The Earth and Resource Science department at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking to fill a tenure-track (9 month contract) position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Energy and Sustainability to begin Fall 2014. The ideal candidate will contribute to our two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors—(1) energy and sustainable systems and (2) environmental science and planning. The candidate will have experience or interest in university-wide, local, and regional sustainability planning and programming. Knowledge of renewable energy technologies, green building principles, energy accounting, and building deconstruction is desired. A Ph.D. in Environmental or Energy Planning, Geography, Natural Resources, or a related field is required at the time of hire. Other desirable qualifications include experience or knowledge in Architecture or Engineering, Urban/Regional Planning, and Geographic Information Systems and/or Remote Sensing.
Our department is committed to community outreach and service-learning that emphasize topics such as urban planning, Geographic Information Systems, environmental planning, and emerging trends in sustainability science. To support our teaching, research, and outreach efforts, the department has developed the Urban Alternatives House within a neighborhood adjacent to campus. This house has a community-based classroom that serves as a model of energy efficiency. The house also supports community engagement by addressing local issues related to energy technology, environmental planning, and climate solutions. The person hired for this position will assist with the activity programming and management of this resource. To view the house and browse our program offerings please go to www.umflint.edu/ers. In addition, the department has recently instituted a GIS Center that supports the spatial research and mapping needs for the entire campus.
The University of Michigan-Flint is part of the University of Michigan system, one of the leading public research institutions in the United States. Our campus has state of the art computing, library, and classroom facilities that serve our 8,500 students. The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to providing students opportunities for community engagement and robust liberal arts education. Since 2005, enrollment on the Flint campus has climbed 33%. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
To apply, submit via email a cover letter addressing research, teaching, and service; curriculum vitae; and a list of 3-4 references to firstname.lastname@example.org, or applicants can submit their materials via mail to ERS Search, Earth and Resource Science, 516 Murchie Science Building, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502-1950. Questions may be directed to Laura Bender at email@example.com or 810-762-3153. Application reviews begin January 13, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.