Assistant Professor in Urban Social-Ecological Systems

Atlanta, Georgia
September 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor in Urban Social-Ecological Systems

The Department of Environmental Sciences (ENVS) at Emory University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Social-Ecological Systems. We seek candidates whose work focuses on urban issues with an environmental context. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is inter- or multi-disciplinary, especially those with training in the social sciences, broadly defined. Application from candidates whose work has strong quantitative, mixed methods, and/or spatial analysis elements are particularly welcomed.

Topical areas of interest are broad and include, but are not limited to, urban planning and public policy, sustainability/sustainable development, collaborative governance, climate change, and environmental justice, among many others. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a widely-recognized research program that attracts external funding and contributes to the interdisciplinary mission of the department and the university; teach and mentor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and contribute to the department, university, and relevant professional societies and community through service, collaboration and engagement.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental studies/sciences, geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, urban planning, public policy, ecology, data science, engineering, or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work combine disciplines in novel ways. Candidates must have an excellent research record, evidence of teaching potential in a multidisciplinary setting, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity.

We embrace diversity and seek candidates who will participate in a climate that attracts students of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, and genders. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application via Interfolio: Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a statement describing your vision and plans for research and teaching; (4) a one-page statement on your plans to contribute to efforts on inclusion and diversity at Emory, and (5) a list of three academic references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2018 but applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Questions related to the position (but not application materials) should be addressed to: