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  • 25 Nov 2014 2:48 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Assistant Professor in Industrial Ecology/Operations Research

     Institution:  West Virginia University  http://davis.wvu.edu/

    Location:  Morgantown, WV

     Deadline:  Open until filled


    The WVU Davis College (davis.wvu.edu/) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty member position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This will be a nine-month teaching and research position, as part of a cluster hire across several WVU colleges in the broad area of energy Shale Gas Utilization, including the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Law, and Business and Economics. The person in this position will report to the Director of the Resource Management Division. The opportunity also exists for this position to be collaborative with the Regional Research Institute (RRI), whose mission is “to promote scholarly research focusing on theories and history of regional development, methods for studying regions, and policies for stimulating their development” (rri.wvu.edu).

    The Davis College has comprehensive programs in resource economics and business, land use and development, energy and entrepreneurship, environmental management and natural resources processing, among others. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in the fields of industrial ecology and/or operations research as applied to the fields of energy and natural resources, and participate fully in a multi-disciplinary team across several WVU colleges in a university-level collaborative effort in shale gas and participate in internal and external service and outreach obligations. Teaching responsibilities will be to the Davis College division(s) and in support of the university-level collaborative effort.

    Disciplinary approaches to this work, with a shale gas focus, may come from resource economics, econometrics, life cycle analysis, process modeling, systems analysis/ecology/externalities, and from broad expertise in subjects such as energy (any form), carbon, renewable/non-renewable resources, and water systems. The intent of this university initiative is to provide academic and scholarly leadership for the rapidly developing shale gas (and related) industries in WV and beyond, and to support the sustainable development of that sector. For complete position descriptions and initiative details see http://www.wvufaculty.wvu.edu/jobs.

    An earned doctorate in a discipline/field in or related to industrial ecology and operations research, especially as related to natural resource utilization issues, with either experience or training directly related to energy resources, or strong indication of interest in energy resources. Credentials/references should indicate a forward-thinking collaborative approach to sciences, interest in working in a multi/inter-disciplinary environment with colleagues from a wide spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds, and evidence of determination to seek external funding to support a rigorous research program. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are necessary. Candidates will be expected to teach in both discipline specific and cross-disciplinary ways, and a willingness to contribute as part of a multi/inter-disciplinary cross-college team focused on energy resources, and specifically shale gas.

    WVU is located in Morgantown, WV and is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of nearly 32,000 students and a Carnegie Classification - High Research. Morgantown and vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities as well as industries very active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com. Additional details about research programs at the University can be found at http://www.research.wvu.edu.

    Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three professional references, a two-page narrative describing research expertise and ideas, and a one-page statement on teaching philosophy. The cover letter should clearly describe how the candidate would contribute to this shale gas initiative. Complete applications and/or nominations should be submitted to the Search Committee co-chairs: Dr. Randall Jackson, (Randall.Jackson@mail.wvu.edu) and Dr. Jerald Fletcher (JJFletcher@mail.wvu.edu). Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and until the position is filled.

    WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. WVU values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

  • 24 Nov 2014 10:43 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Faculty positions in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Institution:  Northeastern University http://www.civ.neu.edu/civ/search

    Location:  Boston, Massachusetts

    Deadline:  Open Until Filled

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Continues a Multi-Year Expansion in Size and Scope

    2014-2015

    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 and in conjunction with interdisciplinary positions across the campus. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a proven ability to sustain a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be an active, recognized leader in the discipline. We invite applications from individuals who can contribute to areas of civil and environmental engineering related to Bioenvironmental and Ecological Engineering. Other related interdisciplinary positions are also available via separate application and are described at http://www.civ.neu.edu/civ/search.

