Tenure-track faculty position in global environmental change, natural resources and human well-being

Closing date: 1 November 2006

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, is searching for a new faculty member in the areas of the "Global Environmental Change, Natural Resources and Human Well-being" as part of a campus-wide initiative in global sustainability and international environmental affairs.

We seek an outstanding scholar, who examines the linkages between global environmental issues (including such issues as land use / land cover change, climate change, atmospheric pollution, loss of biodiversity), the state of crucial natural resources (such as freshwater systems, agricultural lands, forests and timber resources, fisheries, biological reserves) and issues of human well-being and health (air and water quality, risk of natural hazards, emerging diseases, food and water security). For example, topics of interest include:

- Changing global environmental conditions and the emergence of disease
- Connections between atmospheric chemistry, air pollution and human health
- Urban environment systems
- Environmental change and natural disasters
- Effects of global environmental change on freshwater resources or agriculture
- Vulnerability / resilience of human-environment systems to environmental change
- Application of system dynamics, modeling or environmenta! l informatics to problem solving

We will consider applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, including (but not limited to) epidemiology and environmental / public health, environmental science, global change, ecology, geography, earth and atmospheric sciences, and environmental informatics. Scientists who explore connections to the social sciences and policy aspects of their work are especially encouraged.

The position will be based in a new interdisciplinary research and graduate training center - the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), which is part of the campus' Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Teaching, research and service responsibilities will be shared between the Nelson Institute and other appropriate departments on campus (which will be negotiated to best suit the candidate's interests). We expect that the faculty members will be hired at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. In exceptional cases, we may consider candidates for the Associate or Full Professor levels.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. a current curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications;
  2. a personal statement discussing the candidate's research, teaching and outreach philosophy, and how these would fit into a framework of collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship;
  3. three letters of reference
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Prof. Jonathan Foley, Director - Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin.For a more complete description of the position and the campus-wide initiative in global sustainability and international environmental affairs please visit http://www.sage.wisc.edu/cluster.