Title: Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Policy
Institution: Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, OH, US
Deadline: September 12, 2016
The Ohio State University is seeking an Assistant Professor in sustainability policy and governance. The ideal candidate is expected to have, or demonstrate the capacity to develop, an established research program in policy and/or governance for sustainability in regional, national or global contexts. Potential areas of focus include: climate change adaptation; water systems; sustainable production and consumption; technology or governance innovations; social-ecological resilience; and the evolution of governance for sustainability and resilience. The successful candidate will provide graduate advising and instruction, contribute to undergraduate advising and instruction, and provide professional and university service. This position is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position.
This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas. The Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a doctoral degree in political science, public affairs, public policy, or an interdisciplinary environmental or natural resource-related program with a focus in these areas. The ideal candidate will have teaching and advising experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a strong research and publication record, evidence of potential for securing extramural research funding, and a demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. Experience with research, teaching or mentoring programs focused on members of underrepresented groups is also preferred.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and promote work-life balance through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Salary/Support: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be provided.
Application: Please send a CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (two pages each), and a letter of interest summarizing your qualifications, areas of expertise, and career goals. Within this letter, please describe your alignment with our desired qualifications and provide a summary of experience with diversity in the classroom and/or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. In addition, please provide contact information for three qualified references. Application materials should be sent in a single PDF file as an email attachment to ENRPolicy@osu.edu. If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eric Toman (email@example.com).
Initial consideration will be given to applications received by September 12, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.