Vanderbilt Post doctoral position in Environmental Social Science

The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE) and the Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network (CCRN) are pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position in environmental social science. The position is for one year, with the possibility of an additional one year extension contingent on performance and funding. The appointment is to start in summer of 2014. Additional details about the position are offered below, and information about VIEE and CCRN can be found here:

Applications are sought from candidates with primary experience in one or more relevant fields in the area of environmental social science, including psychology, sociology, and decision sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research interests and expertise include perceptions of climate change, resource consumption, engagement in environmental behavior and environmental policy support. For the successful candidate, the thrust of the work during this fellowship will utilize quantitative social psychological or sociological research methods to examine influences on energy use, environmentally significant behavior and policy support by individuals, households, and private institutions.

The postdoctoral fellow will function as an integral member of an active, interdisciplinary research group. The fellow will interact with faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates, and other postdoctoral fellows representing a wide range of disciplines, including energy and environmental law, political science, economics, psychology, human and organizational development, management, earth and environmental sciences, and engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to existing projects, work closely with other members of the research group and in interdisciplinary teams, help develop project proposals and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by the time the appointment begins. In addition, they should have a keen interest and demonstrated expertise in their particular area, strong interpersonal skills, writing ability, and capability to perform in-depth analysis. Candidates must be self-starters who are comfortable taking initiative and who can play a major role in working on multiple projects and bringing them to completion.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) three letters of reference from supervisors or professors signed and on letterhead with email addresses and phone numbers included, and (3) an essay (3-5 pages) describing reasons for applying, goals to be accomplished during the fellowship, and a description of how completion of the fellowship will help accomplish career goals. Applications should be submitted electronically as an email attachment to<>.

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Professor in Urban Planning at University of Massachusetts Boston

*Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning*

*University of Massachusetts Boston*

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts
Boston seeks an outstanding academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor in Urban Systems and Environmental Planning who will also serve
as Director of the School’s new graduate program in Urban Planning and
Community Development. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Urban
Planning or a closely related field and a record of distinguished teaching,
research, and public service or practice, as well as experience in academic
program administration and interdepartmental collaboration. Highly
desirable are teaching and research interests in working with urban
communities. Also desirable are experience and knowledge in infrastructure,
sustainable community development, and urban resilience planning,
especially in coastal areas. Demonstrated success engaging with leaders of
government, business and civic organizations and a capacity for bridging
the fields of engineering, design, applied social sciences, public policy,
and the environmental/ecological sciences are sought. The successful
candidate will also be familiar with local governance, social justice and
public participation.

The selected candidate will serve as Director of the Master’s in Urban
Planning and Community Development, reporting to the Dean of the School for
the Environment. The Director will have the opportunity to guide a new
program, refine its vision, and be responsible for coordinating all
activities including program administration, student recruitment and
retention, faculty development and growth, curriculum design and
development, and development of partnerships to advance programmatic goals
in support of the University strategic plan as a means of advancing the
School’s research, teaching, and service programs.

*To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact
information for three letters of recommendation online at: *

*Application review will begin in mid-December and continue until the
position is filled. *

*UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment.*

Apply Here:

Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Ohio State University

The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the continuation of the SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The goals of the Fellowship Program are to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars to enter tenure track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate.

Fellows will affiliate with one of the eight academic units of SBS: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech and Hearing Science.  Up to three fellowships will be awarded and appointments will begin August 2015.  For additional information on the SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, see the attached announcement.


Ohio State SBS Diversity Postdoc Fellowship AU15

Utah State University Modeling Position

Utah State University
Quinney College of Natural Resources
Department of Environment and Society

Assistant Professor, Human-Environment Systems

The Department of Environment and Society (EnvS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in modeling of human-environment systems.   This is permanent, full-time (nine-month) position based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 50%  research,  45%  teaching/advising,  and  5%  service.  The  position  will  start  during August, 2015.

Position  Summary:  The  successful  candidate  must  have  a   strong  conceptual  and theoretical background in social-ecological systems as well as proven skills in geospatial analytics, simulation modeling, Geographic Information Systems, and associated quantitative methods. Focal points for research include analysis of interactions between socio-economic and environmental processes at community, societal, landscape, regional, or global scales. Policy-relevant work concerning natural resource management, ecosystem services, global change, energy, or transportation networks would interface well with the collaborative interests of EnvS faculty. Teaching would include up to three courses per academic year. Courses would be taught at both undergraduate  and graduate levels. Topics may include Intro or Advanced GIS, Geovisualization, Landscape Analysis, Human-environment Geography, and Geospatial Social-Ecological Modeling. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in a blended format. Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvements off-campus.

Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the date-of-hire in social science, geography, environmental science, or a related field. They also should have a publication record consistent with their career stage, and be able to show the potential to build and maintain a productive research program, including the ability to secure competitive external funding. Candidates must also have the ability to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary academic setting that can include stakeholders such as government agencies and private sector entities.

Preferred Qualifications:  Prior teaching experience is welcomed. Experience with or the desire to learn about distance-education course delivery is advantageous.

Academic and Professional Setting:  USU is a land grant and space grant institution, classified as a Carnegie Research Doctoral Extensive University. USU is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants and offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (

Logan is located 85 miles north of Salt Lake City, in a community with a population of approximately 100,000. The main campus is situated in beautiful Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin offering nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains, making it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation. The area offers ample opportunities for a family-friendly professional life.  For a video introduction to Logan, Cache Valley, and USU see

Application Process:  Applications should be submitted at (req. ID 054980). Along with the online application, please attach a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a list of names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. D. Layne Coppock
Chair, Human-Environment Interactions Search Committee

For further information on the Department of Environment and Society, please refer to the departmental website at

Utah State University is an AA/EO employer.

University of Guelph Geography Position

The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph invites applications for an Associate Professor (tenure-track).  We are looking for an established academic with a specialization that falls within human-environment geography, broadly defined, and complements existing departmental strengths.  The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2015.

The Department has developed a reputation for outstanding research, innovative curriculum and teaching, dedicated service to the community and discipline, and collegiality.  We are home to two Canada Research Chairs (one of whom is a Trudeau Fellow), a 2013 SSHRC Gold Medal Professor Emeritus, and multiple teaching award winners.

Further details can be found at:

Postdoc Position:Environmental Governance, Livelihood Impacts of Land Use Change in Latin America

Postdoc Position:

 Environmental Governance, Livelihood Impacts of Land Use Change in Latin America

SUNY ESF, Department of Environmental Studies, Syracuse, NY


A two-year postdoc position is available  February 2015 in the areas of environmental governance and social and livelihood dimensions of land use change in Latin America, as part of two funded NSF projects.  These interdisciplinary projects are focused on: 1) socio-ecological impacts from bioenergy development across the Americas; and 2) coupled socio-ecohydrological systems in Mexico. The postdoc will be responsible for project management, data collection and data analysis in both projects.  He/she will be expected to conduct field research in Brazil and Argentina for the bioenergy project, and in Southern Mexico’s cloud forest for the project focused on payments for hydrologic services. For both projects, the postdoc will participate in qualitative interview collection and analysis, and quantitative household survey collection and analysis. The postdoc will be expected to conduct independent field research, collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, and publish high quality papers from the project. Travel funds are available.

Desired attributes include a passion for social science research, excitement about international field research, a strong interest in interdisciplinary science teamwork, background in social or environmental science, and Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills. PhD in Environmental Policy, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies, or similar fields is preferred. Desired skills are qualitative research methods (interviewing, ethnographic and document analysis) and survey research skills. Statistical and GIS skills are also desired.   Background and interest in social and political dimensions of land use change, biomass energy development, public participation in environmental decision making, political ecology, or social sciences related to agriculture or natural resources, would be valued.

The post doc will be based in the Department of Environmental Studies, at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY-ESF, a doctoral granting university with a high level of research. With a total enrollment of about 1,700 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, ESF provides an intimate small-college atmosphere while hosting several graduate programs. SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University (SU) have adjacent campuses.

Syracuse is a mid-sized city centrally located in the NY state. Re-emerging from its industrial past, the city promotes a growing green technology sector, strong health care and higher educational systems, and is a leader in urban green infrastructure. The region possesses numerous physical, cultural and recreational amenities that make it a stimulating place to live. The Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers, Finger Lakes, Erie Canal and Great Lakes regions, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal are all within easy travel distances.

Application Procedures: Applications should include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a journal article or thesis chapter), and contact information for three references.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, 2014.  Position available to start in February 2015.


For more information about the position or to apply, please email Theresa Selfa (with subject line Postdoc Environmental Governance):

Dr. Theresa Selfa

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies


Assistant Professor in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Queen’s University

Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts,
Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Transnational Contexts, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

To support our interdisciplinary mission we seek a dynamic colleague who demonstrates expertise in critical race theories within one or more of the following areas: feminist, queer or trans studies in transnational contexts. Candidates will be expected to teach courses that critically address questions of oppression and resistance, in the context of imperialism, colonialisms, migration, or border studies transnationally. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism and/or social justice issues.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Transnational expertise is particularly sought after as well as activist experience. Scholars trained in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field are welcome to apply, and should provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Gender Studies is linked to a number of programs that include: the Other Kingston Project, the Reel-Out Arts Project Inc., and the newly re-launched Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, all of which offer exciting opportunities for service engagement. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian  Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to<>, although hard copy applications may be  submitted to Dr. Jacqueline Davies, Acting Head, Department of Gender Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Terrie Easter Sheen in the Department of Gender Studies, at<>.

Academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and
the University, which is posted at:

The deadline for applications is February 12th 2015.

Katherine McKittrick
Associate Professor
Department of Gender Studies
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6<>

University at Buffalo Visiting Position in Environmental Planning

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo
is searching for a visiting assistant professor in the field of
environmental planning for the 2015-16 academic year Please see the
attached posting. If you are interested, we would love to meet you at the

At least six members of our faculty will be present. We are now setting up
a way for potential applicants to meet us. If you would like to join us,
please say so in a brief note to Ms. Norma Everett at
along with a CV. We will then write back to you explaining how we will

Economic Geographer Position at Michigan State University

Posted on behalf of Judy Reginek, Michigan State University

The Department of Geography ( at Michigan State University invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month) tenure-system Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in Fall of 2015.  We seek an outstanding Economic Geographer whose primary research and teaching interests are in applied and theoretical aspects of the field (for example but not limited to, market analysis, transportation, entrepreneurship, or economic development).  A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required. Corporate or governmental experience is also desirable. We are currently expanding our program in Economic Geography and especially seek candidates who will play a central role in our new Bachelor of Science degree in that subfield.  We also welcome applicants who can teach related spatial modeling and quantitative methods. Faculty members are expected to be effective teachers, develop a record of significant scholarship, seek external funding for their research, and provide meaningful service.

All applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and the names of three references.  Questions may be directed to Professor Bruce Pigozzi, Chair of the Search Committee (  All applications must be submitted through the MSU Applicant Page website at<> posting 0310

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the MSU Department of Geography, please visit our website at:<>.  MSU is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.