Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment has openings for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval. We seek colleagues to conduct research and teach in the social, behavioral, and economic dimensions of coupled human-natural systems, and the economic and policy dimensions of natural resources extraction, governance, use and conservation.
Applicants should demonstrate methodological expertise in a social science discipline, a strong research record investigating socio-environmental systems, and evidence of their potential to enhance intellectual connections across disciplines within the Department and the University.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Food, energy and/or water resources, systems, the social, economic, and/or behavioral drivers, and/or consequences of their environmental impacts and/or policies to mitigate them
* Management, conservation and/or governance of terrestrial or aquatic biological resources
* Climate change impacts and adaptation (sustainable development goals, or urban sustainability and resilience)
* Natural hazards (hydrologic, coastal, seismic, wildfire) vulnerability, impacts, and mitigation
* Investigation of couplings between, and co-evolution of, natural and human systems over space, and/or at different geographic scales
The successful candidate is expected to an excellent teacher and mentor who will lead core and elective courses in support of the Department’s PhD program, professional MA in Energy and Environment, the undergraduate major in Environmental Analysis and Policy, as well as new curricular initiatives.
We seek to build a faculty with diverse life experiences and intellectual approaches, and welcome applications from persons of any gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, physical ability, and/or spiritual beliefs.
Please apply via AcademicJobsOnline: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14430
Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter (including a discussion of approaches to diversity and inclusion in teaching, advising and scholarship), (3) a statement outlining synergies between the applicant’s research and teaching and ongoing activities within the Department, (4) one representative publication, and (5) names and contact information of at least three referees.
Questions about the position should be addressed to the search chair, Prof. Ian Sue Wing via email at: [email protected]. Review of applications begins November 1, 2019.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.