The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sustainability. The successful applicant will have demonstrated research experience and the potential to become a leading expert in sustainability research that is distinct from but complementary to research by our current faculty. Particular emphasis will be placed on research in the fields of circular economy, sustainable manufacturing, recycling/material recovery, sustainable business, food systems/organic waste, environmental/sustainability policy, social and behavioral aspects of sustainability, and applied data science for sustainability.The responsibilities of the position are teaching, research and service. The faculty member will teach two courses each year: One core course for MS/PhD programs (Fundamentals of Sustainability Science, Industrial Ecology, Risk Analysis, Economics of Sustainability, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, or Technology, Policy and Sustainability) and one departmental elective.. The faculty member will teach two courses each year, one core course for MS/PhD programs and one departmental elective. Core courses are Fundamentals of Sustainability Science, Industrial Ecology, Risk Analysis, Economics of Sustainability, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, and Technology, Policy and Sustainability. Additional course information can be found at https://www.rit.edu/study/sustainability-phd#curriculum. Depending on departmental needs, the elective may be in area of candidate's interest or could involve developing and implementing an undergraduate course in sustainability. The faculty member will build a research program resulting in published peer-reviewed, scholarly research, while mentoring and supporting PhD students with external grants. Service includes serving on department and institute committees and engaging with external communities.We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology is a leader in sustainability education and research. The Institute is currently staffed by seven academic faculty, seven research faculty, and over 60 professional staff scientists, engineers and administrative support personnel. Degrees offered include Master of Architecture, M.S. in Sustainable Systems, and Ph.D. in Sustainability. These programs are led by multidisciplinary faculty who collaborate with organizations locally, nationally, and internationally to create solutions to complex sustainability challenges. GIS also recognizes and is committed to the value of a diverse graduate student community, with strong recruitment and enrollment of female and underrepresented students. The flagship of GIS is the LEED platinum-certified Sustainability Hall, a $38 million, 84,000 ft2 facility dedicated to the GIS academic mission. The building serves as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach, and provides a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design. It incorporates a "smart" microgrid and a variety of sustainable technologies, including a 400 kW phosphoric acid fuel cell, 40 kW photovoltaic array, geothermal wells, and a green roof with rainwater harvesting. Additional information can be found at https://www.rit.edu/sustainabilityinstitute/.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Required Minimum Education Level
Faculty Type (Tenure Status)
Economics of Sustainability, Sustainability- Business, Sustainability- Social Sciences, Sustainable Energy Systems, Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Production Systems
Anticipated Start Date
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8265BR . Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
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