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Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Adaptation and Climate Change, Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities

CFI

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative, are seeking postdoctoral research associate or more senior applications in urban adaptation to climate change, hired at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist, Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior, for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic and nuanced understanding of urban issues today. Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline.

We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the ‘anthropocene’; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative. We will accept applicants from those who have recently earned a Ph.D. or M.Arch.

This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute’s Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 11, 2017 for full consideration to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1362.

The Mellon research associate will receive a $75,000, 10-month, academic year salary for 2017-18, plus benefits. He or she will be able to draw from a small fund for programs that he/she would like to initiate.  One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications at the time of appointment.  This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

 


Visiting Position in Urban Adaptation and Climate Change, Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities and the Climate Futures Initiative

CFI

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative, are seeking fellowship applications in urban adaptation to climate change, for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic and nuanced understanding of urban issues today. Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline.

We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the ‘anthropocene’; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative. We will accept applicants taking a sabbatical year.

This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute’s Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 11, 2017 for full consideration to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/1361.

The Mellon Fellow will receive a $75,000, 10-month, academic year salary for 2017-18, plus benefits contingent upon acceptable employment and salary verification from candidate’s home institution. The Fellow will be able to draw from a small fund for programs that he/she would like to initiate.  One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Appointment rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications at the time of appointment.

 


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.

 


Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

CFI

The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy.  Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to participate in the UCHV and PEI communities and will have responsibility for contributing the equivalent of one course each year to the undergraduate or graduate programs of the Institute or University Center. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to the ethical issues of global change, subject to the needs of the Institute and University Center, sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty, or other forms of service as suggested by the Institute or University Center.    

For more information on the Climate Futures Initiative, see http://scholar.princeton.edu/cfi/home.  

Qualifications

To be eligible, an applicant must have completed his/her Ph.D.  The applicant’s dissertation need not be specifically in the ethics of climate change, but persons applying to this position will be expected to demonstrate relevant background and commitment to working on a research project in the focal area during their time at Princeton.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research in ethics, climate science, and policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out in an interdisciplinary environment. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program may also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2017, with the expectation of renewal for an additional year, assuming good performance. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be in residence for the duration of his/her appointment. This is a full time position.  As such, the individual accepting this position may not be employed by another institution during the term of his/her appointment at Princeton.

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online and  include the following materials:

  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words) conforming to the expectations stated above. Please identify a statement of research plans and its connection to the focal area described for this position. Also, please indicate a title for the research project at the beginning of the proposal
  3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representative of your scholarly achievement or potential; and
  4. Contact information for two referees, each of whom will be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

All materials must be submitted online by April 3, 2017. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on April 6, 2017. Decisions will be announced by June 1, 2017.

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

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.