Sustainability Science Congress 2014
Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability
Copenhagen, Denmark from October 22nd – 24th 2014
The call for abstracts has just opened for the international congress on sustainability science. The congress calls for much more than natural scientists discussing climate change – we are calling on the humanities, social scientists, and experts from various disciplines and businesses to address global challenges together and work toward sustainable solutions.
Visit http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/ for more information and to submit an abstract in sustainability science.
Abstract submission is open until March 31st, 2014
EJOLT, in collaboration with Fundación Neotrópica, a Costa Rican NGO, and UCI (Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional) is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”, taught through civil society organisation (CSO) case studies. It will run starting April 1st 2014.
This in an interactive course taught in English over sixteen weeks. It features lectures based on CSO and EJO case studies across a broad range of topics, taught by well known ecological economists/political ecologists including Joan Martinez Alier, Bernardo Aguilar, Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos and Hali Healy. It has been designed for activists interested in understanding and applying the tools of ecological economics to their work, and for researchers of the sustainability sciences interested in the real world application of the concepts and methods of ecological economics and political ecology.
Further information: http://www.ejolt.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/flyer-EJOLT-NEO-v6.pdf
Deadline for Application: March 1st, 2014
How to Apply: Send a one-page letter of intent, outlining your relevant experience and interests, and why you wish to take the course, and email it to email@example.com
PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Ecological Economics at the University of Idaho
A 3-year PhD assistantship is being offered in the areas of ecosystem services and ecological economics at the University of Idaho as part of a large interdisciplinary project focused on feedbacks and interactions in coupled social-ecohydrological systems in Mexico. The selected PhD student will contribute to this project through economic analysis on (1) institutional design and behavioral changes in payments for hydrological services programs and (2) valuation of ecosystem services outcomes.Desired skills for this position include interdisciplinary problem solving skills, experience with geospatial, statistical, and economic analyses, and Spanish language skills. Preference will be given to students already holding a master’s degree.
To apply to this position, please send your CV and a 1-page letter describing your qualifications by February 28, 2014 to Dr. Kelly Wendland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “PhD Assistantship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on March 3rd and continue until this position is filled. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. You should not start the University of Idaho graduate school application until contacted by Dr. Wendland. The Ph.D. assistantship includes tuition, fees and health insurance for 3 years; all conditions may not apply for international students. The selected student will complete their degree program in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources. The preferred start date is fall 2014.
Visiting Assistant Professor – Environmental Social Scientist
The Environmental Science Department at Allegheny College invites applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014. We seek an individual with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in environmental studies and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research expertise in the social sciences. A Ph.D. and previous teaching experience strongly preferred. Teaching load is equivalent to 6 courses per year and will include core courses in the department’s curriculum as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Such courses may include political ecology, environmental policy, environmental geography, global environmental governance, and ecological economics. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.
E-mail application material (cover letter, CV, teaching and research interests, and list of three references) as a single PDF file (with candidate’s last name as file name) to EnvironmentalStudies2014@allegheny.edu.
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered. Review of applications begins on February 24, 2014.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
The job posting can be found at: sites.allegheny.edu/hr/job_post/visiting-assistant-professor-environmental-social-scientist/
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year beginning in the fall semester of 2014 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
We seek a candidate able to integrate the technical, social, political, cultural, and ecological issues surrounding energy acquisition, use and impacts. The ideal candidate will combine training in the physical and social sciences (and/or applied fields such as engineering, architecture, systems dynamics, and energy technology), and will have cross disciplinary interests and experiences. Disciplines in which an incumbent might be cross-trained could, for example, include urban planning and design, ecological design, transportation policy and planning, climate change policy, sociology, or psychology.
The faculty member occupying this position will teach five courses, including Environment and Society (an introductory course required for all majors), Energy and Society (an intermediate level course) and additional intermediate or upper level courses appropriate to the individual’s area of specialization. Oberlin’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center for environmental studies provides rich opportunities for teaching energy issues and ecological design. Candidates with interest in teaching upper level courses on sustainable cities and/or ecological design are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in hand or expected when the appointment begins and should demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is highly desirable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To be assured of consideration, complete materials including a letter of application, a general teaching statement, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts, and at least three letters of reference should be sent electronically to email@example.com by February 21, 2014. Application materials received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. While electronic documents are preferred, hard copy can be sent to John Petersen, Director, Environmental Studies Program,A.J. Lewis Center, 122 Elm Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 (Fax to 440-775-8946).
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.
Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in Americato make interracial education and co-education central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to http://oberlin.edu.
Position announcement: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=2423c193-ff57-43ef-8581-1aea2e58cd60