as ranked in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Between the Department and the affiliated Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the LSE has one of the largest groupings of environmental economists in the world.

Candidates should have (or be close to finishing) a PhD in environmental or resource economics or in a related field of economics, and a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in top journals based on research in environmental/resource economics or related areas. The ability to teach environmental economics at graduate level and environmental economics and resource economics at undergraduate level is essential to the post.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post, please go to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 October 2015 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. 

London School of Economics
Department of Geography and Environment

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £51,908 pa inclusive

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Professor in Environment to join a strong and growing environmental research group including environmental policy experts and environmental geographers in the Department of Geography and Environment, one of the leading departments in the country as ranked in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Between the Department and the affiliated Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the LSE has one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the world.

Candidates should have (or be close to finishing) a PhD, in geography or other relevant fields of environmental social sciences, and a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in top journals based on research relevant to environmental policy and governance. The ability to teach environmental policy and governance at graduate level and elements of the environment (social and/or natural science) at undergraduate level is essential to the post.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post, please go to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 October 2015 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. 

University of Manchester
Manchester School of Business

Closing date : 10/11/2015
Reference : HUM-07192
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : Manchester Business School 
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available on or after 01/12/2015 for a period of 36 months
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours per week : full time

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary team at Manchester Business School and contribute to all aspects of this project.

The dynamics of international systems of industrial production and consumption lead to the emergence, maturation, and eventual decline of regional industrial systems, a life cycle that feeds into, as well as draws on, local communities. This life cycle is subject to policy efforts that seek to stimulate the emergence of new innovative clusters of activity, and counteract decline by regeneration. An increasingly important focus in these efforts (regeneration in particular), is to incorporate sustainability as a major concern. The academic literature has focused on identifying variables that explain successful regeneration, while relatively ignoring processual approaches that systematically analyse this phenomenon as a sequence of events.

In the project “Combining the strengths of process- and variable-based approaches in the analysis of the dynamics of regional industrial systems – a predictive analytics approach”, we are seeking ways to integrate process and variable based approaches, which up till now have been mainly positioned as antithetical. This will be achieved by framing the problem using predictive analytics methodology. Specifically, we will adapt methods recently developed in network analysis to characterise the network-structural features of event sequences, which will provide the basis for an analytical investigation into the relationship between such features, traditional variables, and process outcomes.

The proposal draws upon earlier work of the project leader in social process analysis, and expertise of the co-investigator, Dr. Julia Handl, in predictive analytics, respectively.

As all methodological developments will be tested out in the context of the existing literature and additional case studies on regional industrial system regeneration, you should bring familiarity with the literature on industrial clusters and regeneration processes, experience in case analysis, as well as a working knowledge of social network analysis.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Frank Boons
Email: frank.boons[at]
The Rhode Island School of Design
Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences 

The Department of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) at the Rhode Island School of Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment of an Assistant Professor of Political Economy starting in fall of 2016. The suitable candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience and a broad background in Political Economy (PhD by start date in Political Science, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Global Studies, or other relevant interdisciplinary degree). We are particularly interested in appointing a colleague with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) globalization, global supply chains, the social science of global consumption; (ii) the political economy of development and development studies with possible foci of attention on the impact of industrialization and urbanization in East Asia, South Asia, or Latin America; (iii) the social science of advanced manufacturing, contemporary industrial restructuring, the emerging global economy of design and social innovation studies; (iv) the political economy of work, labor, and/or gender as this pertains to the above areas.

HPSS ( is a multidisciplinary department within the Division of Liberal Arts. Our students are art and design majors who take one third of their courses in the Liberal Arts.  For those interested, RISD offers unique opportunities for collaborative research and teaching with faculty and students in art and design disciplines (e.g., industrial design, apparel, textiles, architecture, film, etc.).  Full-time faculty teach 6 courses a year at RISD; in HPSS, these are typically two seminar classes (15 students), two introductory classes (21 students) and two lecture classes (30 students).  RISD supports professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds and professional development grants. 

Please submit a C.V.,  cover letter that speaks to your interest in RISD,  statement of teaching philosophy, a list of proposed courses and sample syllabi, a research statement and examples of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation via RISD's online employment website: Review of applications will begin on November 13 and will continue until the position is filled.  We intend to conduct on campus interviews for finalists in January 2016. 