    Today, more than half of the world population lives in cities. High population densities and intense human-environment interactions in urban areas pose important challenges and opportunities for sustainability. Northeastern University, the College of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have identified sustainable resource engineering, civil infrastructure security, and environmental health within the urban environment as strategic research and education areas. This position will build on and complement existing strengths in the university, with a focus on bioenvironmental and ecological engineering, particularly areas related to urban sustainability and environmental health protection. We seek individuals who can develop and apply innovative and unique experimental and/or computation methodologies to enable a scientifically-based understanding of the responses of key environmental and ecological systems under large-scale stresses that have consequent implications on human health, sustainability, and security, to enable the prevention, control, and treatment of waste pollution and the design and management of resilient engineered systems that can exist in harmony with human and natural systems. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial ecology, geoecology, eco-integrity and ecotoxicology linked to the fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in various phases (water, soil and air); exposure and risk assessment, bioinformatics and data mining approaches (i.e., metagenomics, next-generation sequencing informatics, Big Data analytics, high performance computing or sensor network diagnostics) in predictive and computational toxicology; environmental epidemiology for understanding the linkage between contaminants exposure and public health; sensors and sensor networks for environmental exposure and health monitoring; and the relationship between water resources infrastructure/technology and environmental or public health. The successful candidate will develop a sustained program of externally funded research that leverages engagement with governmental agencies and the expertise of the faculty. Northeastern University offers opportunities to partner with faculty and research centers already focusing on bioenvironmental and ecological issues, and ongoing research efforts on civil and environmental engineering in the Boston area and globally.  Interested candidates may be considered for a joint appointment in the newly formed Department of Bioengineering.

    Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or a related field by the start date, and an outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with desired level of appointment.

    About Northeastern University: Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston and benefits from the intellectual and cultural vitality of an urban environment. Northeastern has numerous international partnerships, is a premier experiential education university, and is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. The department houses major research centers, including the NIH-sponsored program Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT), as well as the NIST-funded center on Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS). Faculty enjoy collaboration with other research centers headed in the College of Engineering, including the NSF-funded Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), the NSF-funded Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS), the Homeland Security Center of Excellence on Awareness and Localization of Explosive-Related Threats (ALERT), the NSF center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, and several other research centers and clusters in the College of Engineering, College of Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Media and Design, and the College of Social Science and Humanities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern is an E-Verify Employer.

    How to Apply: Visit the College website http://apptrkr.com/546849. Applications should be submitted under the position entitled Bioenvironmental and Ecological Engineering 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 November 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.  Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. April Z. Gu at civilsearch@coe.neu.edu.


  • 24 Nov 2014 10:32 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Faculty positions in Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation

    Institution:  Northeastern University,  http://apptrkr.com/546810

    Location:  Boston (Nahant), Massachusetts

    Deadline:  Starts Novemeber 15 until fillled

    Faculty Positions in Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation:  Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Hydrodynamics, and Coastal Systems Engineering

    2014-2015

    As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for cross-college tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences and the Marine Science Center in the areas of Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Hydrodynamics, and Coastal Systems Engineering related to human health, adaptation and security; sustainability; and infrastructure resiliency. These positions are part of a series of hires in global change science, coastal ecosystems and implications on human health and marine resource sustainability, coastal hazards related to storm surge and sea level rise, coastal engineering and remote sensing for sustainable resilient infrastructure and security, and the nexus of climate and energy that build on significant and continued growth in these departments and centers. Northeastern’s cross-college hiring efforts seek to foster education and research across disciplinary boundaries. Through these hires, we aim to create a signature effort at the interface of the built and biological environments that will foster adaptation of urban coastal living to inevitable global change. The successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to sustain a research program with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be active, recognized leaders in their disciplines.

    Coastal Hydrodynamics: We seek individuals whose research focuses on measuring and modeling of hydrodynamic processes in coastal and urban systems. Areas of specific interest include but are not limited to 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), remote sensing, sensor networks and sensor development for both physical and biological systems, and climate or land use change impacts on coastal systems. Researchers developing and applying solutions (e.g., strategies to mitigate climate change impacts on coastal communities) to facilitate the sustainability of coastal ecosystems, infrastructure and societal services are also encouraged to apply.

