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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Risk and Adaptation

The Department of Earth System Science and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of Environmental Risk and Adaptation. The focus of the search is on risks from global environmental change to people and the planet, including adapting to, planning for, and reducing such risks. We are searching for a creative and innovative scholar with a demonstrated research record who is also committed to high-quality teaching, including a demonstrated ability or potential in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (including women, minorities, and others from underrepresented backgrounds). The search is open to all levels, but with a strong preference for a junior appointment. 

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills with potential to establish a vigorous research program. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated interests in interacting effectively with a broad range of colleagues, such as in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, across the university and/or outside institutions. The successful applicant is expected to teach classes in interdisciplinary and disciplinary programs and mentor graduate students. 


Contact Name: 
Javier Illueca
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How to Apply

Please apply online with the following application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three or more referees, a statement describing teaching experience and interests, a statement outlining the applicant’s prior and current research, and a vision statement that outlines one or more major unsolved problems in the applicant’s specific field of interest and how she/he plans to address them. 

Submit your application at The search committee will request letters of recommendation for a subset of applicants following review of these materials. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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