Université de Montréal
Département de Géographie

The Département de géographie is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in human geography addressing environment-society relations. The research interests of potential candidates could include, but are not limited to, diverse aspects of environmental geography, such as: political ecology, environmental change and the geography of resources and territorial conflict. The Department encourages research addressing international contexts.


The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.


  • Ph.D. in Geography or in a related discipline

  • Publications in journals of international standing

  • Teaching experience

  • Interest and ability to work in a collaborative setting

Proficiency in the French language

Linguistic Policy: Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruitingthe world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [ stration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf], Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits. Salary scale

Starting Date

On or after June 1st, 2016.

Constitution of application

  • The application must include the following documents:

    - acoverletter
    - acurriculumvitæ
    - copiesofrecentpublicationsandresearch
    - astatementofteachingphilosophyandinterests(twopagemaximum) - astatementofresearchinterests(twopagemaximum)

  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department Chair by the referees.

    Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département de

    géographie by novembre 27th, 2015 at the following address:

    Mme Patricia Martin, directrice Département de géographie Faculté des arts et des sciences Université de Montréal
    C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

    Documents may also be sent via e-mail to the following address:

    For more information about the Department, please consult its website at:

Colorado School of Mines
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies

The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for these positions at all ranks, and is especially interested in applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Desirable candidates are those who are excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society through educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers and expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research.

CSM is an applied science and technology university with education and research programs in engineering and science. Home of the arts, humanities, and most of the social sciences, LAIS is the academic unit responsible for providing the teaching and research that explore the interrelations among society and CSM’s unique mission in addressing the global challenges related to the earth, energy and the environment.  For more information, please visit

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have social science expertise on issues related to the energy and the environment with a particular focus on the environmental dimensions of corporate practices, community development, and community wellbeing. An emphasis on extractive industries is welcomed.  The candidate will contribute to efforts in Humanitarian Engineering (HE), one of CSM’s most popular minors and areas of interdisciplinary collaboration, by developing new domains of research, outreach, and teaching in corporate social responsibility and sustainable community development. Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with engineers, scientists, and other social scientists who are part of the HE program.

Qualifications: The disciplinary field is open, with a preference for Science and Technology Studies, and could include Anthropology, Sociology and closely related fields. Applicants must have 1) a Ph.D. awarded no later than June 2016; 2) an active research agenda and teaching experience in issues related to the environment, energy, and extractive industries; 3) a strong commitment to active learning and student-centered teaching with undergraduate science and engineering majors; and 4) a disposition to collaborative team work with scientists and engineers.

Diversity Commitment: Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in education and research. Mines is committed to developing students, faculty, and staff that have differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating an environment that is diverse in ideas, that fosters energizing and enlightening debates, that leads to deeper commitments, and that results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines will give special consideration to minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Compensation:  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.

How to Apply:  Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interest, and a list of names and contact information for three references to: Colorado School of Mines, Human Resources Office, Search, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401, Fax: (303) 384-2025.

Electronic applications are encouraged and will be accepted at[at]  If using this method of application, please put the search number as indicated above (in bold) in the subject line to ensure that your materials are properly forwarded to the search committee.

Review of applications will begin by October 15, 2015.

Michigan Technological University
Department of Social Sciences

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Energy Policy position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: We seek a colleague whose research interests center on US energy policy to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of social scientists.  Specific areas of expertise should include one or more of the following: policy analysis; policy evaluation; climate change policy; or international energy policy. Applicants shall demonstrate how their research and teaching interests articulate with and strengthen our graduate program (MS and PhD) in Environmental and Energy Policy.

The candidate must have: a Ph.D. in a relevant social science field at the time of appointment; the ability to teach a graduate/undergraduate class surveying United States energy policies; and a strong research record, including high potential for securing external funding.  Preferred qualifications include: experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; successful development of competitive externally funded grants; and experience or background in working in interdisciplinary scientific research teams. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  1) Develop a strong research program at Michigan Tech that includes external funding; 2) supervise and foster graduate student development; 3) collaborate with Michigan Tech’s social, natural, and engineering scientists conducting cutting edge environmental sustainability research; 4) teach two courses each in fall and spring semesters, including energy policy, environmental policy, and one general education undergraduate social science class; 5) participate in university and department committees as well as external professional service.

