International Society for Industrial Ecology

Job Postings and Research Opportunities

This page provides a list of job openings and research opportunities of interest to the industrial ecology community. We are using the blogging feature of our website for this page. To post a new job opportunity, please send your notice to the ISIE office. We will delete these posts after six months or whenever you notify us that the opening has been filled.
  • 17 Nov 2016 1:51 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Position: Assistant or Associate Faulty Position

    Institution: University of Victoria

    Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


    UVic Department of Civil Engineering is seeking to hire a faculty member with preference for outstanding women candidates. The Department is developing a socially and environmentally conscious program and seeks to achieve gender balance amongst the student body. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (with candidates evaluated as per the Faculty Evaluation Policy).

    The appointee will contribute to the development of a green Civil Engineering Program and must be motivated and skilled to conduct engineering work towards reducing environmental impacts of human activities. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, graduate student supervision, and teaching. An exceptional research record is required including substantial recent publications in top-tier venues. Scholarly expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: Water Resources; Industrial Ecology; Ecology; Green Buildings (incl. indoor air quality, architectural engineering); Sustainable Transportation; Sustainable Infrastructure.

    Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, or a related field, together with excellent verbal and written communication, and experience of collaboration with colleagues of engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. Candidates must be registered as a professional engineer or be eligible for and committed to registration. The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, establish an active research program, and participate in the academic affairs of the university.

    Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research objectives and interests, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email addresses of at least four referees. Applications preferably should be submitted electronically by 15 January 2017 at addressed to: Dr. Chris Kennedy, Chair Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2

    Please note: You are asked to upload your C.V. and other personal information to this service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores it data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on If you do not wish to use this service, please email for application instructions.

    Application Materials Required:Submit the following items online at this website:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Research Statement
    • Teaching Statement
    • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least four referees
    And anything else requested in the position description.
    Further Info:


    University of Victoria
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) 309
    PO Box 1700 Stn CSC
    Victoria BC V8W 5C2

    Please visit the original job posting for more information

  • 17 Nov 2016 1:43 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Position: Faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Institution: Northeastern University -  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    Deadline: Application review will begin on December 1, 2016

    As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Coastal Sustainability and Climate Adaptation, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering across the broad area of Sustainable Urban Coastal Systems, with particular interest in Coastal Hydrodynamics, Computational Climate Modeling, and Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems. Interested candidates may be considered for joint appointments in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences and Marine Science Center, or other university departments commensurate with their areas of expertise. The department is in the midst of a significant, multi-year expansion in size and scope, including faculty, facilities, and programs within several disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries. These positions are part of a series of hires in urban coastal engineering for sustainability and security, global change science, and coastal ecosystems including implications on human health.

    Areas of specific interest within Sustainable Urban Coastal Systems include:

    Coastal Hydrodynamics related to areas such as computational and environmental fluid mechanics, hydrodynamic model development (e.g., circulation, storm surge, tsunamis, urban flooding), hurricane dynamics, coastal and urban flood risk mitigation and adaptation, coupling of multiple system models (e.g., biological, chemical, ecological and geophysical), and climate or land use change impacts on coastal systems.

    Computational Climate Modeling related to areas such as climate modeling or data-intensive climate sciences, atmospheric and land surface modeling, coastal oceanography and circulation modeling, global biogeochemistry, sea level rise or climate change impacts on coastal processes, and adaptation of urban and coastal systems, including coupled natural-engineered-human systems.

    Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems related to areas of civil and environmental coastal systems, including interdependent critical infrastructures and lifeline resilience, design of complex civil engineering systems in the face of global climate challenges, multi-hazard risk assessment of infrastructure systems, network topology optimization and modeling, and sustainable energy solutions.

    Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil engineering or a related field is required by the start date and demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service. Senior-level candidates should have a demonstrated record of developing transformative solutions to global challenges, sustaining a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes, and being an active, recognized leader nationally and internationally in the discipline.

