Ecological Economist at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Assistant Professor in Environmental/Ecological Economics

UPDATE: This position is closed

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in environmental/ecological economics, or closely related field, with a broad analytical interest/capability related to coupled natural-human systems. The appointment begins September 1, 2016. The School for the Environment is an established and growing transdisciplinary school integrating natural and social scientific approaches to better understand earth-system processes, and manage complex interactions between human and environmental processes.

We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise and ability to develop a mature research program in socio-economic dimensions of the environment, particularly in coastal systems. Specialties of interest include economic applications to environmental decision making; sustainability policy; social adaptation and mitigation of global climate and environmental change at various system levels; and, the consequences of market and regulatory contexts for decision-making.

In addition to expertise in his/her field, the successful candidate must have a strong conceptual and theoretical background in social-economic-ecological systems as well as proven skills in relevant methodological approaches.  The ideal candidate must possess strong analytical and research skills and is expected to: develop a nationally recognized funded research program in his/her area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses within core curriculum and in his/her area of expertise; and advise and support graduate students.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate in economics or a closely aligned economics-informed field (e.g., human ecology, quantitative environmental policy analysis).  Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and research in a transdisciplinary program and a strong publication record and experience working on large, transdisciplinary research projects.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching experience/interests and research interests as they relate to the above, including evidence of collaborative capabilities; 3) a detailed CV; and 4) the names and contact information for three references.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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