Stanford University seeks an innovative scholar to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of human–environment interactions in coastal zones.
The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in both the Department of Environmental Earth System Science (https://pangea.stanford.edu/departments/eess/) and the Center for Oceans Solutions (COS) in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment (http://www.centerforoceansolutions.org/). EESS is an interdisciplinary department with a research focus on current and future environmental problems. COS is a collaboration among Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute that works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on those challenges.
The appointment will be joint between the Department of Environmental Earth System Science and the Stanford Woods Institute. The level of the appointment is open, with a preference for candidates at the junior rank. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scholar whose research bridges the natural science and human dimensions of the coastal environment, with a focus on understanding how human and biophysical processes interact to affect the structure and function of marine and coastal systems.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program that employs strong analytical methods. The successful candidate is also expected to teach classes and mentor graduate students in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science, to teach in the interdisciplinary environmental programs offered at Stanford (such as Earth Systems and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources), and to be a leader in the broader oceans and marine communities at Stanford, including through active leadership of campus-wide interdisciplinary oceans initiatives.
The position will involve research and teaching at Stanford's main campus, with close ties to Hopkins Marine Station and to COS partners and collaborators. Given the mission of COS, we are particularly interested in candidates with a desire to engage the public about scientific issues regarding coastal systems.
Applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching experience and interest should be included with your submission. Please apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2644. The search committee will request letters of recommendation for a subset of applicants following review of these materials.
Review of applications will begin on 1 June 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching, and clinical missions.