Boston University — Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment

Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor-level social scientist interested in the human component of coupled human-natural systems (CHN). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to research and curricula in Earth and Environment that seek to: (1) understand the connections, feedbacks, and trajectories that occur as a result of interactions between human institutions and decision making and natural systems, (2) understand the relationships between human well-being and the status and use of natural resources and ecosystem services, (3) improve understanding of how policy and governance can be used to simultaneously increase the sustainability of the use of environmental goods and services and improve human wellbeing, and (4) improve our understanding of the ways in which decision-making about the environment is structured, at all levels, from individuals to institutions, and how it evolves over time.

The successful candidate will be expected to support social science curricula in the Department, which (in addition to our PhD program) include the undergraduate concentration in Environmental Analysis and Policy, a minor in Sustainable Energy, and the professional MA program in Energy and Environment. There is an opportunity to support new efforts in Sustainability Science and Sustainable Energy, including a new concentration we are proposing to develop in this area.

The Department seeks to build a faculty with diverse life experiences and intellectual approaches and welcomes applications from persons of any gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, physical ability, and/or spiritual beliefs.

Please apply online at Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter (including a discussion of approaches to diversity and inclusion in teaching, advising, and scholarship) (3) a statement outlining synergies between the applicant’s research and teaching and ongoing activities within the Department, (3) one representative publication, and (4) names and contact information of at least three referees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.