    Urban Coastal Ecosystems: We seek individuals who can develop and apply innovative and unique experimental and/or computation methodology to enable a scientifically-based understanding of the responses of key environmental, biological, and ecological systems under large-scale stress (i.e., climate change), which have consequent implications on human health, sustainability and security. Research designed to assess the consequences of human-induced stresses (i.e., climate changes, water scarcity and pollution, air pollution, contaminants of emerging concern, antibiotic resistance etc.) on key environmental agents/systems (i.e., biological, microbiota, pathogens, ecosystems) that have direct or indirect impact on human health, at global and regional scale, is of particular interest. Individuals with expertise in providing data, remote sensing and modeling to enable evaluation of mitigation, adaptation or to prevent potential stress-induced changes are also of interest. Candidates developing and applying solutions (e.g., monitoring of key environmental stress response markers; sensors; data collection, mining and visualization) to facilitate inspection and monitoring of environmental health (under perturbations), as well as address the environmental impacts on human health are encouraged to apply.

    Coastal Systems Engineering: We seek individuals whose research focuses on developing solutions for sustainable integration of the built and ecological systems within coastal and urban environments. Areas of specific interest include but are not limited to remote and in-situ sensing, informatics, network science, coastal structures, geoinfrastructure, geoenvironmental, ecological systems and services, climate change and urbanization impacts in coastal areas, resource and habitat remediation, mitigation of coastal hazards, and harvesting of wave and tidal energy. Researchers working on multidisciplinary themes that cut across areas like climate change, marine science, ecosystem engineering, infrastructure management and renewal, synthetic biology, and sensor-based systems, are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The ideal applicants will be able to leverage Northeastern’s existing expertise and facilities in marine science, coastal ecology, biomimetics, critical infrastructure, coastal structures and geotechnical systems, ocean and coastal infrastructure sensing, environmental health, water resources, autonomous underwater vehicles, biomimetics, telemetry, climate analytics and informatics, while bringing new strengths in one or more areas. Opportunities exist for the successful candidates’ laboratory to be based at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

    Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil and/or environmental engineering, marine and/or environmental science, or related fields by the start date, and an outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with desired level of appointment.

    About Northeastern University: Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston and benefits from the intellectual and cultural vitality of an urban environment. Northeastern has numerous international partnerships, is a premier experiential education university, and is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering leads two major research centers, including the NIH-sponsored program Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT), as well as the NIST-funded center on Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS). The department has strengths in structures and materials, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, and water resources engineering, and interdisciplinary themes including hazards mitigation and preparedness, civil infrastructure security, environmental health, bioengineering, sustainable resource engineering, and sensors for sustainability and security. The College of Science’s Marine Science Center (MSC) is undergoing significant infrastructural improvements and continues to hire faculty whose research and teaching focuses on scientific and engineering solutions to the critical environmental challenges facing urban coastal ecosystems. The MSC is also home to the Three Seas Marine Biology Program, which is dedicated to training the next generation of marine scientists. Faculty enjoy collaboration with other research centers headed in the College of Engineering, the College of Science, and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, including the NSF-funded Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), the Homeland Security Center of Excellence on Awareness and Localization of Explosive-Related Threats (ALERT), the ONR MURI in Synthetic Biology, the NSF-funded Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS), the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, and several other research centers and clusters in the College of Engineering, College of Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and the College of Social Science and Humanities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern is an E-Verify Employer.

    How to Apply: Visit http://apptrkr.com/546810. Applications should be submitted under the position entitled Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation 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 November 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Ed Beighley at coastalsearch@coe.neu.edu.



  • 24 Nov 2014 10:08 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Graduate Research Assistant (3-4) MS or PhD

    Institution:  University of Minnesota,  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1243535

    Location:  India and China

    Deadline:  MS - January 15, 2015; PhD - December 1, 2014

    Recruiting 3-4 Graduate Research Assistants (MS or PhD) to work on an international interdisciplinary project on sustainable cities in India and China. This is a great opportunity for those with a background in engineering, environmental sciences, industrial ecology, or environmental studies.

