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.  The individual should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching in a field that may include, but is not limited to, global change, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and environmental fluids and 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 her or his research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute. Fields of specialization are open.

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is a globally recognized center for environmental research and teaching with more than 120 associated faculty members representing 27 academic disciplines whose research and teaching focuses on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues.  The Institute has legacy strengths in studies of the global climate system, biogeochemistry of the oceans and atmosphere, biocomplexity, and ecohydrology including several long-term interdisciplinary projects focused on climate and energy, the Southern Ocean, water and the environment, urban sustainability, and climate and disease.

PEI faculty engage with students on a variety of environmental topics with support from University resources. Ian Bourg (left), assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, teaches students beside Princeton’s Lake Carnegie. (Photo by Isometric Studio)

Applicants should apply online at  https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=9341 and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, teaching statement, a summary of research plans, and a list 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 the candidate. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

We seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the institute and attract and retain a diverse student body.

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. 

 


Senior PEI search in Carbon Mitigation 2018-2019

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 any field relating to climate change and carbon mitigation.    We seek an individual with a demonstrated record of excellence in disciplinary scholarship and teaching, with complementary interests in interdisciplinary research and an ability to communicate to, and work with, entities outside the academy, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, industry partners, and the broader public.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can take an active leadership role in Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Intitiative.  The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the department best suited to her or his research areas and in the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Applicants should apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/9661 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, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

We seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the institute and attract and retain a diverse student body.

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 Research Associate

The Princeton Environmental Institute 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. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field.

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.

 


Environmental Humanities, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Princeton Environmental Institute invites applications at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in the Environmental Humanities. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research. This is a joint position between the Princeton Environmental Institute and a partnering humanities department.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping forge links across disciplines, building on the Princeton’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary and international approaches to the environmental humanities. The expertise of the successful candidate is open with respect to discipline. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

All research approaches are welcome, including those related to animal and plant studies, the built environment, climate change, the digital environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, the energy humanities, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental law, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, public health, queer ecologies, race studies, religious studies, socioenvironmental futures, and urban and regional planning.

Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13221 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, , a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. You will also be required to submit contact information for three references. For full consideration, please submit your application by October 5, 2019.

We seek a faculty member who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. The ideal candidate will enhance the work of the Princeton Environmental Institute and their home department and will attract and retain a diverse student body. We strongly encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups.

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

 


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Global Food System and Climate/Environment Tradeoffs

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher to address the global food system and its interactions with climate, biodiversity and socioeconomical-political constraints. Agriculture, from production to consumption, has one of the largest environmental footprints of all human activities. We seek applicants from the natural, social and engineering sciences as well as the humanities who are keenly interested in solving the global food problem in ways that are environmentally and economically sustainable. Of interest is the application of novel quantitative and modeling approaches to understand food system tradeoffs associated with climate change, water/nutrient cycles, biodiversity loss, and/or socioeconomic factors.

The ‘Feeding the World in 2050’ initiative is a partnership between Princeton University, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The successful applicant will join a growing community of faculty and postdoctoral associates who are building a program in Food, Agriculture and Environment at Princeton and in association with our partner institutions. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field. The appointment is for one year, with possibility for renewal.

Applicants should apply https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13881 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted online. Evaluation of applications will begin October 31 and continue until the position are filled.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer/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.