Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Systems

Organization: University of Michigan

Department: The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)

Type: PhD and Postdoc Positions


The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Systems. We seek a scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the sustainable systems field. Areas of interest include but are not limited to circular economy, corporate social responsibility, energy and climate economics, food/water/energy nexus, green buildings, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, risk assessment, sustainable mobility, sustainable supply chains, system dynamics, and complex systems. 

The position will be filled at the assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) level.

To see the complete position description in Interfolio, use the following link:  apply.interfolio.com/69485

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in quantitative methods and analytical approaches to address sustainability challenges, such as engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, economics or other fields. Candidates must have a strong record of scholarly publication, evidence of teaching potential in a multidisciplinary setting, and a demonstrated potential for and/or trajectory towards national and international recognition. Importantly, we are seeking candidates who have an interest in using their research to help solve real-world sustainability challenges. Therefore, candidates should have some evidence of engaging stakeholders in their work, and evidence of collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to develop solutions to sustainability challenges in areas such as climate, energy, water, food, built environment, and mobility. 

To apply, submit application materials in Interfolio, via the following link:

apply.interfolio.com/69485

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, teaching and societal engagement (5-page maximum); (4) a one-page statement on how the candidate contributes to diversity efforts, and (5) a list of three names of academic references with contact information.  For assistance or further information, you may contact SEAS.faculty.search.staff@umich.edu    SEAS hopes to appoint a faculty member to this position to begin Fall 2020.

At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and  discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted​ in​ our values for a sustainable and just society.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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