    This project led by the University of Minnesota (PI Dr. Anu Ramaswami, co-PI Dr. Jason Cao, co-PI Dr. Julian Marshall) will focus on developing low carbon and healthy cities in the U.S., India, and China. For more information on the research program please see an overview here: (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1243535). We are recruiting 3-4 graduate research assistants (GRAs) for positions available addressing the following topics:

    • o   Coupled water, energy, and materials footprints of cities
    • o   Energy sector planning with water constraints
    • o   Infrastructure interventions in urban slums in Asia
    • o   Examining linkages between infrastructure, low carbon interventions, water and air pollution, and health
    • o   Social actors and governance of infrastructure toward sustainable and healthy cities

    Students with interest in and commitment to studying urban sustainability in interdisciplinary and international settings are encouraged to apply. Funded GRAs would start fall semester 2015.

    Please act soon in applying. Applicants must apply to the Humphrey School MS or PhD in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) to become a graduate student at the University of Minnesota no later than fall 2015 in order to be a candidate for these positions. The MS STEP program application materials must be submitted no later than January 15, 2015. PhD application materials must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

    Apply to the Humphrey School’s MS STEP program here: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/admissions/howtoapply.html

     Apply to the PhD program here:

    http://www.hhh.umn.edu/admissions/howtoapply_phd.html

    If you are interested and have questions on these positions and/or the application process, please contact Brianna Menning at menning@umn.edu. 

  • 24 Nov 2014 9:14 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral Position – LCA, LCC for new electrochemical energy storage systems (Job no. 657/2014)

     Institution:  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Location:  Karlsruhe, Germany,  http://www.itas.kit.edu/english/

    Deadline:  December 15, 2014


    The HIU in cooperation with ITAS offers a Post-Doctoral Position in Karlsruhe. The planed work comprises both, a close cooperation with energy storage technology developers and independent system analytical research. New materials as well as technologies for electrochemical energy storage systems have to be assessed in a prospective manner from an economic and ecological perspective to identify promising, more sustainable technology development routes and technology options respectively. Based on this, guidance should be provided to energy storage developers (including information on e.g. on market needs, regulations, resource availability, and social aspects) to minimize innovation risks and increase market success.

    The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) investigates scientific and technological developments with a focus on their ecological and economic (social) impacts and possible systemic and unintended effects. ITAS produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio-technical developments in order to provide policy and design options for decision-makers. The research covers ethical, ecological, economic, social, political-institutional, and cultural questions. Major goals includes  research and technology policy advisory, provision of knowledge for the design of socio-technical systems and the organization and observation of discursive processes on open and controversial questions of technology policy.

    http://www.itas.kit.edu/english/

    The new Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU) was founded and is organized by KIT, member of the Helmholtz Association, in cooperation with Ulm University. The HIU integrates the knowledge and experience of two leading academic research organizations in the field of materials science and electrochemistry (KIT and Ulm University) as well as two internationally active research organizations that support and are strongly committed to the industrial development of energy storage systems (German Aerospace Center –DLR-, and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg –ZSW-). This highly integrated focused approach, designed to drive the technological progress by excellence in science, will ensure top-level research effort in the fields of electrochemistry and advanced materials for the development of future energy storage systems.

    http://www.hiu-batteries.de

    Your profile: You have completed your studies of engineering/industrial-engineering, natural or environmental science (Diploma, Master) and a dissertation on systems analysis and/or technology assessment of new technologies (preferentially nano technologies, energy technologies or recycling technologies). You are an expert in economic and ecological assessment (LCA, LCC) with a great experience in LCA software (e.g. Umberto, OpenLCA) and LCA database. Knowledge in material flow modeling and multi criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is advantageous. Basic knowledge of the German language is a further asset, but no a requirement.

    Experience in publishing scientific results, supporting interdisciplinary research projects, and very good English language skills complete your profile.
    http://stellen.jobs.kit.edu/cgi-bin/appl/list.pl?tmpl=job_details&job_nr=54EEEDA0-4229-4E71-B85E-63ED51424DB0&cat_nr=3CC995C9-F823-4C51-A0E5-68F938AD9FEB&loc_nr=12B87EE0-C700-11D4-8972-0050BAC69B70


    Salary: Salary group EG 13 of the wage agreement of the German public service (fulfilling all requirements).

