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.
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  • 29 Aug 2016 3:05 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral position

    Institution: Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD), Johannes Kepler University 

    Location:  Linz, Austria

    Deadline:  August 25, 2016 (late applications accepted asap)

    The Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD), Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria, conducts interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface of Innovation, Quality and Sustainability Management. It has recently joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Circular Economy initiative. JKU offers excellence in teaching and research, strong international partnerships and a unique campus. Research conducted at four faculties (Social Sciences, Economics & Business; Law; Engineering & Natural Sciences; Medicine) is recognized worldwide. More than 19,000 students are enrolled in over 60 academic degree programmes.

     Your tasks:

    - Mentoring of the institute’s PhD students and coordination of research projects

    - Conducting an own research project with our strategic partner

    - Publishing in high quality scientific journals

    - (Low) teaching responsibility (1 course with 4 ECTS/semester)

    - Contributing to the flourishing of an ambitious young institute

     Your profile:

    - PhD/Doctorate degree (or close to graduation) in a relevant field 

    - Enthusiasm for research and high performance

    - Experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals

    - Very good English skills (German of advantage, but not necessary)

    - Team spirit

     We offer:

    - Excellent research infrastructure/resource availability

    - Opportunity for developing an own research area aligned within IQD’s research strategy

    - Possibility to pursue a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification in the German-speaking area)

    - Very good ties to local businesses and access to large database (empirical field) with Austrian companies active in environmental and quality management

    - Strong network of international research institutions

    - Minimum gross salary of EUR 3.590/month (14 salaries per year!)

    - Attractive location (approx. 1h from Vienna, Linz is beautifully situated in the Danube river basin)

     Please submit your application (incl. CV and related certificates) online 

    Please don’t hesitate to contact the Head of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen (, +43 732 2468-5521) for further information.

  • 29 Aug 2016 2:58 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    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 If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Brooks ( or Eric Toman (

     Initial consideration will be given to applications received by September 12, 2016.  Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

  • 29 Aug 2016 2:17 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Institution:  The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

    Location:  Annapolis, Maryland

    Deadline:  October 24, 2016

    The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2017. Fellows will co-develop research projects with Collaborating Mentors using synthesis methods to address a problem arising from, or associated with, the relationship between humans and the environment. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems, but the synthesis may be primarily social or environmental in nature, or some mix. For more information, please visit here

    Pre-screening applications due October 24, 2016, but are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted as soon as possible. Full applications are due December 5, 2016.

    SESYNC also seeks Collaborating Mentors interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows and co-developing socio-environmental synthesis research projects with them. The mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution, and we welcome mentors from universities, NGOs, government agencies, and other research institutions. For more information, please visit: Collaborating Mentors must submit an application by October 24, 2016 to be included in a Mentor Registry that will be shared with successfully pre-screened applicants.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so prospective Collaborating Mentors are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

  • 29 Aug 2016 1:59 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Assistant Professor of Geography: Climate Change and Society

    Institution:  University of Denver

    Location:  Denver, CO, US

    Deadline:  October 15, 2016

    The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Denver invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position with research and teaching interests in climate change and society. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute courses in support of the undergraduate geography and environmental science programs as well as graduate courses in their area of specialization. Pursuit of external funding in support of an active research program is expected. The start date is September 1, 2017. This academic unit is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service. Full position description available here

    To Apply:

    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Dr. Matthew Taylor at   Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

  • 29 Aug 2016 1:41 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Executive Director

    Institution:  Water Footprint Network,

    Location:  The Hague, The Netherlands

    Deadline:  September 15, 2016

    Our new Executive Director will lead a talented multi-cultural team dedicated to maximizing our impact at this critical time, when water crises are increasing in frequency and severity and water related issues are rapidly rising to the top of corporate and policy agendas. S/he will be responsible for managing day-to-­day operations of the organisation and ensuring its long-term financial sustainability.

    f you’re an enthusiastic, dynamic and amiable person with strong management skills and a solid background and network in the global water sector, we invite you to apply.

    Please spread news of this opportunity among your networks. Deadline for applications is 30th September 2016.

    Find out more and download the job description here 

  • 24 Aug 2016 1:47 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:   PhD student in Environmental Accounting and Ecosystem Services

    Institution:  The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    Location:  Belvaux, Luxembourg

    Within the framework of a recently funded H2020 project, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is currently seeking a PhD student in Environmental Accounting and Ecosystem Services. The scope of the PhD is on the development of an impact assessment scale to evaluate and compare the benefits, co-benefits and costs associated with nature-based solutions in cities. 

    The position is posted here 

  • 22 Aug 2016 3:28 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title: Sustainability & Assurance Systems Manager 

    Institution:  Kerry

    Location:  Beloit, WI, US

    Supports key components of Kerry’s Global Sustainability initiatives by developing best in class waste, water, and carbon minimization processes and manages internal and external HSE assurance processes throughout Kerry Americas Region. Will liaise with Corporate Purchasing on sustainable sourcing strategies and develop appropriate strategies for life cycle analysis / carbon foot printing of customer specific products or supply chains.

    Complete job details here

  • 22 Aug 2016 3:14 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Strategic Initiatives Coordinator (Sustainability Coordinator)

    Institution: Johns Hopkins University

    Location:  Baltimore, MD

    Will lead the Office of Sustainability’s Smart Labs Initiative, working to identify opportunities, advocate solutions, and implement changes that advance campus sustainability. Will oversee the inventorying of laboratory equipment and evaluate procurement of supplies and reagents. Will research opportunities and generate proposals for programs and equipment that can reduce energy consumption, and provide recommendations to various departments including Facilities across all campuses and Procurement.

    Complete job description and link to apply here

  • 22 Aug 2016 3:08 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  LEED Associate, Operations and committees

    Institution:  U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

    Location:  Dist. Columbia, US

    The U.S. Green Building Council has two openings for a LEED Associate, Operations and Committees position. He/she will support the basic operational functions of the LEED department and serve as a liaison between USGBC staff and the 100+ volunteers who serve on the committees and the LEED International Roundtable of organizations that support development of LEED.

    Find USGBC jobs here


  • 18 Aug 2016 1:05 PM | Judy Crocker (Administrator)

    Title:  Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Energy

    Institution:  Bentley University,

    Location:  Waltham, MA, USA

    Deadline:  Until filled

    Bentley University’s Natural and Applied Sciences Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broadly defined field of energy, with research and teaching interests that could include energy technologies and innovation, smart-grid technology, energy storage technology, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems management, availability and distribution of energy resources, energy analytics, energy transformations in Earth systems, or energy resources in the context of business, public policy, and global climate change.
    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant STEM field, including physics, engineering, Earth sciences, chemistry, physical geography, environmental science, or related discipline. She/He must be an outstanding teacher who can engage undergraduate students, most of whom are business majors, and perform innovative research in his/her fields of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in energy science, including foundations in physics and electives that support the sustainability and health curricula within the department. In addition, the candidate will be expected to mentor students in Bentley’s Sustainability Science B.A. program and Earth Environment & Global Sustainability Liberal Studies Major. We encourage collaborative research that complements the Department’s focus in sustainability and health, as well as Bentley’s business perspective and strengths in data analytics, information technologies, actuarial and mathematical sciences, ethics, and international programs. Individuals with industry or government science experience are encouraged to apply.

    Click here to see the complete posting.

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