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The Department of Earth and Environment of Florida International University invites applicants for the following TWO positions with tenure or tenure-track depending on candidate’s merit:

(A)        Associate Professor in Environmental Sustainability
(B)        Associate Professor in GIS & Remote Sensing

Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in sustainability science or closely related fields and conduct research and teaching in the same area. The department particularly seek individuals conducting transformative, interdisciplinary, extramurally-funded research at the interface of human and natural systems. 

Environmental Sustainability is a complex field spanning the environmental, social and economic systems. They seek scientists experienced at working across disciplines, with a strong background in any of the following areas: systems ecology, urban systems, water, sustainable food systems, bio-environmental systems, green technologies, resource economics and policy, and/or regional sustainability planning. The ability to evaluate “sustainability” scenarios and plans through quantitative methods and/or modeling is of interest to the department.     

Principal responsibilities will include establishment of a strong externally funded research program, development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including policy makers and resource managers; and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in their BA in Sustainability Program.

Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing

Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in environmental science, geoscience, geography, engineering or related fields, conduct research in GIS and/or remote sensing and teach related classes.

GIS & Remote Sensing is a complex field spanning environmental, social and economic systems. They seek interdisciplinary scientists with a strong background in GIS & remote sensing technologies with emphasis on coastal hazards, sea level rise impacts and storm surge flooding.

Principal responsibilities will include (1) establishment of a strong externally funded research program, (2) development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including weather and coastal forecasting agencies, policy makers and resource managers, and (3) teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in their GIS center.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID: 519022 at FIU career site and attach cover letter (detailing which position is being applied for), a detailed curriculum vitae, and statements of Research, Teaching, and Diversity Inclusion philosophies as a single pdf file.

The CV and cover letters should provide detailed evidence of a record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to have an extramurally, well-funded, active research program that includes transferable funding that will aid in launching their program at FIU. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee. 

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 30th, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled. Assistance in writing diversity statements can be found here.