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Ohio State University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources

Position Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University is seeking an Assistant Professor whose scholarly interests focus on sustainability policy and governance. The ideal candidate is expected to have or to generate an internationally recognized research program in policy and/or governance for sustainability in regional, national or global contexts. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: climate change mitigation and adaptation; water systems; sustainable production and consumption; technology or governance innovations; social-ecological resilience; and the evolution of governance for sustainability and resilience. The successful candidate will provide graduate advising and instruction, contribute to undergraduate advising and instruction; and provide professional and university service. This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received by September 12, 2016.  Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. 

Syracuse University

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Geography, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University seeks to hire a human geographer at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This is a tenure-track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

We seek a human geographer whose research and teaching focus on some combination of the following: political geography, urban geography, or cultural geography, with special attention to questions of social justice and citizenship. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant theoretical contribution to key subfields in human geography, but whose work is also empirically rooted. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of a strong research program moving forward and of significant promise in teaching. Applications from candidates with experience in GIS and geovisualization, who can create synergies with our programs in Community Geography and/or digital humanities, are welcome, as are applications from scholars emphasizing socially-relevant and engaged research. The most competitive candidates will see synergistic opportunities with existing strengths in our Department, as well as with the Maxwell School’s commitment to socially relevant scholarship oriented toward public engagement.

Besides contributing to the Department’s research and teaching strengths in political, urban, or cultural geography, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to initiatives across the Maxwell School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research include the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation; the Campbell Public Affairs Institute; regional programs in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and European Union, and others. The Geography Department maintains strong collaborative links with other social science departments and programs in the Maxwell School, as well as with scholars in African-American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Food Studies. With the Syracuse Community Geography Program and other initiatives, the Department is a leader in publicly engaged scholarship.

The Department strongly values excellence in teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty members normally teach two courses per semester.

Interested candidates must complete a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach online the following:

a letter of interest(please attach to cover letter), 
a vita, 
a teaching statement, 
a writing sample

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with full consideration given to those received by October 15th, 2016. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.

https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/66136


Eckerd College

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

We are looking for an excellent teacher-scholar to fill our new tenure-track line. Area of expertise is open. The 7 courses includes a 3-week winter term course that is encouraged to be abroad.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, new tenure-track position, to start in September 2017 to support our growing Environmental Studies program.  PhD in Environmental Studies or similar interdisciplinary environmental program required.  We seek an applicant committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, and are open to any area of expertise that complements our existing faculty.  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, research agenda, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three References so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Applications must be complete by October 14, 2016.   Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Paul Hindsley, hindslpr[at]eckerd.eduQualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.


University of Toronto, Mississauga

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017. 

 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Sciences or Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, as well as demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

 

The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused on GIS. The Department seeks candidates with strong quantitative and computational GIS skills and a research program focused on addressing environmental and/or societal challenges. 

 

Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated ability to build a successful, externally-funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in GIS programming and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to take an active role in bringing innovation and creativity to the development of our GIS curriculum. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

 

The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning is expected. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography.

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to 3 representative publications, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement and teaching evaluations and other materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience.

 

All materials must be received by September 12, 2016 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at chair.utm.geography[at]utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format: 

  1. Letter, CV, research statement, teaching dossier (including teaching statement and teaching evaluations)
  2. Publications

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.


Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email geography.utm[at]utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Berkeley National Laboratory

Post-Doc

The Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invites applications for a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. The fellowship will allow an outstanding recent or upcoming Ph.D. recipient to engage in innovative research leading to new energy efficiency technologies or policies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. This year, the committee is seeking applicants interested in water-energy technologies research.

Applications are open.  All materials are due by November 1. 

About the Fellowship

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship recognizes the contribution of Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., to the advancement of energy efficiency on a global scale. In the 1970s, Dr. Rosenfeld pioneered energy efficiency technology research at what would become the Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area. Today, ETA carries out world-class research on advanced energy technologies, energy analysis, and environmental impacts of energy use.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) is a nonprofit research and development organization engaging in applied research and technical services. ITRI is committed to developing sustainable energy and environment technologies for a better future.

The fellowship aims to foster the visionary thinking exemplified by Dr. Rosenfeld, by supporting postdoctoral researchers who can demonstrate a strong research interest and leadership in the area of improving energy efficiency.

The ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship is enabled by a gift from ITRI and by the support of the Energy Technologies Area at LBNL.

Appointment Term and Benefits

The selected applicant will serve a two-year term appointment, following a successful evaluation after one year.  The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package and a relocation allowance for moves greater than 50 miles from LBNL. The fellowship awardee will also receive an allowance of up to $10,000 per fellowship year to cover expenses for equipment and professional development activities.

Fellowship Participant Expectations

It is expected that ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship participants will carry out innovative research in the energy and environment area, publish impactful papers in peer-reviewed journals, present seminars at ETA and attend major conferences. Additional expectations include a final report at fellowship conclusion to include: a brief summary of the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the research.

