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

Environmental Humanities

Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2016-2017 academic year. The position 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.

Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, (requisition #1500942). Questions about the application process for these positions may be directed to Frances Juhasz at fcjuhasz@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.


Professor and Assistant Professor

PEI

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a senior and a junior appointment in the field of environmental science or environmental engineering. The positions will be given to scholars with a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching who work in fields such as, but not limited to, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology. The successful candidates will be jointly appointed in the departments best suited to their research and in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The senior position will be filled at the tenured level and the junior position is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Fields of specialization are open.

Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition #1500904 for the senior position and requisition #1500903 for the junior position) and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, and a list of three potential referees. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s vision of the field and identify major unanswered questions. Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

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 #1500081) 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.


PEI

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)  invite applications for a post-doctoral research associate and more senior research position to work with Professor Jess Metcalf on a Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health grant. The successful candidate will work on epidemiological dynamics, employing a mixture of theory and statistical analysis of data, for a range of different infections. The emphasis will be on understanding the seasonal cycle of infectious diseases, links to seasonal human movement, climate, and land use change. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Applicants should apply online 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. in quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, statistics or an equivalent area. Additional experience in infectious disease modeling and particularly handling large datasets is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.princeton.edu, and look for position requisition #1500395.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.