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Tenured Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Sciences in Global Environmental Change

Emory University, Environmental Sciences Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

Position Description

The Department of Environmental Sciences (ENVS) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, is searching for an established colleague with a strong track record of teaching and research focused on the environmental and human dimensions of global environmental change. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar, who conducts climate research that integrates biophysical processes with social issues, with a focus on broader impacts.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department with 20 Faculty who work on a range of human-environmental challenges that bridge social and natural sciences. ENVS is expanding and will start a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Fall 2025. Emory is in the city of Atlanta, which provides unique synergistic connections to other institutions. We seek a passionate, institution-builder to fill a tenured faculty position to expand the research expertise covered in the department. We also seek an individual who fosters collaboration within and across departments and programs at Emory University and beyond.

The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of extramurally funded research and leadership in climate science and related fields. In addition to actively researching and publishing, the candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and provide service to the department, college, university, and beyond. All faculty responsibilities are documented here:



- A Ph.D. in Climate Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Hydrology, Earth System Sciences, Oceanography, Earth Sciences, or a related field.

- Experience equivalent to a tenured faculty position at an R1 university.

- Strong record of scholarship and research accomplishments demonstrated by publications in reputable and impactful peer-reviewed journals.

- Strong record of external research funding from various nationally or internationally recognized agencies.

- Proven excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels and/or effective communication skills in engaging a diversity of audiences.

- Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic environment.

- Strong record of collaboration with colleagues in diverse disciplines and ability and willingness to engage in practice-oriented scholarship and partnership with community, non-profits, and other non-academic sectors.

- Demonstrated leadership in advancing interdisciplinary and/or actionable climate research and education at local, regional, national, or international scales.

For full consideration, applicants should upload the following materials with their application to the following web site:

Required application materials (to be submitted electronically):

1.Curriculum vitae

2.Letter of application (2 pages max)

3.Statement of research and teaching interests (2 pages max each)

4.Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1 page max)

5.Writing samples (a maximum of three, which may include journal articles, book chapters, and other forms of writing)

6.List of three references with title, organization, mailing address, email address, and telephone number; these references will be contacted only for the later stages of the search, and with the applicant’s permission.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 2023, and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin on September 1, 2024.

Questions related to the position (but not application materials) should be addressed to and addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Eri Saikawa (please use “Climate Search” in the subject).

Further information about Emory University Department of Environmental Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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