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Application for Professor


Princeton Environmental Institute - the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education and outreach at Princeton University -- seeks distinguished candidates for a senior appointment (tenured level) in the natural and applied sciences.  We seek an individual with a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching in a field that may include, but is not limited to, global change biology and chemistry, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, ecosystem services, food systems, and environmental hydrology.  We seek a broad thinker who can integrate perspectives across one or more disciplines including geosciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry, engineering, hydrology, and/or applied mathematics. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the department best suited to his or her research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Fields of specialization are open.

Applicants should apply online at and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three potential referees. The letter of interest should include the candidate's vision of the field and identify major unanswered questions of interest to them. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Postdoctoral Research Associate


The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for postdoctoral research associate and more senior research positions focusing on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. These areas include issues surrounding global change; energy and climate; biogeochemical cycles; molecular geochemistry; biodiversity; conservation; environmental science and policy; infectious disease and global health; and sustainable development in impoverished and resource-challenged regions of the world. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted online.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.