JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
University of Utah
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES
A -- General Economics and Teaching
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Society, Water, and Climate abridged ad for posting in Job Openings for Economists:
JEL Classification: Q Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
The University of Utah has created a new, interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on Society, Water, and Climate (SWC). This interdisciplinary cluster is focused on enhancing the University’s core commitment to sustainability and complementing ongoing, related research across departments, colleges, and centers on campus. The University of Utah has hired an ecohydrologist, an air quality scientist and a glaciologist as part of the first round of funding. A full description of the SWC team can be found at .
We are seeking Social or Behavioral Scientist applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the advanced Assistant or Associate rank to begin in July 2016. Candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, and extensive experience in working with diverse researchers from across the disciplinary spectrum on projects that link the natural and social sciences in the areas of climate and/or water.
The successful candidate must examine the human dimensions of environmental change, as they relate to water and climate change. Possible home departments for the hire include: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The successful candidate may also have an affiliation with the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program.
An interdisciplinary committee composed of social and natural scientists will review the applications. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for genuine collaboration in the SWC cluster and with other interdisciplinary centers at the University of Utah.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: employment@ or call 801-581-2300. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, with the position open until filled. Using the online application system ( , applicants should provide a cover letter that discusses their climate and water research and addresses their participation in interdisciplinary research teams. In addition applicants should provide a CV and research statement.
Applicants need to provide the names, institutions, and email addresses of exactly three references who will only be contacted if the applicant advances past the first round of review. The search committee also requests that candidates upload three examples of published research (journal articles, book excerpts, etc.). Questions regarding the cluster or positions should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs, Drs. Andrea Brunelle and Haimanti Bhattacharya ( and .
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