Smart and Sustainable Cities
Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for open rank positions in all relevant areas of urban sustainability, including sustainable architecture and urban planning, landscape design and policy, land use regulation and zoning, water and wastewater management, health and urban sustainability, urban environmental law, comparative urban economics, urban development and policy, urban sociology and community studies, urban geography, cultural and visual design.
This hiring initiative addresses the human, systems and technological capacities that will be needed for the future sustainable city. Worldwide changes, especially population shifts to major urban centers and climate change, drive demands for mitigation, adaptation, innovation, and ecological awareness in our patterns of consumption, construction, commerce and service systems. Northeastern University aims to lead in the definition of urban scientific and social issues, and in the development of innovative solutions for cities. Existing expertise at Northeastern University includes efficient and adaptive infrastructure monitoring and management; safe and sustainable building design and operation; responsive and resilient urban political and cultural institutions; sustainable and effective transportation systems; advanced education systems incorporating new learning methodologies; public health and safety; sustainable community development and affordable housing; effective and equitable educational institutions; reliable, economical, safe, and low-impact approaches to managing energy, water, wastewater, telecommunication and security; and fair and transparent legal and human support systems.
Applications are invited from any discipline that contributes to the issue of urban sustainability. The appointment will be made in an appropriate college and department of Northeastern University. Cross-college appointments are also possible and indeed encouraged. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank.
Northeastern University in Boston is a nationally-ranked research university with a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Its signature Cooperative Education Program and study-abroad opportunities such as Dialogues of Civilization provide experiential learning opportunities for its 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/provost/faculty/positions.html and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of three referees. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2011. Inquiries from potential senior candidates are welcome and may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Georges Van Den Abbeele, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, firstname.lastname@example.org. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.