Job no: 521278
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: SFE - Dean's Office
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 30 Oct 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Offshore wind is a major renewable energy resource that will be accessed as society drives towards net zero over the next two decades. Interactions with the fishing industry, historically marginalized coastal communities, ocean conservationists, grid designers, and current economic realities create possible barriers to embracing and accelerating this transition, but also create an opportunity to bridge these perceived differences with win-win-win approaches. Working within the transdisciplinary School for the Environment and with colleagues across the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this new faculty member is expected to build a strong research group, teach, and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and make substantive impacts on the green transition to offshore wind. Strong opportunities exist to work with the Stone Living Lab, the Mass Bays National Estuary Partnership, the Urban Harbors Institute, and the BEACON BlueTech lab, all within the School for the Environment. The School for the Environment seeks a colleague who will leverage existing relationships, organizations, movements, and our nationally recognized academic programs in the environmental and marine sciences, to advance offshore wind at the local and global level.The successful candidate should possess a strong background in any of the following areas related to offshore wind: ocean/wind engineering, clean energy policy, and/or, the economics of the green transition. Ability to work across disciplines with physical scientists, ecologists, economists, engineers, developers, regulators, and planners is required, along with a desire to work with communities at the interface among the natural, human- and built systems with our diverse student body to promote climate equity. The ideal candidate will combine rigorous research and have a desire to teach undergraduate and graduate students, and mentor graduate students through advanced degrees in marine and environmental earth systems. The successful candidate must show potential to build a strong program of externally funded, transdisciplinary research and to promote diversity at all levels within the environmental sciences.
A Ph.D. is required with post-doctoral experience preferred. The applicant will have the potential (or a demonstrated capability) to carry on an active, externally funded research program of international caliber and to supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The applicant should demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching needs in environmental and marine sciences offered by the School for the Environment, and a willingness to engage in collaborative research with School and University colleagues. Experience and a strong interest in encouraging and promoting increasing diversity within the School, the University, and ocean and environmental science fields generally are criteria for selection. The School for the Environment comprises a diverse and dynamic core and affiliate faculty with research expertise in coastal sensor networks, coastal zone management, urban planning, hydrology, coastal planning law, oceans and human health, climate adaptation, hydrogeology and geochemistry, and coastal ecology. For more information about the School for the Environment and its research and teaching programs, please visit our web site at: https://www.umb.edu/environment/
Application instructions:To Apply:
upload a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research and teaching interests, five publications, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three references. Application review will begin in Fall 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration materials should be submitted, via this portal.For more information about the School for the Environment, please visit www.umb.edu/environment.
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