Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University

Position ID:BU-EE-ASTP [#6257]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Appl Deadline:2015/11/15 finished (2015/09/18, finished 2016/05/22, listed until 2016/05/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Earth & Environment invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on the nexus of human activity and global change, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist whose research and teaching apply theory and methods to enhance understanding of the coupling between human and natural systems typified by the energy-water-land nexus and the climate-water-agriculture nexus. Our interest is in scholars who are rigorously quantitative and who can integrate additional qualitative or mixed-methods approaches into their research. We are particularly looking for demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary collaboration—particularly with natural scientists—and complementarity with the department's strengths in energy and environmental analysis, integrated assessment modeling, remote sensing and GIS, and biogeosciences.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong research program, supervise Ph.D. students, and teach in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. Myriad opportunities for collaboration exist on campus, including the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and associated regional centers, Center for Remote Sensing, Questrom School of Business, and Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future. For more information about the Department, see A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.

Please apply online at Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter (3) a statement outlining synergies between the applicant's research and teaching and ongoing activities within the Department, (3) one representative publication, and (4) names and contact information of at least three referees. Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact Ian Sue Wing, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Earth and Environment, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215; email: Review of applications begins November 15, 2015. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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685 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

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