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Social Sciences is comprised of faculty with diverse social science disciplinary backgrounds, including a large group of environmental social scientists. It offers undergraduate degree programs in anthropology, history, and social science and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in in Environmental and Energy Policy and Industrial Heritage and Archaeology.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a research university, enrolls 7200 students, and is a leader in science and engineering education. Faculty members engage in extensive interdisciplinary, international environmental sustainability research. The university has a number of key centers and institutes through which Social Sciences faculty members collaborate with faculty from across campus, including: Sustainable Futures Institute; Great Lakes Research Center; Center for Water and Society; and Ecosystem Science Center. Michigan Tech also hosts the largest Peace Corps Master’s International Program (combining Peace Corps service abroad with an MS degree) in the country. 

COMMUNITY: Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Houghton was rated as the “15th Greatest Place to Live in America” by Outside Magazine in 2014. Situated on the hills bordering the beautiful Portage Waterway and only minutes from several Lake Superior beaches, the area offers a bounty of cultural and recreational opportunities. It is a major summer travel destination, one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for mountain biking, and is well known for its Olympic-caliber cross country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes and rivers.

The historic downtown waterfront provides unique shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities in addition to serving as the mainland headquarters for Isle Royale National Park. Local schools are known for their high quality and commitment to being one of the top five districts for student performance in the state of Michigan. The cost of living is low and United Airlines flies directly from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Hancock Airport ten minutes from campus.  This environment, combined with a competitive compensation package, results in an excellent quality of life.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will apply on line at here. Upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests and experience in securing research support, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and one or more published or under review publications.  Applicants will be asked for the contact information for three reference providers.  Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair Kathy Halvorsen at

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2015 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. See the university’s Dual Career Program’s website for additional information.

Montclair State University
Department of Earth and Environmental Studies

Job Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sustainability Science. Applicants with expertise in areas including but not limited to urban design and planning, life cycle assessment, green building, industrial ecology, carbon auditing and energy are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate will play a critical role in our bachelors, masters, and professional science masters programs in Sustainability Science, and contribute to teaching and mentoring in our Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Management bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is also expected.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in sustainability science, environmental science, urban planning, geosciences, geography, resource management, or other appropriate field, have a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in sustainability, and evidence of current or potential success in grant activity.

Salary Range

Dependent upon qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date

September 1, 2016

One combined pdf or docx file containing a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references (including one who has held a supervisory position) should be sent to EAESsearch[at] Please reference V-F20 in the application.

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November 13, 2015

West Virginia University
Geography Department

The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research in Human Geography in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within this area, we seek candidates who demonstrate their potential for strong contribution to one or more of the program’s existing thematic strengths, including but not limited to development, human-environment interaction, climate/adaptation, geopolitics, GIS/PGIS, and feminist geography.


We seek a scholar capable of developing an independent research program who is also willing to collaborate with scholars across disciplines. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment. The position will begin August 16, 2016.


This position will be research intensive with the expectation of securing external funding and publishing significant scholarship. The teaching load is three courses per academic year across undergraduate and graduate (MA and PhD) levels. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their potential excellence in scholarly publication, extramural funding, mentoring graduate students, teaching, and service.


To apply, please visit and navigate to the position title listed above.  Upload a single PDF file containing (1) a letter of application describing current and future research activities, and teaching interests and experience, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of at least four referees. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the search chair, Brent McCusker, at Brent.McCusker[at]


The Department of Geology and Geography is housed in a state of the art building and has a diverse faculty in Geography committed to locally and globally engaged research ( West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, and has been repeatedly ranked as one of the best small  cities in the country" ( West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Texas State University
Department of Geography

Position Description  

Duties will include the ability to teach courses in support of our undergraduate and graduate programs, including introductory and advanced courses in urban geography. We seek individuals with exceptional potential as scholars and teachers. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to graduate advising at the Master’s/PhD level and maintain an active research agenda including publishing and pursuit of external funding.


Required: A PhD degree in Geography, or a related field, is required by time of appointment. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research is required. The ability to teach courses in support of our undergraduate and graduate programs, including introductory and advanced courses in urban geography is required.

Preferred: Preference may be given to applicants with additional expertise in health/medical geography or economic geography. Preference may also be given to candidates demonstrating evidence of seeking/securing external research grants.

Application Procedures

The following materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Alberto Giordano (a.giordano[at] 1) a letter of application outlining teaching experience, career goals, and fit within department; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) at least two samples of published scholarship; and, 4) course teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 1, 2015.  Only complete applications (including all three letters of reference) received by October 1 will be considered.  Please indicate “Urban Geography Assistant Professor Position” in the subject line of all emails related to this search.

University of Tennessee
Department of Sociology 

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of the environment, beginning August 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in applied social science research on socio-environmental factors impacting communities in the United States. Teaching interests and collaboration with others in promoting community resilience; renewable energy, alternative agriculture and food systems, green economic development and technology, and other projects related to the human dimensions of ecosystem management and environmental policy would also be welcomed.

Our environmental faculty collaborates on educational and research projects with variety of departments and groups within the university (e.g., Offices of Sustainability, the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Sustainable Studies Working Group, the Water Resource Research Center, the Center for the Study of Social Justice, the Human Dimensions Research Lab, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Environmental and Global Studies and Geography). The Department helped to establish environmental sociology within the discipline and we are looking for a scholar who will add to its reputation as a leader in this field. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our strength in social justice and whose research resonates with our other programs in political economy, globalization and criminology. The Department has a strong international reputation for excellence, has a vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as experience or strong commitment in seeking external funding. Situated near the Smoky Mountains, our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to the world. The Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, two samples of writing, and a teaching statement to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Robert Emmet Jones (via email to: nloftis[at] For more information on the department, please see our website. (

Indiana University
Department of International Studies

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with interests in the geopolitical, cultural and/or economic dimensions of climate change.We seek a scholar who employs interdisciplinary qualitative approaches to research in areas including human costs and impacts (migration, health, conflict, biodiversity loss); bioregional spaces of crisis; disaster prevention and management; legal and organizational regimes; sustainable futures (adaptation, mitigation, innovation/resilience). We welcome applications from scholars in Social Sciences, Humanities and in Science and Technology Studies who are comfortable reaching across disciplinary boundaries in research and teaching. Applicants should have strong contextual knowledge of specific cases, an active research agenda, broad theoretical interests and evidence of publication in high-visibility venues. Cross-disciplinary scholarship and engagement with public policy is a plus. Evidence of strong teaching skills required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 1, 2016, when the position begins.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of two research publications, relevant course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) online at Arrangement should be made for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2015.

For more information, contact Padraic Kenney, Chair, Department of International Studies, GISB 1027, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1105 or intlsrch[at]

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Geography

California State University, Long Beach, seeks tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geography with research specialization in Sustainability Science or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: biophysical geography, global environmental change, climate change science, environmental policy, or similar disciplines. Appointment begins 17 August 2016. Ph.D. required at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate Geography and Environmental Science and Policy courses, including courses in area(s) of expertise, including sustainability and/or climate change. A strong commitment to high quality teaching, academic research, and extramural funding is essential. For full position description and application procedure see: Inquiries and correspondence: Dr. Suzanne Dallman, Dept. of Geography, CSU Long Beach, CA 90840-1101, (562) 985-4977 or suzanne.dallman[at] Review of complete applications begins 15 October 2015, continuing until position is filled or search cancelled. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Oklahoma
Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma ( is an actively growing and dynamic department. Over the past 5 years, undergraduate enrollment has more than tripled, research expenditures have doubled and the department has quintupled its computer resources for research and teaching. As part of our ongoing growth, applications are being solicited for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in human geography with a geohumanities focus. 

We seek a geohumanities scholar who studies environment-society relations, utilizes critical theory, and incorporates stakeholder/community engagement. An urban or regional specialization would be welcome. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in new and established campus-wide efforts to support humanities scholarship. To raise our research profile, we desire faculty members who are strong in research in terms of suitable publications and grant success, as well as active within both professional and stakeholder communities and effective at bringing research insights into the classroom.