    How to Apply: Visit the College website: and click on Faculty Positions. Applications should be submitted under the position entitled Sustainable Urban Coastal Systems and should include (1) detailed resume, (2) research development statement, (3) teaching statement, (4) copy of one sample journal paper, and (5) list of four references with contact information. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Joseph Hebert at

  • 17 Nov 2016 1:28 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Position: Senior Life Cycle Assessment Position

    Institution: Cycleco

    Location: Ambérieu, France

    Cycleco is looking for a highly motivated Senior LCA based in Amberieu, France who has a clear vision of both LCI and LCIA, good knowledge of ISO 14040-44 and use to apply it for environmental footprint and ecodesign. Experience with at least one LCA software is necessary and IT skills is a plus.


    • Experienced LCA Analyst
    • Experienced in project management
    • Responsible for LCA projects involving several EU partners
    • One-year contract with possible renewal
    • Master's degree or an Engineering degree in Science
    • At least 5 years of experience or a PhD
    • Proficient with  ISO 14040-44 and ISO 14025 standards, SimaPro, ecoinvent, the ILCD handbook and the PEF/OEF (Product/Organisation Environmental Footprint). 
    • You are professional, you enjoy working as a team and have good communication skills.

    English is mandatory, French is preferable

    To apply: 

    Please send both your CV and cover letter to under the reference "Senior LCA position at Cycleco".

  • 10 Nov 2016 1:56 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Candidate in Hybrid LCA

    Institution: Leiden University

    Location: Leiden, Netherlands

    Deadline: November 21, 2016

    The Industrial Ecology department at CML, Leiden University, Netherlands is looking for a PhD candidate in hybrid LCA for circular economy assessments.

    The CML Industrial Ecology (IE) department leads the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Circ€uit” (Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network) funded by the European Commission. “Circ€uit “ is a consortium of high profile universities located in the Netherlands, France, UK, Sweden and Norway, collaborating with various companies and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation on all aspects of research into the circular economy ((business models, supply chains, users, design, and system analysis). CML will host 2 PhD’s who will analyse the environmental and economic implications of a shift towards circular business models at macro level, using input of PhD work from other universities participating in Circ€uit. One PhD position is still vacant. The PhD candidate is expected to develop and apply a hybrid Life cycle assessment and Life cycle costing method, linked to Environmentally Input Output databases (EXIOBASE).


    • You must have a MSc in a relevant field. Relevant backgrounds could include MSc’s in industrial ecology or sustainability science, or other fields such as economics and modelling, applied mathematics and system dynamics combined with a strong interest in sustainability.
    • Knowledge of industrial ecology tools including Life cycle assessment (LCA), Material flow analysis (MFA) and/or Environmentally extended input output analysis (EE IO) is strongly desired.
    • Own initiative, creativity, and the ability to collaborate with other PhD’s in the in the Circ€uit team should be demonstrable. Interest in the other research areas in Circ€uit and some experience in working with businesses are an advantage.
    • Quantitative skills in data gathering, data compilation, analysis, and related mathematics and coding in e.g. Matlab, Python or R are an advantage.
    • You must fulfill the selection criteria of the Marie Curie program: being an Early Stage Researcher with at maximum 4 years of research experience after your MSc, and comply with the mobility criterion that implies you have not lived more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the 3 years prior to appointment. Further, English proficiency is required.
    Please click here for more information
  • 10 Nov 2016 1:48 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Assistant Professor 

    Institution: Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

    Location: Singapore

    Deadline: November 30, 2016

    Nanyang Technological University is looking for an Assistant Professor position in Environmental Engineering, specialising in Urban Environmental Resource Management (Solid Waste) 

    Expertise in one or more of the following specialized areas is highly desirable:

    • Waste-to-energy
    • Waste to high-value materials
    • Hazardous waste treatment
    • Electronic waste management
    • Urban mining
    • Clean technologies for environmental resource management
    • LCA for sustainable management of environmental resources
    • New areas that address emerging environmental challenges of urbanization and cities of the future in advanced economy.

    Click this link for additional requirements and application procedure.

