Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability

Employer
Florida International University
Location
Miami, Florida
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 06 2019
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Earth and Environment of Florida International University invites applicants for the following position with tenure or tenure-track depending on candidate’s merit:

Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in sustainability science or closely related fields and conduct research and teaching in the same area. We particularly seek individuals conducting transformative, interdisciplinary, extramurally-funded, research at the interface of human and natural systems. The Department of Earth and Environment (https://earthenvironment.fiu.edu/index.html) is composed of a diverse faculty with research interests in environmental, earth, atmospheric, and hydrologic sciences, as well as environmental resource economics, policy, management, and conservation. The Department is committed in our research and teaching to finding sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Environmental Sustainability is a complex field spanning the environmental, social, and economic systems. We seek scientists experienced at working across disciplines, with a strong background in any of the following areas: systems ecology, urban systems, water, sustainable food systems, bio-environmental systems, green technologies, resource economics and policy, and/or regional sustainability planning. The ability to evaluate “sustainability” scenarios and plans through quantitative methods and/or modeling is of interest to the Department. Principal responsibilities will include establishment of a strong externally funded research program, development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including policy makers and resource managers; and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in our BA in Sustainability Program. Research at FIU is typically coordinated under one of several Institutes and Research Centers, many of which are preeminent programs, (https://beyondpossible.fiu.edu/preeminent-programs/), including the Institute of Water and Environment, the Southeast Environmental Research Center, the Sea Level Solutions Center, the Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure, International Center for Tropical Biology, Extreme Events Institute, and Agroecology Program.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519022 at http://facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter (detailing which position is being applied for), a detailed curriculum vitae, and statements of Research, Teaching, and Diversity Inclusion philosophies as a single pdf file. The CV and cover letters should provide detailed evidence of a record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to have an extramurally, well-funded, active research program that includes transferable funding that will aid in launching their program at FIU. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 30th, 2019. Review will continue until position is filled. Assistance in writing diversity statements can be found at https://advance.fiu.edu/_assets/docs/fiu-guidelines-for-writing-a-diversity-statement.pdf

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access 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 or protected veteran status.

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