Teaching duties would include introductory geohumanities courses as well as a course on environment and society, and possibly regional courses within the candidate's expertise. 

Candidates are expected to have attained a doctoral degree in geography or related field by the start date. Persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Initial appointment to this position will begin August 2016. Salary and remunerations are competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Application Process: Candidates are invited to submit a statement of interest and qualifications, a full curriculum vita, up to five scholarly publications, and a list of three references. Screening will begin September 15th, 2015. To apply, please submit applications electronically in one PDF file to Dr. Laurel Smith, Chair, Human Geography Search Committee at laurel[at] Please copy Ms. Deborah Marsh at dmarsh[at]

Candidates interested in collaborative research will find many exciting opportunities on the campus. The University hosts the History of Science Collections, Digital Scholarship Lab in the Bizzell Memorial Library, Western History Collections, Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences hosts the National Weather Center, South Central Climate Science Center, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, and the Center for Spatial Analysis. The Department is home to the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative and the Land Use Land Cover Institute. 

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town of around 113,000 inhabitants located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on "best place to live" rankings. Visit and for more information.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution

West Virginia University
Geography Department

WVU Geography is still accepting applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Geography with a focus on the Human Dimensions of Water through September 15.  You can find the job add below and here.  The search committee strongly encourages applications from political ecologists and development geographers working on water issues broadly defined.  WVU is an excellent place to work.  Teaching load is 2-1.  Facilities are great.  Colleagues are excellent.  Work life balance is extraordinary.  Morgantown and West Virginia has a lot to offer.  WVU Geography has 14 FT faculty and continues to build a reputation for critical scholarship in environmental geography, development geography, political geography and GIscience.  We maintain an active Ph.D. and M.A. program.  And we are growing.  WVU Geography has hired 7 new faculty in the past six years and we recently received approval to hire 2 more assistant professors (in addition to the human dimensions of water post) in 2016.  In sum, there is a lot of potential to start and build a career here with dynamic faculty and lots of institutional support.

California State University, Channel Islands
Environmental Science and Resource Management

CSU Channel Islands invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management​(ESRM). Our ESRM Program seeks an energetic, creative colleague interested in making substantial contributions to our rapidly expanding program. Prospective candidates should have a strong record of teaching, research, and service (or be able to provide strong evidence of their promise in each of those areas). We are hiring broadly but are particularly interested in candidates with the following disciplinary interests: environmental policy, sustainability science, and the ability to integrate these with geographic information science. More important than specific disciplinary interests are the candidate’s broader qualifications. The prospective candidate should have strong methodological skills with experience or substantial interest in developing community­based research. CSU Channel Islands promotes interdisciplinary inquiry, community engagement, service learning, and an international focus; candidates are expected to share those commitments. A Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Conservation Biology, Environmental Policy or a closely related field is required by time of appointment.

For additional information and to apply please visit:

Application review begins on September 2, 2015
(but applications received by September 5 will receive full consideration)

Please direct any and all questions to our Interim Chair:
Dr. Sean Anderson o​ffice:​(805) 732-2732 s​ean.anderson[at] 

University of California, Davis
Department of Human Ecology

The Community and Regional Development (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. We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Urban and Metropolitan Development. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extramural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. We welcome candidates from all the social sciences including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a social science or related discipline, including sociology, rural 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. Candidates should have expertise in theoretically informed quantitative studies of the effects of social, economic, and political processes at multiple spatial levels on local urban and regional development; the influence of these factors on local policy-making, labor and housing market conditions, social inequality, international migration, political participation, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate for this position will undertake research economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. The successful candidate should be able to conduct research across disciplines. An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be advisable. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including but, not limited to the Center for Regional Change and the Institute for the Social Sciences. This Assistant Professor position includes 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.

