The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society -- jointly
with the Departments of Anthropology; Earth, Environmental and
Planetary Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Epidemiology;
and Sociology -- invites applications from rising leaders in the
natural, social, public health, and environmental justice aspects
of climate change.
This open rank search will seek to fill endowed university
chairs with a tenure or tenure-track home in any of the
participating departments. Even though the positions are for
endowed chairs, we are seeking an excellent and diverse pool of
applicants at any rank. 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 the
intended home department and the institute, while demonstrating the
potential to work across both units.
IBES supports research to understand the interactions between
natural, human and social systems. We cultivate strong research in
five disciplinary areas: conservation science, land change science,
climate science, environmental health, and institutions and human
behavior. We are also looking to build upon globally emerging
strategic research directions in migration and environmental
justice, but our interests are not limited to these areas. Our
teaching programs prepare future leaders to envision and build a
just and sustainable world. The Institute also seeks to consolidate
and bridge the departmental interest areas listed below.
The Department of Anthropology seeks to hire an anthropologist
of the environment with a focus on political ecology, political
economy and science and technology studies. The Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is interested in
a scholar whose research addresses pressing issues in the
science of environmental change that are particularly informed by
questions in ecology or evolutionary biology. The Department of
Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) is particularly
looking to consolidate strengths in areas of past and future
climate change, sea level rise, and the geophysics of glaciology.
The Department of Epidemiology seeks to build further strength in
the area of climate and health, including the impacts of sea level
rise, urbanization, ecosystem change, or extreme weather events.
The Department of Sociology seeks to hire a scholar whose research
on environment intersects with one or more areas of existing and
emerging strength including demography, development, economic
sociology, education, gender, health, political sociology,
race/ethnicity, and urban and spatial sociology.
Applicants must have a PhD at the time of starting work. The
start date can be July 1 or Sept 1, 2019 or Jan 1, 2020. All
candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement; (2) a research
statement; (3) a diversity and inclusion statement (4) a curriculum
vitae; (5) two writing samples (which may be a journal article,
book prospectus, book chapter, or other appropriate product); and
(6) 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. Candidates should indicate their preferred
tenure home department at the time of application. Candidates
should feel free to contact the Director of IBES or the Chair of
their proposed home department for further information.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by
October 1st, 2018; 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.