JOB – Assist. Prof., Sust. Food Systems; U. of Michigan

Position Opening: Sustainable Food Systems
School of Natural Resources and Environment – University of Michigan

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan
(UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Campus visits are expected to occur in November and December 2014. The position is expected to begin by September 1, 2015. Continue reading

CFP – Just Sustainability, Seattle University

August is a beautiful time to visit Seattle!

Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability will host Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons from August 7-9, 2014.

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JOB – Asst. Prof., Food and the Environment, CU Boulder

CU BoulderThe University of Colorado (Boulder, Colorado, USA) seeks candidates for a position of assistant professor with expertise in sustainable food systems or related fields of food harvest or production and its environmental implications.  The environmental consequences of human food needs are inherently interdisciplinary, in that they involve ecological processes, natural resource management, policies to address equity and security, public health, and human values and decisions. We seek candidates with research explicitly focused on the interactions between food systems and the supporting environment.  

Topical research foci for this position could include (but are not limited to):

  • environmental effects of locally, organically-grown, and genetically-modified food, aquaculture, traditional and indigenous agricultural systems
  • sustainable fisheries
  • links between fuel and food production and environmental conservation
  • food justice
  • or energy and water use in agriculture.  

Candidates should have experience in these or related fields and a clear research plan to continue or expand these efforts, congruent with the broad interdisciplinary orientation of the ENVS program at CU Boulder.  

Candidates from any relevant field of social or natural sciences or the humanities are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will have a primary appointment in the Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) at CU Boulder.  The ENVS program is a dynamic, internationally recognized program with over 25 faculty, 55 graduate students, and over 1000 undergraduate majors.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the environmental studies website to learn more about ENVS’s broad and interdisciplinary composition.

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To Apply

Consideration of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the appointment is made.  Please submit a cover letter indicating interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, at least one but no more than three writing samples/publications, and complete contact information for at least three referees to, posting #F00698.  A successful candidate should use these documents to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research and education in environmental studies.  A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in disciplines related to environmental studies at the time of appointment, evidence of current scholarly activity as well as a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education are required.

Potential candidates seeking additional information, or those wishing to submit nominations, may contact the Search Committee Chair, Daniel Doak, at

JOB – Tenure-track Asst. Prof., Environmental Policy, Sewanee

sewaneThe Environmental Studies Program at the University of the South seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with demonstrated talent for teaching and an expertise in Environmental Policy. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in environmental studies with an interdisciplinary focus in environmental policy. Expertise in climate change, sustainable land use, food production systems, watersheds, environmental health, energy or other areas that complement or expand the existing strengths of the faculty are desirable. The successful candidate will maintain an interdisciplinary research program with opportunities for undergraduate involvement. Candidates should be enthusiastic about developing a teaching and research program in the context of the liberal arts tradition in education.

The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, consists of a highly selective, 1,450-student College of Arts and Sciences and a 70-student School of Theology. Located on a 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, it is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Other correspondence may be directed to

JOB – Tenure-Track Position in Human-Environment Interaction

Anthropology LogoThe Department of Anthropology at Stanford University seeks an innovative scholar for a tenure track faculty appointment in the area of the anthropology of human-environment interactions. We seek a motivated, broad thinking scholar whose research focuses on the human dimensions of environmental or resource systems. Research areas could include food, food systems, and food security; natural resource management (including questions surrounding conservation, water and water rights, forests, fisheries, energy, etc.); subsistence and livelihoods; and studies of urban environments, including studies deploying geographic information science. In addition to establishing a vigorous research program, the successful candidate is expected to be a strong participant in Stanford’s interdisciplinary institutes of environment and energy. The successful candidate is also expected to teach classes and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience as well as future plans in these areas and curriculum vitae. Please submit the requested materials in .pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen, Applicants should request 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.