The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year. The Unit contributes to two graduate degree programs, Geography and Community Development and has primary responsibility for the Community and Regional Development (CRD) and contributes to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAF) undergraduate degree programs.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of at least three referees who have agreed to write letters on your behalf. Applications received by October 30th, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 1st, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability). The search will remain open until the position is filled. For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair at mfkenney[at]

Goucher College
Environmental Sociology

Job Description:

The Sociology & Anthropology Department and the Environmental Studies Program at Goucher College invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Sociology, beginning August 2016. We seek a teacher-scholar who can help prepare students for meaningful engagement with key environmental challenges, and whose teaching and research can foster critical thinking across disciplinary boundaries. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will be expected to teach introductory sociology and environmental studies courses as well as upper level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar with broad theoretical and methodological training in environmental sociology, focusing on current environmental issues in American cities.  Candidates with expertise in social aspects of sustainability, food security, public health, environmental activism in urban settings, or quantitative methods are preferred, as well as those who have a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds and who have experience working in a multicultural environment.

Application Instructions:

The review of applications will begin on October 21, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.  Interested applicants must apply online

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • CV
  • Cover letter including statements of scholarly and teaching interests.

Three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Environmental Sociology Search, Provost's Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost's Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at

Franklin & Marshall College
Department of Earth and Environment

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor or Instructor of Environmental Studies, depending on qualifications, beginning in July 2016. We are particularly interested in applicants in environmental resources and management, with training in an environmentally relevant social science field of geography, political science, public policy, or other closely related disciplines. The candidate should have an active research program in an area of broad interest in a liberal arts college environment, such as energy, water, climate, food, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental justice, or development, but the department is seeking the strongest candidate in any environmental studies specialty that supplements departmental strengths. We seek applicants with an integrative understanding of concepts and methods from diverse social science disciplines, who take an interdisciplinary approach to society-environment interactions. The successful candidate will join a department comprised of 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 course, a senior seminar for Environmental Studies majors, and mid- or upper-level courses in the applicant's specialty. Teaching will also include participation in the College's general education "Connections" program. Teaching load is 3/2.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or Ph. D.) Teaching experience and an ongoing program of scholarly research involving undergraduates where this is possible and appropriate are required. Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Application materials should be sent electronically to and include letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, research statement and teaching evaluations. Refer materials to Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Chair, Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2015.

The George Washington University
Elliott School's Center for International Science and Technology Policy

The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in
fall 2016. We are seeking applicants specializing in the field of energy and the environment, with a special focus on international and domestic policy in one or more of the areas of: renewable energy, energy storage, energy security, climate change, water resources, natural resource policy, or biosecurity. The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the field, conduct research and produce scholarship and policy analysis of important aspects of energy and the environment, and engage the broader academic and policy communities. This appointment is at the beginning or advanced assistant professor level, and will be housed in the Elliott School’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy, with affiliation to the appropriate disciplinary department or the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
 Applications due October 2

Eckerd College
Department of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, tenure-track, to start September 2016. PhD in Environmental Studies or similar interdisciplinary environmental program required.  We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching and research to join our thriving Environmental Studies major.  The ideal applicant will have experience in one of the following fields:  public participation in environmental decision making, environmental education, environmental social marketing, environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, or risk communication.  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, 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 16, 2015.  Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Beth Forys, forysea[at] Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Wageningen UR
Wageningen, Netherlands

There are three exciting, fully funded PhD scholarships available to work on crisis conservation situations in Brazil, Indonesia or South Africa. The three vacancies are part of a recently acquired VIDI project on 'Crisis Conservation: Saving Nature in Times and Spaces of Exception' (see here for a recent blogpost on the project<>).

The three positions are advertised separately:
South Africa:<>
Deadline for application: September 30th
For further Information, please contact Dr. Bram Büscher: bram.buscher[at]

Oregon State University
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on Natural Hazards. We seek a colleague who will conduct externally funded research on natural hazards and their spatial interactions with human lives, livelihoods, and infrastructure.  Candidates whose research focuses on the fundamental relationships among exposure, sensitivity and the resilience of coupled human-environmental systems subject to natural disasters are particularly encouraged to apply.  Research foci could include development of fundamental methods in environmental security; emergency management; vulnerability assessment; hazard impact mitigation, and risk perception.  Other foci are welcome. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and advise graduate students on topics such as the geography of disaster, emergency management, and spatial planning for natural hazards. This position will maintain interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly output involving geography of natural hazards applications to topics in geography, marine resource management, and earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences; advance educational equity in a multicultural setting; and have a commitment to teaching and advising excellence. 

