Tenure-track Faculty in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Tempe, Arizona
Commensurate with experience
October 17 2013
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level, in Environmental Science and Sustainability. Applicants should have expertise in some aspect of environmental/earth system science, preferably with interdisciplinary experience beyond these disciplines. Successful applicants will also have experience with, or a very strong interest in, the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability challenges and solutions. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment and postdoctoral research experience is preferable.   Additional criteria include: 1) a strong record of scholarly achievement and publications; 2) experience with university-level teaching, mentoring, and other educational activities; 3) experience with, or a strong interest in, working on interdisciplinary teams; 4) strong communication skills, and; 5) evidence of potential to secure research funding.

Applicants must be prepared to develop a cutting-edge research program in environmental science and sustainability. The position also will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, collaborating with interdisciplinary sustainability research teams within the school and across campus, and performing school, university, professional, and community service.

The School of Sustainability is the first of its kind: A comprehensive degree-granting program with a transdisciplinary focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges (see http://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu).  Established in 2007, the School is part of the Global Institute of Sustainability. Our mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together people from multiple disciplines, leaders and stakeholders to develop effective solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges. The School of Sustainability takes a transdisciplinary approach in its curriculum, addressing a broad spectrum of global challenges, including: 1) energy, materials, and technology; 2) water quality and scarcity; 3) international development; 4) ecosystems; 5) social transformations; 6) food and food systems, and; 7) policy and governance.

To review and apply to this position, please visit www.academicjobsonline.org and search for the position under the Global Institute of Sustainability. Application deadline is December 2, 2013.  Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses the above criteria in the context of sustainability; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of research accomplishments, interdisciplinary experience, and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and; 5) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School of Sustainability actively encourages diversity among its applicants and workforce.