Category Archives: Employment

Vacancy: Future Earth Executive Director

Future Earth is looking for an outstanding Executive Director to provide strong leadership and guide the implementation of Future Earth’s broad and ambitious vision and scientific strategy. The successful candidate will be effective in further raising the visibility and value of Future Earth, and attracting funding for this implementation. Continue reading

Position Available: Postdoctoral Scientist: Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

This postdoctoral position will perform research on quantification and analysis of fossil fuel CO2 emissions at fine space/time scales in the North American domain. Working with the “Vulcan” and Hestia emissions data products (;, the postdoctoral scientist will expand, improve and extend the emissions data products and analyze the emissions in conjunction with North American 14CO2 monitoring and atmospheric transport modeling. The position requires a knowledge combination of carbon biogeochemistry, data mining, and numerical modeling. The position will require collaboration with colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among others.

Candidates must have received a PhD in the geosciences or a field related to position (e.g., Ecology, GIS/Geography, Civil Engineering) from an accredited college or university. The applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and effectively communicate with a wide range of physical and social scientists.

Necessary skills: geospatial statistics, large codebase management and programming (eg. R, SQL). Desired skills: experience with GIS and spatial mapping/analysis, air quality experience, experience in carbon accounting/footprinting, energy supply/demand analysis, systems engineering.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought. The position is a fulltime appointment with an anticipated start date between 4/1/2017 and 8/31/2017. The appointment will be made initially for one year with possibility of extension for additional years. Salary range is $50,000-$55,000 dependent on experience, with associated University benefits.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and arrange for three reference letters sent to (email or surface mail): Prof. Kevin Gurney, School of Life Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4501. (email preferred).

The initial closing date for receipt of applications is February 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at SESYNC

The National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with a newly funded interdisciplinary team to develop and test a comprehensive, systematic framework to understand the dynamic social, economic, and environmental feedbacks that perpetuate segregated urban patterns over the long term. This framework will be tested by examining the City of Baltimore as a case study, working in collaboration with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), a long term research project of the National Science Foundation. The Fellow will work with a team of mentors from the social and ecological sciences who are associated with SESYNC and BES.

While there has been enormous progress in our understanding of urban environmental inequality and injustice, this program seeks to specifically examine the role of segregation in processes of social-ecological change, sustainability, and resilience. This project will advance understanding of: the long term ecological consequences of urban segregation; how ecological disparities may perpetuate segregation; and how socio-environmental strategies may remediate patterns and conditions of segregation and promote sustainability and resilience.

This is a 24-month position that can begin as early as December 1, 2016 and is based at the SESYNC offices in Annapolis MD, with one mentor at SESYNC (Morgan Grove) and mentors from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Steward Pickett), Dartmouth College (Laura Ogden) and Arizona State University (Chris Boone). The Fellow will also be a full participant in SESYNC’s postdoctoral Immersion mentoring program ( educator/programs/immersion) and interact with a large group of current postdocs at the Center.

For more information on the research associated with this position, contact Morgan Grove, or For more information on SESYNC, visit

TO APPLY: Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2017 at 5pm EST. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples as a single pdf at:, and have two professional references submit letters to Dr. Morgan Grove at: or

Position Available: Program Manager, CAP LTER


Program Manager, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER)

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER) Program Manager.

The Program Manager and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (ASU Wrigley Institute) will work with the CAP LTER Director, program staff, scientists, and students to facilitate coordination and collaboration across the program, communicate research findings via various media, and compile annual reports for the National Science Foundation and the ASU Wrigley Institute. Will be responsible for the fiscal management of CAP LTER with the Director and staff as well as for the management of CAP LTER’s undergraduate and graduate research funding initiatives. Will liaise with other research initiatives and community partners, organize events and meetings, track key program metrics, and handle day-to-day administrative operations.  For details on the CAP LTER Program see:

To review the posting and apply to this position, please visit: and click on Applicant under Staff Positions. Search openings for Requisition ID number 27270BR.

Deadline for Applications: November 10, 2016

UPDATED: Teaching/Research Positions Available at Multiple Locations

[NEW] Boise State University

Assistant Professor, Human-Environment Systems.  Seeking candidates who develop and apply innovative strategies to describe, understand, and predict the dynamics of human-environment systems, including but not limited to, agent-based, dynamical, process-based and geostatistical modeling, and other innovative techniques for integrating models and data. (LINK)
Deadline: October 15, 2016

University of Colorado – Boulder

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program. Focus on Natural Resources Policy and Governance. (LINK)
Deadline: October 15, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography/International Affairs Program. Looking for an Urban Geographer with focus on cities in the Global South. (LINK)
Deadline: October 20, 2016

University of California – Davis

Faculty, Department of Human Ecology – Community and Regional Development Unit, University of California-Davis.  Looking for social scientist whose research focuses on socio-economic development and policy formation in an urbanizing and globalizing environment at the urban and rural-urban interface.  (LINK)
Next application review date: September 16, 2016

[NEW] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate or Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing, with interests in methodology, data analytics, and domain applications of remote sensing.  (LINK)
Deadline: October 21, 2016

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Geography. Focus on environment and society. (LINK)
Review of applications begins October 14, 2016

[NEW] Assistant or Associate Professor, Urban and Stormwater Hydrology (LINK)
Deadline: Open until filled

University of California – Merced:

One or two faculty members (open rank) levels in ecological sciences, environmental, mechanical, or sustainability engineering, or environmental health related fields focused on sustainable agricultural systems.

One or two faculty members (open rank) in systems engineering, environmental management, resource conservation, process modeling, and life-cycle analysis in the context of optimal development and management of agriculture to balance crop production, food processing, community development, ecosystems and human health.

One or two faculty members (open rank) in the humanities, social sciences and related fields, with active interests in sustainable food, water and agricultural systems. (LINK)

Consideration of Applications begins November 1, 2016

Positions Available at Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M University 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.

Deadline for Applications: September 21, 2016 Continue reading

Position Available: Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Geography at Syracuse

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.

They 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. Continue reading

Vacancy: Communications Officer, Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme

Urban health and wellbeing logoThe Urban Health and Wellbeing programme‘s International Programme Office is recruiting a Communications Officer, based in Xiamen, China.

The UHWB programme is a 10 year, global interdisciplinary science programme to promote research on urban health in changing urban environments.

Deadline for Applications: August 26, 2016

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