    Contract duration: two years (renewal of the contract is planed)

    The position is suitable for job sharing under certain conditions only.

    Planned commencement of employment: 1st February 2015

    Contact person for questions: Dr.-Ing. Marcel Weil, phone: 0049 (0)721 608-26718, marcel.weil@kit.edu, http://www.itas.kit.edu/mitarbeiter_weil_marcel.php


    Application: Because of the participation of different persons and committees in the process of staffing we ask you to apply (preferentially via Email) with all relevant documents (CV, certificates, etc.). Please send your application indicating the job advertisement number 657/2014 to:

    Mr. Dolzinski
    PSE (Personnel division)
    patrick.dolzinski@kit.edu





  • 18 Nov 2014 9:21 AM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Senior Consultant

    Institution:  Quantis USA,  http://www.quantis-intl.com/en/news#LatestNews

    Location:  Boston, MA

    Deadline:  Ongoing

    Quantis is recruiting a highly motivated and dynamic Senior Consultant to join our growing US team. To learn more about this exciting opportunity based in our Boston office, please see the job offer in link above.



  • 17 Nov 2014 4:01 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Fellowships

    Institution:  Project Drawdown  http://www.drawdown.org/drawdown-fellows/

    Deadline:  November 30, 2014

    Project Drawdown is pleased to announce the inception of the Drawdown Fellowship Program. This program is designed to foster the development of a new generation of leaders working on pragmatic solutions to our climate crisis. These students, scientists, entrepreneurs, and storytellers will learn how to describe a realistic future in which the world achieves drawdown - the point at which greenhouse gases in our atmosphere reach their modern day peak and then begin to decline.

    Project Drawdown offers a small number of competitive, ten-week fellowships to exceptional postgraduates, postdoctoral scholars, and young professionals from around the world. Fellows will work with Project Drawdown’s research team to develop realistic, solution-specific models, reports, and policy memos projecting the financial and climate impacts of ‘state-of-the-shelf’ solutions deployed at scale over the next thirty years.

    Fellowships run for ten weeks on a rolling basis, starting on January 10th 2015. Over the course of their fellowship, fellows are expected to work on 2-3 solutions from our vetted list of current technologies and practices. In addition, fellows are asked to identify and analyze a ‘Coming Attraction’, an upcoming solution with great potential to impact carbon emissions in the future.

    Benefits

    Drawdown Fellows offers young leaders from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to be part of a growing movement of Drawdown storytellers. We will complement the urgency and fear that pervades the climate narrative today with narratives about the climate solutions we have today and what the world will be like when we scale these solutions as fast as we can.

    • Fellows will be invited to present their findings and the larger findings of Project Drawdown to our Coalition and wider community, establishing themselves as climate solutions experts.
    • Materials produced will be incorporated in our upcoming book, Drawdown, as well as our digital platform and compendium pieces. Fellows will be attributed as principle authors in all published materials.
    • A stipend will be provided based on the number of solutions undertaken.

    Fellows:

    • Masters degree required, PhD strongly preferred
    • 3+ years of work experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, agriculture, international development, sharing economy, or related field
    • Strong research, analysis and writing skills; experience with research and preparing clear, compelling, and high quality reports and presentations
    • Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines and working with large groups of people

    Junior Fellows:

    • Current masters students, or recent postgraduates
    • Work experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, agriculture, international development, sharing economy, or related field
    • Strong research, analysis and writing skills; experience with research and preparing clear, compelling, and high quality reports and presentations
    • Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines and working with large groups of people

    Who Can Apply?

    Current postgraduates (masters and doctoral students), postdoctoral researchers, and young scholars and professionals are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country.

    How Do I Apply?

    Please complete our online application form by clicking the button below. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, a list of references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.

