Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Climate Change

Providence, Rhode Island (US)
Jul 25, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
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The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) -- jointly with the Departments of Anthropology; Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS); Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Epidemiology; and Sociology -- invites applications from rising leaders in the natural, socio-economic, public health, and environmental justice aspects of climate change.

This open rank search will seek to fill between 2 and 4 endowed university chairs with a tenure home in any of the participating departments. The endowed chairs are named faculty positions that include a small fund in perpetuity (in addition to start up funds) to assist chair holders in achieving their research and teaching goals.  We are particularly interested in scholars who demonstrate research excellence, an interest in working to promote diversity and inclusion in environmental disciplines, and a dedication to teaching and research mentoring. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of research and teaching that complements the strengths of both DEEPS and IBES, while demonstrating the potential to work across both units. The ideal candidate is likely to be a senior assistant or associate professor (or equivalent rank). 

DEEPS seeks to build on current strengths in climate change and related sciences. Examples of research areas of interest include: modeling and observation of past, present and future climate; coastal environments and geomorphology; sea level change - including oceanography, glaciology, geophysics, and paleo-records; carbon cycling and biogeochemistry; water cycling, sustainability, and hydrogeochemistry; planetary climates; and remote sensing. Candidates whose work involves natural sciences of climate change in conjunction with societal aspects--such as hazards, resources, sustainability, and equity--are of particular interest.

Applicants must have a PhD at the time of starting work. Candidates should submit a teaching statement; a research statement; a diversity and inclusion statement; a CV; two writing samples (e.g., journal article, book prospectus, or book chapter); and a cover letter describing their interest in the position. Candidates currently holding tenured faculty positions should provide the names of three referees; these referees will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. Candidates that do not currently hold a tenured faculty position should have three letters of reference submitted before the application deadline. Interested candidates should feel free to contact Prof. Greg Hirth (Greg_Hirth @brown.edu) for further information.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1st, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/50691

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.