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Faculty Position

Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 10, 2022

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Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College

Senior Energy and Climate Change Faculty Position

At Boston College, the newly established Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society enhances multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and pedagogies that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health and the environment.

As the start of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative, the Institute seeks four faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in two broad areas: a) climate change science, mitigation and adaptation, and b) the energy transition. Open position grounded in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, biology, materials science, etc.); a fourth is grounded in the social sciences (economics, political science, sociology, etc.).

The Schiller Institute stands at the crossroads of the Boston College community. Now in its nascent and dynamic growth phase, the Institute seeks four visionary scholar-leaders for its unique and interdisciplinary inaugural cohort. These faculty will strengthen the research profile of the university; stimulate collaborative, problem-focused research; develop, design, and participate in interdisciplinary curricula and co-curricular activities; build partnerships with leading institutions and organizations; and advance the results of BC applied research into the public sphere.

In the area of climate change impact, mitigation and adaptation, the Institute seeks faculty with well-developed research programs in areas such as climate science, earth system modeling, socio-environmental systems modeling, climate justice[2] , adaptation through emerging technologies or nature-based solutions, societal determinants and consequences of climate change, and impact-based analysis and forecasting. In the area of energy transition, the Institute seeks faculty with significant research programs in science and technologies for renewable energy harvesting, conversion, and utilization, energy storage, and improving energy efficiency; energy poverty; or the societal transition to cleaner/more efficient technologies. Individual faculty and interdisciplinary research teams are invited to apply.

The Schiller Institute is committed to advancing Boston College’s commitments to equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in their research, teaching and service.

Applications should include a letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, and a 2-3-page research statement. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio:

Nominations and inquiries can be made to Professor Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, at

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

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