Employment Opportunities

Job Opening ID: 153575

The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan seeks a post-doctoral scholar to help develop and lead a two-year research effort on measuring the impact of corporate sustainability efforts with the goal of advancing the triple-bottom-line. Specifically, the institute—in partnership with the Ford Motor Company—seeks answers to the following questions:

1. What is the current state-of-the-art with respect to identifying, operationalizing, and measuring sustainability impacts (broadly defined to include social, environmental, and economic outcomes)?

2. How might impact metrics be better integrated with corporate decision-making (e.g., about overall corporate strategy, the development of products and services, etc.) such that tradeoffs across social, environmental, and economic objectives are better accounted for by executives, managers, and stakeholders?

Based on our observations and experiences, there exist countless opportunities for improving upon the identification, operationalization, measurement, and integration (in corporate decision-making) of sustainability impacts. Thus, a key focus of this research will be on the development and testing of approaches and/or tools for deployment in real-world corporate sustainability settings.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are appointed for two years in the Erb Institute and are expected to be in residence during the academic years of the fellowship, participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, and devote time to their independent research. If desired, classroom instruction may be included in the agreement, pending the availability of suitable teaching opportunities.

Supervision, support, and mentoring for this project will be provided by a consortium of faculty members appointed in the Erb Institute, company partners, and Erb Institute staff. Additional details about the expectations and responsibilities of post-doctoral fellows in the Erb Institute may be found here.

The annual stipend will be $65,000 based on an academic year, September 1 – August 31; a modest discretionary research fund will also be provided in addition to funds required for direct research expenses. Fellows are eligible for University employee benefits programs including health and life insurance options.

Job Opening ID: 153026

The School for Environment and Sustainability's (SEAS) overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve natural resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

SEAS is seeking an experienced professional to work as part of a high-functioning team in the school's Office of Academic Programs (OAP), focusing on student professional services. Specifically, we seek a motivated individual who will succeed in maximizing employer engagement, creatively identifying and communicating with new employers, and providing general professional services. The person in this position represents the school and its mission to many audiences and must perform responsibly and professionally and exercise excellent judgment in dealing with the many internal and external constituencies. This position reports to the Associate Director, Career Services.

To learn more about the SEAS's mission and activities, please visit www.seas.umich.edu.

Job Opening ID: 153209

Postdoctoral fellow sought for study of human adaptation to climate change at the level of individuals and households. The goal of the study is to improve understanding of human adaptation behavior and methods for eliciting and analyzing data about behavioral adjustments that individuals and households make in response to cross-scale interacting environmental changes. The specific focus is on forest management activities of individuals who own land in temperate forest areas and how these activities may interact with changes in wildfire risk, insect and diseases, and vegetation over time with outcomes for human welfare. The study, which will be geographically focused in the Northwestern United States, is a companion to a similar study in the Upper Midwest. The postdoctoral researcher will help design, administer, and quantitatively analyze data from social surveys; help conduct focus groups that include scenario-planning exercises; and write grant proposals and articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Job Opening ID: 152409

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Director of Communications and Outreach to design and implement a comprehensive, integrated communications plan; establish long-term strategies, directions, and goals to advance the school's visibility and reputation; strengthen the School's talent; and creatively identify new strategies to enhance the school's external recognition and rankings.

Job Opening ID: 152220

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant Intermediate in the Development and Alumni Relations Office. This position would be part of a small, tight knit team housed in the dean's office. The position will be primarily responsible supporting the development and alumni relations operations of the school through a wide range of important functions encompassing calendar management, travel planning, gift processing, gift acknowledge, record keeping, light prospect research, prospect stewardship reporting, general fund raising reporting, and liaison with central development offices.

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of geovisualization.

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track open rank faculty position in the field of Data Science for Sustainable Development.

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of Hydrology.