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Open Rank Faculty Search: Cross Disciplinary Search- Sustainability and Resilience

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

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Open Rank Faculty Search: Cross Disciplinary Search- Sustainability and Resilience

About the Opportunity

Northeastern University is searching for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty candidates at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and/or Professor) as part of a coordinated university-wide search in the broad research area of Sustainability and Resilience. Recent events have highlighted the importance of societies and ecological systems that are both sustainable and resilient when confronted with enormous challenges such as (1) climate change, (2) social and environmental injustice, (3) biodiversity loss, and (4) global disruptions including war, pandemics, or disasters. Global progress in these areas requires transformative scholarship and leadership in many areas, including but not limited to governance and policy, infrastructure system design and construction (with emphasis on innovative infrastructure designs, decarbonization, biological conservation and climate justice), regulatory design that encourages social, political and economic transitions (such as efficient and equitable uses of resources, emphasis on renewables), and fair distribution of burdens without undo impact on other species, the environment and communities with environmental justice concerns. Additional areas of emphasis include connectivity of global supply chains, the future of work, development of inclusive workforces, life cycle impacts of urban architecture including operational and embodied carbon emissions, mitigation and adaptation of coastal ecosystems and settlements, the interaction of genomes with their environments, and the design of resilient and equitable communities and cities. Candidates who employ research methods spanning multiple disciplines and who intend to build interdisciplinary research programs that center on justice and ecological integrity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty will have a primary tenure home department in one of the following colleges: College of Engineering, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, College of Arts, Media and Design, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, or the School of Law. A secondary joint appointment in a different college or a different department is also possible depending on the candidate's discipline and interests.

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 positions in relevant departments in areas related to engineered solutions for sustainability and resilience, click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - College of Engineering - Sustainability and Resilience

If you are interested in the COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANTIES faculty positions in areas of security, ecological integrity, environmental governance, human rights, or diplomacy as related to sustainability and resilience, click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor on the Environment

If you are interested in the COLLEGE OF ARTS, MEDIA AND DESIGN faculty positions related to sustainability and resilience with a preferred tenure home in one of CAMD's six departments (Architecture, Art+Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theatre), click here:
Open Rank Professor in Sustainability and Resilience

If you are interested in the D'AMORE-MCKIM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS faculty positions in global sustainability, the future of work, sustainable finance and investing, ESG reporting, or supply chain sustainability, click here:
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Business - Sustainability and Resilienc">e

If you are interested in the SCHOOL OF LAW faculty positions focused on environmental justice, including laws relating to climate change, land use policy, or urban affairs, click here:
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - School of Law

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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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