Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Energy, Water, and Land Use Interdisciplinary Cluster

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Indiana University – Bloomington Campus

The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington announces a cluster hire in the area of energy, water, and land use. This cluster hire consists of as many as four positions primarily at the assistant professor rank, although applicants with records commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor will also be considered.

The O’Neill School seeks candidates who apply environmental science or social science methods to investigate emerging issues of energy technologies and markets, impacts of climate change on water resources and land use, as well as the management of the public and nonprofit organizations tasked with implementing policies in these areas. Applicants are expected to develop a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students and a nationally competitive program of research, including external funding. The goal of this cluster is to increase O’Neill School expertise in each of these areas as well as their intersection, and to produce relevant high-quality research that examines related impacts and outcomes for communities and ecosystems in which infrastructure and land-use changes will occur. Among the wide range of topics of interest are climate change mitigation and adaptation, climate change policy and governance, energy transitions, water quality and climate, and ecosystem services from land and water resources. The disciplinary composition of the cluster is flexible, though we particularly encourage applications from social scientists whose work focuses on energy economics or energy policy. Other key areas of interest include human activity at the interface of natural resource management and ecosystem valuation, as well as candidates whose work addresses public or nonprofit management to improve understanding of energy, water, and/or land use governance. We also seek environmental scientists working in the area of land use and water resources. An asset for all candidates is a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Successful candidates in the social sciences may conduct research employing either quantitative or qualitative methods, and from within disciplines that include economics, public administration and management, public policy, behavioral sciences, and other related fields. Successful candidates in the environmental sciences may conduct research that spans multiple spatial or temporal scales and uses a diverse set of tools and approaches, including combinations of field studies, experiments, or modeling.

All O’Neill faculty members are expected to interact with our diverse student and faculty community. A record of high-quality publications and pursuit of external funding is a plus. Successful teaching and mentoring of students from many backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) is desirable. Applicants are encouraged to address these topics in their letter of application. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarship commensurate with the desired rank of appointment. In the environmental sciences, preference may be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2023. However, the search may continue until positions are filled. Please submit, via the online system (https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/20310), the following materials:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Statement of research and teaching
  4. Contact information for three references, and
  5. Two representative research papers.

Preferred start date is August 1, 2024.

Applicants with questions about fit to the job description are encouraged to contact the search committee co-chairs: David Konisky (dkonisky@indiana.edu) or Todd Royer (troyer@indiana.edu).

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