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Two Positions Available at Rutgers University

Rutgers University’s Department of Geography invites applications for two Assistant Instructor positions. These two full-time, non-tenure track positions begin in Fall 2016 and are renewable annually. Both positions carry a 2/3 teaching load (5 courses per year). Both also entail assisting with advising of undergrad majors and minors in one or more of our three undergraduate degree programs (Geography, Environmental Studies, International and Global Studies). Required qualifications: PhD (or ABD with a defense date prior to September 1, 2016) in Geography or a closely related discipline, teaching experience in a college or university setting in geography, environmental studies, or a related discipline. For both positions, experience in teaching large classes (100-300 students) is desirable.   Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Geospatial Approaches to Planetary Urbanization

School of Natural Resources and Environment
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

The University of Michigan announces one post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning August 2016 and focusing on urban GIS broadly-conceived. The successful applicant will work on a project to develop a dynamic GIS-based approach to map urban-distal resource linkages or ‘teleconnections.’ Resource flows of particular interest include water, wood, and food. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the Urban Sustainability Research Group (http://urbansustainability.snre.umich.edu/) under the guidance of Joshua Newell (Assistant Professor).  Continue reading

Vacancy: START Executive Director

START2Nominations and applications are invited from well-qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of START International, Inc. and its operating office located in Washington, DC, USA.

START, the global SysTem for Analysis, Research, and Training, is a premier international organization dedicated to developing, strengthening, and mobilizing capacity to inform and support resilient transformations to a sustainable world. START promotes international collaborative engagement to ensure that knowledge on global and regional environmental change is generated in partnership with society and users of science. START engages scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers of all disciplines, natural and social, as well as engineering, health, the humanities and law.

START International, Inc. is a registered non-governmental, non-profit organization (US Code 501.c.3) with an operating office based in Washington DC, and regional centers and affiliates based in Africa and Asia. The International START Secretariat, located in Washington, DC, is the operating arm of START International, Inc.

Deadline for Applications is Friday, January 8, 2016, 18:00 GMT.

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Faculty Position Available at Yale-NUS College

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is seeking to hire one or more open rank, tenure track/tenured faculty members for its urban studies program.

They seek social scientists with research and training interests in any area of urban studies. Applicants may have had training in urban sociology, urban geography, or any other cognate discipline. Applications are especially encouraged from scholars with interests in urban society and social change, institutions, built environment and morphology, infrastructure, or urban and regional development. A complementary interest in GIS is desirable but not necessary. Continue reading

Position Announcement: IAI Executive Director

IAI LogoThe Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) was established in 1992 and now has 19 ratified members/countries. A scientific agenda is outlined for studies in several areas: understanding climate variability in the Americas; comparative studies of ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, and water resources in the Americas; changes in the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and fresh waters; and integrated assessment, human dimensions, and applications.

The IAI’s executive director is elected by a two-thirds majority of the Conference of the Parties (CoP), the principal policy-making organ of the IAI. The executive director is responsible for preparing IAI long-range plans and financial policies; proposing the annual work program and budget; designing and implementing fund-raising strategies; implementing on a day-to-day basis those financial policies and elements of the annual work program and budget, which are approved by the CoP; acting (in an ex-officio capacity) as Secretary of the CoP and other IAI executive and scientific organs; promoting and representing the IAI; and ensuring the continued participation of member countries in IAI meetings and activities as well as promoting the compliance of their financial commitments. The executive director manages the executive directorate, located on the Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU) in Montevideo, Uruguay, and its staff and related facilities.

Interested applicants should submit these materials to their official IAI country representatives by December 1, 2015

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Positions Available at Boston University

Assistant Professor: Remote Sensing

The Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in remote sensing, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek candidates that build upon and expand our existing remote sensing group, which is focused in the optical domain. We welcome applicants with expertise in any domain of remote sensing, but encourage applications from candidates with expertise in active or passive microwave, InSAR, LiDAR, thermal, or hyperspectral remote sensing, including airborne remote sensing from aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles. The scientific focus for this position is open, and includes any thematic area related to physical, chemical or biological function of the earth system, including processes in oceans, the atmosphere, or on land. We particularly welcome candidates whose expertise complements our growing program in climate change science. Opportunities exist for collaboration in many domains, including land change science, natural resource management, crustal and land surface processes, terrestrial ecology, hydrology, and marine sciences.

Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

The Department of Earth & Environment invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on the nexus of human activity and global change, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist whose research and teaching apply theory and methods to enhance understanding of the coupling between human and natural systems typified by the energy-water-land nexus and the climate-water-agriculture nexus. Our interest is in scholars who are rigorously quantitative and who can integrate additional qualitative or mixed-methods approaches into their research. We are particularly looking for demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary collaboration—particularly with natural scientists—and complementarity with the department’s strengths in energy and environmental analysis, integrated assessment modeling, remote sensing and GIS, and biogeosciences.

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Global Land Project Seeking New Executive Officer

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The Global Land Project (GLP) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Officer of its International Project Office (IPO), which will be hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, Switzerland (beginning in 2016). GLP is a core project of the Future Earth initiative (www.futureearth.org). It constitutes the largest research network in land system science, a field of research dealing with the causes, consequences, and integrated simulation of land systems. GLP organizes conferences, workshops, and publication activities to facilitate collaboration between community members. Collaborative efforts are aimed at synthesizing current knowledge of land systems and land system change, identifying emerging challenges and solutions for sustainable development, and interacting with development, policy, and civil society stakeholders to co‐design research.
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Three Positions Available at WaterPower Research Group


The Governance & Sustainability Lab at Universität Trier is looking for two Doctoral Candidates (TV-L 13, 50%) and one PostDoc (TV-L 13, 100%) for fill positions at the WaterPower Research Project, which is funded by the Ministry of Eduation and Research (BMBF). The positions will run through 31st March, 2018, with a possibility for extension (pending approval by the budgeting institution).

WaterPower is a laboratory for experimenting novel ways of doing research in urban water studies.
They contribute to current debates on society-nature relations by mapping, analyzing and understanding processes that unfold in the urban water sphere. Themes span around the following fields:

  • Coastal urbanisation and wetland degradation;
  • The production of water-related ecosystem services; and,
  • Politics of the energy-water-nexus / water metabolism.

For more information about the WaterPower project, please visit www.waterpower.science

Details of the vacant positions can be found here and at www.uni-trier.de

Postdoctoral Associate Available at University of Kansas

The University of Kansas seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position to work on Prof. So-Min Cheong’s NSF CAREER project.

The last segment of the project examines the internal cohesion and external linkages of communities to survive and innovate after a new environmental disaster.  The successful applicant will assist with surveys and regression/quantitative analysis and modeling, write up results, and publish and present papers.  Candidates with exposure to organizational theory are valued. The appointment date, duration, and residency are flexible.

If interested, please email somin@ku.edu with a CV and a writing sample detailing quantitative methods used in the applicant’s research.

Positions Available at the URExSRN


The Urban Resilience to Extreme Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN) is hiring a Project Manager (Deadline for applications – July 23) and an Education Program Coordinator (Deadline for applications EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10).  Both positions will be based at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

For further details, visit ASU’s Human Resources site: https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant, then click on Staff > External Applicants. Use Requisition ID # 14943BR for the Project Manager position, or 14942BR for the Education Program Coordinator.

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