    Project Drawdown is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 17 Nov 2014 3:53 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:   Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Advanced Manufacturing - Bio-inspired, Nano- and/or Additive Manufacturing

    Institution:  MIE Department, Northeastern University  http://www.mie.neu.edu/

     Location: Boston, MA

    Deadline:  January 15, 2015

    Requisition Number:

    FTFR000548

    Division/College:
    College of Engineering

    FT/PT:
    Full Time

    Position Summary:
    The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department at Northeastern University is seeking outstanding individuals to fill a tenure-track/tenured position in the general areas of Advanced Manufacturing including Bio-inspired, Nano- and/or Additive Manufacturing.
    The MIE Department (www.mie.neu.edu) at Northeastern University, ranked among top 50 in the nation, is a successful and vibrant academic enterprise which is growing in both size and stature. The department comprises 47 full-time faculty members with over $10M in annual research funding, over 500 Ph.D. and M.S. students, and a total combined grad/undergraduate student population of over 1,500. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model of the College of Engineering. In addition, of the eight federally-funded research centers in the College of Engineering, four of them are based in MIE Department: 1) The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, 2) The NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation, 3) The NSF Center for Microcontamination Control, and 4) The VA New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership. Northeastern University also has a 7,000 square-foot class 10/100/1000 micro/nanofabrication facility available to faculty, the Kostas Center (http://www.kostas.neu.edu), and has recently opened the 70,000 square-foot Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at our Burlington campus.
    Guided by Northeastern’s strategic growth plans primarily in the areas of Healthcare, Security, and Sustainability, existing faculty and the new faculty hires in the MIE have unique opportunities to collaborate with faculty across campus, to significantly impact the direction and trajectory of this already strong, vibrant department. We believe that advanced manufacturing is key to the scientific, technological and economic growth of our nation, while maintaining sustainability. We are particularly interested in the advancement and application of innovative and cutting-edge technologies such as bio-inspired manufacturing, nano-manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and smart materials to develop high tech products, increase production efficiency, promote sustainability, and accelerate innovation. We are also open to other areas that enable and support advanced manufacturing.

    Qualifications:
    The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and develop a strong externally funded research program, possibly in collaboration with faculty in COE and other colleges. Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the start date. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and collaborative expertise that spans traditional as well as emerging thrust areas are highly desirable.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, a clear statement of specific teaching and research interests and objectives, along with names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least four professional references. Applications received by January 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. The target starting date is September 1, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/539096

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


  • 17 Nov 2014 3:16 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  ERB Fellowship

    Institution: University of Michigan  http://erb.umich.edu/research-initiatives/post-doc-fellowships/

    Location:

    Deadline:  December 13, 2014

    Post-Doc Fellowships

    The Erb Institute is focused on solving the world’s social and environmental sustainability issues, by challenging and shaping markets and the private sector to become sources of positive solutions, rather than merely focusing on reducing negative impacts. The Institute discerns – through research – and champions – through teaching – a leadership role for business in bettering our world and our society.

    There are currently 2 options for joining the Erb Institute as a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. First, there is our own Erb Post-Doctoral Fellowship program which is described below. Second, there are two University-wide Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs that can be linked to the Erb Institute and which you are encouraged to explore. In addition to the Erb Institute application, all Erb Post-Doc applicants are required to submit an application to the Dow Fellowship (links below). You may also choose to apply to the Michigan Society of Fellows, though this is optional (again see link below). Each program comes with its own requirements for submission and participation, so please read the descriptions carefully.

    Erb Institute Fellowships

    From October 27, 2014 through December 14, 2014, we will be accepting applications from qualified candidates working in sustainable enterprise who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable degree between June 1, 2013, and August 30, 2015. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, December 13, 2014 for those candidates working within the scope of the Erb Institute’s research agenda:

    1. Sustainable Communities: Green buildings, urban infrastructure, development, mobility, food and water systems.

    2. Management Innovation: Corporate sustainability strategies, including sustainable operations, sustainable finance, green accounting, green marketing, hybrid organizations, markets for ecosystem services, and behavioral and cultural change.

