Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two Faculty Positions, Vanderbilt University's Institute for Energy and the Environment

Vanderbilt University (VU) seeks to fill two positions this year in the social, natural, or engineering sciences to build disciplinary strengths in energy and the environment and to nurture interdisciplinary research and scholarship through VU’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE). VIEE focuses on fundamental research and scholarship that addresses the critical problem of meeting energy demands while controlling, reversing, and mitigating environmental consequences. As such, we seek individuals who have a strong interest in linkages between the social sciences and the natural and engineering sciences and who have a broad systems perspective. We anticipate that one position will be at a tenure-track Assistant Professor level and one will be at the tenured Associate or Full Professor level, both to begin in Fall 2011. Successful candidates will be appointed in an academic Department (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Human and Organizational Development, or Sociology) appropriate to their specialization, and also be appointed as a Fellow in VIEE. Applications, including a letter of interest, c.v., statements of research and teaching interests, and names of at least three people to serve as references, should be submitted as a pdf file via email ( to Search Committee Chair, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vanderbilt University. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Vanderbilt University was recently ranked 12th on The Scientist’s 2010 Best Places to Work in Academia (US locations), and in 2009 became the first ever educational institution to be ranked in Fortune Magazine’s top 100 places to work. Vanderbilt is located in the beautiful and historic city of Nashville, Tennessee which offers a full range of cultural amenities, two major professional sports franchises, an abundance of parks and outdoor recreation, a temperate climate, and a low cost of living. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer and scholars of color are especially encouraged to apply. Information about the Institute and Vanderbilt University may be found at

1 comment:

  1. Hello Dude,

    Nice information! Landing a faculty job can be challenging if you aren't familiar with the process. For the most part, academic jobs at most universities involve multiple interviews and at least one campus visit. Thanks a lot.
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