Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Urban Sustainability


Yale School of the Environment

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195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT
United States

The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure) working at the interface of cities and climate change. (Note: Actual compensation information note disclosed.)


The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School’s strategic goals in the urban environment and sustainability. The ideal candidate does policy-relevant scholarship that is qualitatively anchored in a specific place, and can apply mixed-method approaches and theories beyond a single case study. Preference is for a candidate with a regional focus in the Global South, where urbanization is rapid and highly dynamic. Substantive topic areas of interest should include cities and climate change in the context of but not limited to: culture, informality, political economy, community resilience, governance, urban nature, or security and conflict.

Applicants should have a growing record of research accomplishments based in the social sciences and the ability to develop an internationally-recognized research program, and hold a PhD degree in a relevant field.  

The successful applicant will be expected to: 

1) teach and mentor students at the PhD, masters and undergraduate levels,

2) develop an internationally recognized research program that involves graduate students,

3) facilitate interdisciplinary research, and 

4) contribute to building an inclusive academic environment.

The successful applicant can contribute to and make use of new campus-wide initiatives and centers, including the Yale Center for Geospatial Solutions, the Data-Intensive Social Science Center, the Yale Urban Initiative, and the Hixon Center for Urban Sustainability

Prior to applying, candidates are encouraged to explore the School’s website (http://environment.yale.edu) and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ community members, protected veterans, and persons from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in their scientific fields.

Applicants should apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/147258 Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2024. Please upload: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing track record and/or plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Questions about the faculty search process can be directed to deansoffice.yse@yale.edu.

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Appointment and salary will depend upon level of expertise and accomplishments.