    3. Energy and Climate: Energy supply, demand and transmission, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

    4. Clean Technology: Innovative business models, financing schemes and organizational structures to facilitate the development of new technologies like nanotechnology, bio-based materials and alternative energy supplies.

    5. Shifting Market Dynamics: Strategic corporate responses to sustainability demands, including partnerships with NGOs, corporate political engagement, crisis management, reputation maintenance, and public communication strategies.

    6. Water sustainability: Water scarcity and demand, both as a resource for industrial input or consumer markets, but also as an area for consideration at the water energy nexus.

    7. Human Rights: Social and human-rights risk assessment; strategy, implementation, metrics, and reporting; stakeholder engagement around human rights; UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; link to other rights (indigenous peoples, labor, water, etc.).

    This list represents some of our major research interests. But we will consider applications in other research domains related to sustainability.


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  • 17 Nov 2014 3:08 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Environmental Design Engineer, LCA Practitioner

    Institution:   Steelcase, Inc.  http://www.steelcase.com

    Location:  Grand Rapids, MI


    Position Description:

    Reporting to the Design for the Environment Manager, the DfE Engineer/LCA practitioner will be in responsible for consulting with product development teams in North America to improve their understanding of the products environmental impact, help influence and guide them to make key decisions and take action to improve their environmental performance. To do so, he/she will perform Life Cycle Assessment on products as requested and prioritized by project teams and leaders. The successful candidate must also monitor North American trends and requirements in LCA practices to ensure the global platform supports regional demands and expectations.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Perform Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) on a wide range of Steelcase products, publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and support market requests for DfE-related information
    • Provide DfE consulting and support to Steelcase’s Product Development teams based on LCAs and additional expertise (environmental regulations, eco-labels, recycling, materials chemistry, etc.)
    • Keep current with new LCA technologies and market trends/requirements in collaboration with the Steelcase’s global DfE team
    • Participate in the development of Product Category Rules (PCRs) development, using global insights
    • Perform other transversal environmental projects as directed

    Skills/Abilities

    • Self-motivation and ability to structure own work are a must
    • Ability to work in a collaborative, international team environment and build relationships with internal and external clients
    • Willingness to travel 25-30%, including international travel
    • Ability to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences
    • Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills (French is a plus)

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor´s degree in Engineering (preference for Mechanical, Materials Sciences or Chemical), including knowledge in Design for the Environment (DfE) and Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Experience (2-5 years) with DfE in performing, managing, interpreting and communicating Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Acceptable experience could be from an academic, industry or other background
    • Proficiency in using LCA databases and software (preferably SimaPro or GaBi)
    • Global business experience preferred
    • Demonstrated interest/literacy in topic of sustainability

    Steelcase strongly supports a diverse workplace and welcomes all applicants.

    Steelcase offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including profit sharing. Steelcase strongly supports a diverse workplace and welcomes all applicants.

    To learn more about our company, and our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, Details®, Steelcase Health®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®, please visit our website at www.steelcase.com.

    About Steelcase, Inc.:

    Steelcase inc a global leader in furnishing the work experience in office environments.

    Steelcase brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for the workplace, inspired by nearly 100 years of insight gained serving the world's leading organizations.

    We design for a wide variety of customer needs through our three core brands: Steelcase, Turnstone and Coalesse. The primary focus of these brands is the office furniture segment, but we also extend our capabilities to serve specialty needs in areas such as healthcare, education and distributed work. Our strategy is to grow by leveraging our deep understanding of the patterns of work, workers and workspaces to offer solutions for new ways of working, new customer markets and new geographies.

    We market our products and services primarily through a highly networked group of independent and company-owned dealers. We extend our reach with a presence in retail and web-based channels. We are recognized as a responsible company that helps create social, economic, and environmentally sustainable value.

    Founded in 1912, Steelcase became a publicly-traded company in 1998. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, Steelcase is a global company with approximately 10,400 employees and 2013 revenue of approximately $2.9 billion.

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