Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Professor (all ranks) in Sustainability and Energy
Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the Environmental & Resource Management area to support a broad initiative related to sustainability and energy. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the Environmental & Resource Management program and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and will focus on areas such as environmental systems management; natural resources economics; life cycle assessment; and, environmental techno-economic analysis and risk management.

The School seeks candidates who will contribute to the degree programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its design aspirations such as enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. The current opening is intended to broaden the School’s expertise and expand collaborations that support ASU’s goals of the New American University. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities related to this initiative.

Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2018. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The Polytechnic School is currently the most involved in the interest areas of this research.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in engineering, sciences, natural resources economics, or management, or related discipline at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
  • Knowledge and experience related to: 1) environmental systems management, especially integration, risk management, and operations research; 2) life cycle assessment, techno-economic or GIS modeling related to the water/food/energy nexus
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills are expected from the prospective candidates

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching including research collaborations with other scientists or engineers
  • Collaboration with external constituencies to create desired synergies and partnerships
  • Application of research outcomes for sustainable solutions to societal needs

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement Describing Research Interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Contact Information for Three References

Candidates with experience and a proven track record in the sustainability, risk management, and techno-economics of utilizing algae or other photosynthetic organisms in the water/food/energy nexus are encouraged to apply.

For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Larry Olson at Larry.Olson@asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Please see ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and ASU’s Title IX policy can be located at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.