  • 03 Nov 2016 3:33 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: PhD Positions in Circular Economy

    Institution: Circulus

    The interdisciplinary project "Circulus: Opportunities and Challenges of Transformation towards a Sustainable Circular Economy" at Freiburg University invites applications for:

    • 2 PhD positions analyzing "Discourses of the Circular Economy" (social/political sciences)
    • 1 PhD position "Conceptualizing and Measuring Material Flows in a Circular Economy" (environmental engineering, industrial ecology, ecological economics, sustainability science or related)
    • 1 Postdoc position "Conceptualizing Global Supply Chains in a Circular Economy" (qualified in management, economics or related with a focus on sustainable supply chains)

    Positions are 4 year fixed term, starting March 2017. For more information, see 

  • 27 Oct 2016 3:44 PM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Position in Agricultural and Resource Economics

    Institution: Technical University of Munich

    Location: Munich, Germany

    Deadline: November 20, 2016

    The chair “Agricultural Production and Resource Economics” at the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan (WZW), Technische Universität München (TUM) offers a Postdoctoral position under the supervision of Prof Dr Johannes Sauer.

    The applicant is expected to develop his/her own research agenda in at least on of the following areas:

    o economics/econometrics of big data with respect to agriculture and natural resources

    o bioeconomic challenges and economics of biotechnology

    o climate change, natural disasters and agricultural production

    o economics of biodiversity or water resource management

    Applicants should hold a university degree in agricultural, environmental or natural resource economics, general economics, statistics or mathematics or other related disciplines. A clear interest in applied statistics and econometrics as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed outlets and attracting competitive funding (especially DFG and ERC/EC). An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. An interest in supplementary teaching is an advantage.

    Salaries are based on the German state regulated public service salary scale (E13 TV-L 100%). The appointment is initially for a period of one year starting 1st of January 2017 with an option to renew for one additional year. Technische Universität München is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preferences given comparable qualifications.

    Please submit your electronic application (cv, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, teaching experience etc.) as well as the name of two referees to For further information please contact senior researchers Dr. Getachew Abate-Kassa ( or Dr. David Wüpper (david.wü

  • 24 Oct 2016 10:08 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Building Engineering Tenure‐track Faculty Position

    Institution: Sherbrooke University

    Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    Deadline: November 30, 2016

    Sherbrooke University is seeking candidates to fill a full‐time faculty position in the Faculty of Engineering for a Canada Research Chair, Tier 2. The research program should contribute either to the new Building Engineering program or the new Robotics Engineering program. The detailed listing, in French, can be found here:

    Candidates should meet the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs, Tier 2. 

    Applications in Building Engineering should contribute to the establishment of the new program and reinforce research in one or more of the following areas:

    • Sustainable Materials for buildings.
    • Smart building and energy efficiency.
    • Certifications (LEED, PassivHaus, WELL, LBC, etc.), sustainability indicators and life cycle assessment (LCA).
    • Building information modelling (BIM) in a context of sustainable development (commissioning, recommissioning).


    1. Full‐time regular position.
    2. Working conditions are governed by collective agreements in effect.
    3. Expected start date: 2017
    4. The duration of the CRC Tier 2 is 5 years, renewable once for another 5‐year period. The position is subject to review and approval by the Canada Research Chairs Program.

    Application Process

    1. Applications will be reviewed at until the position is filled.
    2. Please include your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, reprints of your most relevant recent publications, and three letters of reference sent directly by the signatories to: Professor Patrik Doucet, ing., Dean, Faculty of Engineering Employment opportunity no. 02566. E‐mail:

    Please click here for the LinkedIn job posting
  • 24 Oct 2016 10:02 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: Post-doc Researcher

    Institution: MINES ParisTech PSL Research University

    Location: Sophia Antipolis, France

    Deadline: November 4, 2016

    MINES ParisTech PSL Research University is looking for a Post-doc to join their team for an 18 month position.

    The candidate will contribute to the development of a web platform to evaluate the environmental impacts of renewable energy systems with LCA.

    The platform will be based on a modular approach and will integrate the study of uncertainties in the context of a prospective analysis of energy scenarios.

    Please click here for full details.

    To apply please send a CV and a letter addressed to Professor Isabelle Blanc:

  • 24 Oct 2016 9:57 AM | Preeth Srinivasaraghavan (Administrator)

    Title: LCA Analyst

    Institution: Ecoinnovazione

    Location: Padova, Italy

    Deadline: November 5, 2016

    Ecoinnovazione is looking for an experienced LCA analyst to join its team. This full-time position begins in January 2017  for six months with consideration for an additional six months. 

    For further information you can send an email to:

    For those who are interested, please send your CV to:

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