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Assistant Professor of Sustainability

Tenure Track Faculty Job Description

Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sustainability. 

The successful applicant will have demonstrated research experience and the potential to become a leading expert in sustainability research that is distinct from but complementary to research by our current faculty. Particular emphasis will be placed on research in the fields of circular economy, sustainable manufacturing, recycling/material recovery, food systems/organic waste, environmental/sustainability policy, social and behavioral aspects of sustainability, and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in sustainability science.

The responsibilities of the position are teaching, research and service. The faculty member will teach two courses each year: One core course for MS/PhD programs (Fundamentals of Sustainability Science, Industrial Ecology, Risk Analysis, Economics of Sustainability, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, or Technology, Policy and Sustainability) and one departmental elective.
. The faculty member will teach two  courses each year, one core course for MS/PhD programs and one departmental elective. Core courses are Fundamentals of Sustainability Science, Industrial Ecology, Risk Analysis, Economics of Sustainability, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, and Technology, Policy and Sustainability. Additional course information can be found at https://www.rit.edu/study/sustainability-phd#curriculum. Depending on departmental needs, the elective may be in area of candidate’s interest or could involve developing and implementing an undergraduate course in sustainability. The faculty member will build a research program resulting in published peer-reviewed, scholarly research, while mentoring and supporting PhD students with external grants. Service includes serving on department and institute committees and engaging with external communities.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity.

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