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Open Rank Faculty Search: Cross Disciplinary Search- Food, Energy, Water Nexus

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2022

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Open Rank Faculty Search: Cross Disciplinary Search- Food, Energy, Water Nexus

About the Opportunity

Northeastern University is searching for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty candidates at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) as part of a coordinated university-wide search in the broad research areas at the nexus of food, water, and energy. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus has a complex and intertwined influence on our everyday lives, with socio-economic, medical, and environmental impacts across the globe. Critical interdependencies are being laid bare, for example as climate change-induced drought is decimating crops and shutting down power plants for lack of cooling water, while at the same time increasing electricity demand for air conditioning. Sustaining these essential resources through the 21st century and avoiding mass species extinction will require a deep understanding of the interconnections between socio-technical and ecological systems as well as innovations in reducing risks and improving resilience and sustainability. This complex nexus with its different contributors will need to adapt and evolve over time in response to changes within our broad global ecosystem. Therefore, with research areas from supply chain resilience to the blue economy, multi- and interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, architects, designers, humanists, ecologists, social scientists, policy-makers, ethicists, and economists working at the food-energy-water nexus will tackle grand challenges to improve our world.

Faculty will have a primary tenure home department in one of the following colleges: College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Arts, Media and Design, or the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. A secondary joint appointment in a different college or a different department is encouraged depending on the candidate's discipline and interests. Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams across the University and will complement existing strengths. Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations.


Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Candidates interested in conducting high-impact research programs and committed to teaching excellence in the broad areas above are encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a discipline relevant to one of the representative areas of interest and the department of primary appointment by the appointment start date is required. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the College of Engineering faculty position in areas related to engineered solutions at the food-energy-water nexus, click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - College of Engineering - Food, Energy, Water Nexus

If you are interested in the College of Science faculty position on Sustainable Blue Economy, click here:
Open Rank: Assistant/Associate/Professor - Sustainable Blue Economies

If you are interested in a College of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty position focused on studying and developing innovative and transformative responses to anthropogenic environmental disruptions and climate change in areas such as: environmental governance and diplomacy; security and resilience; displacement; biodiversity conservation and ecological integrity indigenous conceptions of nature and the environment; social, religious, and cultural practices; ethnic, regional, and international conflict; health; technological innovation; and economics click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor on the Environment

If you are interested in a College of Arts, Media and Design faculty position in Food, Water, Energy Nexus, with a preferred tenure home in one of CAMD's six departments / schools (Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theatre), click here:
Open Rank Professor in Food, Water, Energy Nexus

If you are interested in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty positions in supply chain resilience and global entrepreneurship. click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Business - Food, Water, and Energy

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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