 Appointment: There is an expectation that the successful candidate will secure funding to support 60% of his/her full-time salary.  For a research-focused position, it is CEOAS policy to confer indefinite tenure when promoted to full Professor. Should indefinite tenure be granted, the appointment will be on a 12-month 0.75 FTE basis.
To Apply: go to posting 0015729 
For information regarding the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences please visit

University of Delaware
College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Delaware invites intellectual leaders with distinguished scholarly credentials to apply for a named professorship in energy and the environment.  We seek a dynamic and highly collaborative leader, who will catalyze enthusiasm and collaboration across disciplines. Marshaling the University’s significant resources, this individual will expand our collective capabilities to solve real world problems and contribute to contemporary debates at the intersection of energy, environment, and policy. 

Academic interests may address any aspect of energy and the environment and should incorporate multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives.  We seek a broad and engaging thinker who transcends disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of energy and environmental issues with a wide ranging impact within and beyond the academy.   The position can be housed in any academic department or a possible joint appointment among departments. The appointment will be a tenured faculty at the Full Professor level.  The salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University is home to many leading departments, centers, and institutes associated with energy or the environment, including the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the UD Energy Institute, as well as nationally renowned academic programs related to the environment and sustainability, including environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental humanities, environmental justice, environment and society, water science and policy, disaster science and management, environmental policy, and environmental studies.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is a privately-chartered Doctoral/Research Institution-Extensive, land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant, and urban-grant institution with strong commitment to undergraduate education and advanced technology.  External funding in excess of $200 million places the University among the top 100 in federal R&D support. Located in the vibrant college town of Newark, Delaware, conveniently located on the East Coast between New York City and Washington, DC, the University enrolls over 17,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students.

The start date for the position is negotiable. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 with the search remaining open until the position is filled.


University of Southern California
Department of International Relations

The applicants should have an area of substantive expertise, which could include, but is not limited to, conflict, climate-change impacts, or political-economic development.  The successful applicant will teach spatial methods for IR at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as other courses depending on substantive or regional specialization. The Ph.D. is required by time of appointment. 

Applications should be complete by October 1 to receive  Applicants are required to complete the on-line application process (with few exceptions—such as published books—materials submitted by regular post will not be accepted). Follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Required materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references, and official graduate transcripts. Inquiries may be sent to sirsearch[at] . 

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudlyuschr[at]

University of Waterloo
School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in economic development.  Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a completed or nearly completed PhD, and should demonstrate the potential for high-quality research and teaching. Individuals with degrees in business, economics, economic geography, planning, entrepreneurship or public policy are encouraged to apply.  Preferred candidates will have research expertise and / or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainable community development, local economic development, business development, innovation, entrepreneurship, green economy. The position will support teaching and research activities in SEED’s environment and business, local economic development, international development, and sustainability management programs.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2015

Santa Clara University
Sustainable Urban Design Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental studies and Sciences

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus in sustainable urban planning to begin in Fall 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field with an emphasis on sustainable urban and regional development. The successful candidate will have: a research plan with clear opportunities to involve undergraduates, demonstrated ability to conduct externally funded research, and evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Desired research areas include: water resources, transportation, pollution, environmental justice, urban and regional change, or energy. We are especially interested in candidates who use quantitative and mixed methods, and regularly work with the analysis of large complex datasets. Teaching responsibilities will include Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses that are congruent with the candidate's expertise.  For more information about the curriculum and faculty see

Please submit (1) curriculum vita; (2) letter of application articulating teaching philosophy, a detailed research plan, and experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities; (3) summaries of teaching evaluations; and (4) a sample publicationto by October 1, 2015.  Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted electronically by this same date. Verification of graduate transcripts and degree(s) will be required for candidates invited to interview on campus. 

 Located in the heart of northern California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Catholic Jesuit university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Santa Clara University values individuals who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences feel welcomed and are encouraged to thrive.  The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Faculty members are teaching-scholars who balance active programs of research with commitment to quality teaching. A full-time teaching load is 7 courses per year, usually taught during three academic quarters, with a 1-course reduction for research. Housing assistance is available. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

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.