Contact Information

Contact ITRI-Rosenfeld-Fellowship[at]lbl.gov with questions about the ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Franklin and Marshall College

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies to begin in July 2017. Candidates whose research focuses on the intersection of environmental justice, environmental health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants from environmentally relevant social science fields, including geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, or other closely related disciplines. Areas of teaching and research interest for this position include environmental justice as an approach to one or more of the following issue areas:  natural resource management (including water), land use, urban issues, food systems, natural disasters, climate change, transportation, pollution, and/or waste. We seek candidates with an integrative understanding of inequality and environmental issues, whose work addresses questions of race, class, and gender in relation to the environment.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will join a department comprising 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 or policy course, and mid- or upper-level courses in the applicant's specialty, preferably environmental justice. Teaching includes participation in the College's general education program, “Connections.” The successful candidate must be able to mentor students, perform scholarly research, have a strong commitment to teaching within the context of the liberal arts, and provide service to the Department of Earth and Environment and to the College. Teaching and scholarship define the primary duties of Franklin and Marshall College faculty, but the institution is dedicated to self-governance, and all faculty are expected to share in this responsibility. F&M and the Department are committed to supporting an inclusive college community and will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  In pursuit of this goal, the search committee will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, as well as experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.
Teaching load is 3/2. A Ph.D., teaching experience, and an ongoing program of scholarly research involving undergraduates where this is possible and appropriate, are required.  The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Application materials may be sent electronically to apply.interfolio.com/35609.  Please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, (undergraduate transcript optional), three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and a research statement that includes plans for actively engaging undergraduates in research.

For further information please contact Andrew de Wet, Chair, at (andy.dewet[at]fandm.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016.


University of Melbourne

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2014 from a university other than UoM, and must not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment greater than 1 year at UoM. Eligibility Exemption Requests due 1 August.
Submission Deadline: Applications due 11.59pm (AEST) Monday 26 September 2016

RIC Contact: mckenzie-application[at]unimelb.edu.au


Amherst College

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental policy.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2017

The successful candidate will teach a core course in environmental policy, courses in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice), and occasionally participate in the team-taught introductory and/or senior capstone courses in environmental studies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high quality research program analyzing national or international environmental policy, as well as mentor honors students. A Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required.  

Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35746  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (one letter may be from someone outside academia).  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position has been filled. 

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Diane Hutton, Academic Department Coordinator of Environmental Studies (dbhutton[at]amherst.edu).  For information about Amherst’s Environmental Studies Department, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/environmental_studies.  Amherst College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color and persons with disabilities to apply.  The college is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.   

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. 


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Program Description

The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession.  The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

UMBC will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.  The fellow will receive a starting stipend of $40,000, health benefits, $3,000 for conference travel and preparation of scholarly work, office space with computer, library and other privileges at the university.  During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department.  All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and participate in departmental seminars and related activities.  Each fellow will be provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities across the campus. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research.

Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community.  Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D.  Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at UMBC are not eligible.

Fields

Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up to three fields of interest. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests will be assigned to more than one department/program.

Stipend

$40,000 a year.

Eligibility

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit apply.interfolio.com/35094 

 

Deadline

 

Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to apply.interfolio.com/35094 by November 4, 2016. A complete submission will consist of:

1)    Cover Letter

2)    Curriculum Vitae

3)    Three Letters of Reference

4)    Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)

5)    Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity and why you should be selected for this fellowship (1-3 Pages)

6)    Writing Sample (1-2 samples, 35 page max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)

7)    List of up to three fields of interest that are represented at UMBC (1 Page)

Review and Selection

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Semi-finalists will be announced in mid-January and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in early March.


University of California, Los Angeles

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of Human Geography. We seek a scholar with an outstanding research record and a promising agenda for future work that will contribute theoretical and empirical innovation at the leading edge of their field. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department. Appointment will begin July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


The UCLA Department of Geography is among the top ranked geography departments in the nation and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Human Geography at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02059. Include a cover letter describing your qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement; up to 3 publications; and the names and contact information of three referees. Reviews of completed applications will commence October 1, 2016.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Texas A&M University

3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professors

TEXAS, COLLEGE STATION. Texas A&M University. The Department of Geography invites applications for three (3) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.  The department is reinvesting in its human geography program by hiring leading-edge scholars with research specializations in urban, health, economic or human-environment geography.  Combinations of research expertise among these specialties are encouraged as well as is their integration with geospatial technologies.  Essential characteristics include publications commensurate with experience; demonstrated capability to secure external funding; ability to contribute to GIS research and teaching; and the ability to strengthen the graduate program in Geography through course offerings and mentoring students.  Candidates should have the potential for creating synergies with existing Department strengths, must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and a have strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. 

The Department of Geography has 15 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology) (http://geography.tamu.edu). We are based in the College of Geosciences (http://geosciences.tamu.edu) with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography, and play a major role in the Environmental Programs in Geosciences. The College of Geosciences also includes Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-,sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 175,000 people.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three confidential reference letters to be submitted  to http://apply.interfolio.com/35969.  We will begin reviewing applications on September 21, 2016. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (hr.tamu.edu/employment/dual-career.html).

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