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Assistant Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton University Campus

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Princeton University seek outstanding applications for a new faculty position in water science. The position is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred start date of September 1, 2014. The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate field and a proven record of innovation and creativity in conducting quantitative research addressing important and emerging topics within the broad scope of hydrological sciences. Areas of interest include: (1) water and climate, (2) water and energy, (3) water and environmental quality, (4) water and ecosystem integrity, and (5) water and food security. 

In all cases, it is expected that the candidate would be able to immediately make meaningful contributions to the diverse, interdisciplinary environmental research and teaching mission of PEI and CEE's Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Program (EEWR). PEI is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. PEI's mission is to advance knowledge and to develop the next generation of leadership by providing outstanding academic programs and opportunities for advanced scholarship, research, and civic engagement. The goal of CEE's EEWR program is to train outstanding engineers and scientists and to conduct advanced research in areas that are vital to national and international needs in the areas of environmental engineering and water resources. A successful candidate will be expected to complement existing strengths in the program, which include environmental problems in areas such as ecohydrology, land surface - atmosphere interactions including energy and moisture fluxes and their relationship to large-scale climate modeling, remote sensing of environmental variables such as soil moisture and rainfall intensity, carbon mitigation and climate change, subsurface flows & reactive transport, atmospheric dynamics and atmospheric chemistry, the urban environment, and biogeochemistry of contaminated waters. 

Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1300834) and should submit their CV, contact information for five references, and separate statements of research and teaching vision. The statements of research and teaching vision should include the candidate's sense of the field and his or her vision for advancing in the context of such a position. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position should be addressed to Prof. Kelly Caylor.


Project Manager, Southern Ocean Climate & Carbon Observations & Modeling Program (SOCCOM)

SOCCOM

Princeton University is leading a new interdisciplinary research project to conduct groundbreaking research on the Southern Ocean and to determine its influence on climate. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program will involve multiple principal investigators from Princeton and other major research institutions and participate in international observation and simulation efforts.

The Project Manager is a newly created position reporting to the SOCCOM program’s Director. This individual will be charged with managing and optimizing the administrative functions of this new program and facilitating its overall goals.

The Project Manager will play a critical role in the successful day-to-day operation and long-term sustainability of the SOCCOM project and act as principal administrator and outreach liaison, managing program activities for the program’s faculty, students, and staff to ensure that research, development, and broader impacts activities move forward as planned and that goals are achieved.

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To apply, please go to https://jobs.princeton.edu, and search for position requisition # 00007012.  Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Laura Rossi, lrossi@princeton.edu, (609) 258-6376.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

Princeton University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral [or more senior] research positions in the Climate Futures Initiative based at the Princeton Environmental Institute. This initiative builds on the 2011-14 Princeton research community on Communicating Uncertainty of the Princeton University Institute for International and Regional Studies.

The successful applicant will join a small group of economists, environmental scientists and philosophers, to participate in the critical analysis of integrated assessment modelling and in the development of new tools for the construction of scenarios and the normative (efficiency-equity-sustainability) evaluation of alternative growth paths and climate policies. Prior experience with integrated assessment models is not required but familiarity with economic modelling and programming software is recommended. 

The position is for one year with possibility of renewal, and starts on or after February 1, 2015 (no later than September 1, 2015). Applicants who have obtained their PhD in 2011 or later will be given priority.

Applications must include: 2-page research project, CV, one or two representative publications, and contact information for two references to jobs@princeton.edu, (requisition #1400433). For more information about the position and the Climate Futures Initiative please contact Professor Marc Fleurbaey at mfleurba@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2014. The selection will be made soon afterwards.  


Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

Princeton University seeks a postdoctoral or more senior research associate to join the Energy Systems Analysis Group (ESAG) at the Princeton Environmental Institute. ESAG research involves thermodynamic, economic, and environmental systems analysis of advanced energy conversion systems, including processes that transform fossil fuels and/or biomass into electricity, hydrogen, and synthetic liquid or gaseous fuels - with CO2 capture and geologic storage. We are looking for an individual with a Ph.D. in science or engineering to work with us in designing and analyzing such novel facilities. Familiarity with gasification, reforming, CO2 capture, and other relevant process technologies is desirable. A minimum of two years of experience with energy systems modeling with Aspen Plus chemical process simulation software is required. Candidates must have excellent English writing and spoken communication skills.

Appointments are for one year with possibility of renewal pending continued funding and satisfactory performance. Interested applicants should submit a current CV, a cover letter describing specific areas of expertise and interest, and contact information for three references to jobs@princeton.edu (requisition #1300664). For more information about ESAG, see http://www.princeton.edu/pei/energy/.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


PEI

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for post doctoral research associate and more senior research positions focusing on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. These areas include issues surrounding global change; energy and climate; biogeochemical cycles; molecular geochemistry; biodiversity; conservation; environmental science and policy; infectious disease and global health; and sustainable development in impoverished and resource-challenged regions of the world. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applicants should apply online (requisition #1400132) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities

PEI

Princeton University seeks to appoint one or more distinguished humanists whose work is related to the environment. The position(s) will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding. The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave.

The position is supported by the Princeton Environmental Institute -- the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution, who have exceptional records of publication and teaching and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities. Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to key environmental concerns including conservation, biodiversity, global change, energy, sustainable development, global health, clean air and water, wilderness preservation, and environmental justice. Backgrounds in religion and ecology, environmental history, American Studies, environmental criticism, and creative expression are particularly of interest.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the Princeton Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University. The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton. He/she will be expected to teach one or more courses subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects. Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics. Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing.

The incumbent's annual salary will be determined based upon his/her salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested; (3) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (4) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; and (5) a current curriculum vitae.

To apply, please look at https://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1200121). Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Frances Juhasz.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.