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Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
Senior Energy or Climate Change Faculty Position in the Social Sciences

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111473285
Date Posted: 11/20/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Energy or Climate Change Faculty Position in the Social Sciences
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Q4 -- Energy
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Socio-environmental systems modeling
Integrated assessment modeling
Data-driven decision making
Environmental and climate justice
Climate adaptation and resilience
Carbon capture/storage and greenhouse gas mitigation
Energy transition
Community energy initiatives
Energy poverty
Full Text of JOE Listing:

At Boston College, the recently established Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society enhances multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and pedagogies that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, environment, and health. Established with a naming gift by BC Trustee Phil Schiller ’82 and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, the Institute is housed in a brand new integrated sciences building and connects faculty across the sciences, humanities, and professional schools. In last year’s inaugural faculty cohort, the Institute hired its first three Core faculty members, who are globally recognized leaders of climate science, global sustainability, and renewable energy technology.

Now in the second phase of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative, the Institute currently seeks a faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with a well-developed research program in one of two related areas: a) climate change impact, mitigation and adaptation, or b) the energy transition. This position will be appointed in one of the social sciences departments of the Morrissey College of Arts and Science or the School of Social Work. Examples of relevant areas of research include: socio-environmental systems modeling; integrated assessment modeling; data-driven decision making; environmental and climate justice; climate adaptation and resilience; carbon capture/storage and greenhouse gas mitigation; societal, political, psychological or economic aspects of the transition to cleaner/renewable energy systems; community energy initiatives; and energy poverty.

The Institute seeks collaborative scholars working across academic disciplines who will build integrated teams with Schiller Institute Core faculty and across the University. Institute faculty members are expected to strengthen the research profile of the university; stimulate collaborative, problem-focused research; develop, design, and participate in interdisciplinary curricula and co-curricular activities; build partnerships with leading institutions and organizations; and advance the results of BC applied research into the public sphere.

Diversity is a core value of Boston College, and the Schiller Institute is committed to advancing the University’s commitments to equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.

Application requirements and instructions can be found at

Nominations and inquiries can be made to Professor Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, at

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/14/2024