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Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities

PEI Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2018-19 academic year. The position will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding. The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave.

The position is supported by the Princeton Environmental Institute -- the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to key environmental concerns including conservation, biodiversity, global change, energy, sustainable development, global health, clean air and water, wilderness preservation, and environmental justice. Backgrounds in religion and ecology, environmental history, American Studies, environmental criticism, and creative expression are particularly of interest.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the Princeton Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University. The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton. He/she will be expected to teach an average of one course per semester subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects. Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics. Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing.

The incumbent's annual salary will be determined based upon his/her salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (3) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; (4) a current curriculum vitae and (5) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials. The names and contact information for three references should be indicated as part of the application. However, PEI will request letters only for the finalists.

To apply, please visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4601. A review of complete applications will begin on January 16, 2018. Questions about the application process may be directed to Frances Juhasz at fcjuhasz@princeton.edu.


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Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for post doctoral 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. 

Applicants should apply online (requisition #1600153) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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

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

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.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

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Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry, biochemistry, or a related field by the start date of employment. Preferred research skills include analytical chemistry (LC-MS, GC-MS), metabolic modeling, and cell culture techniques. 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 must apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. 

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.