Senior Energy or Climate Change Faculty Position in the Social Sciences
Advertiser: Schiller Institute for Integrated Science & Society, Boston College
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Behavioral Economics - Business Economics - Computational Economics - Political Economy - Decision Sciences
Position type(s): Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenured Professor
Location of job: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 11 Dec 2023
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2024.
Ad text:

At Boston College, the recently established Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society enhances multi-disciplinary, collaborative research and pedagogies that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, environment, and health. Established with a naming gift by BC Trustee Phil Schiller ’82 and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, the Institute is housed in a brand new integrated sciences building and connects faculty across the sciences, humanities, and professional schools. In last year’s inaugural faculty cohort, the Institute hired its first three Core faculty members, who are globally recognized leaders of climate science, global sustainability, and renewable energy technology.

Now in the second phase of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative, the Institute currently seeks a faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with a well-developed research program in one of two related areas: a) climate change impact, mitigation and adaptation, or b) the energy transition. This position will be appointed in one of the social sciences departments of the Morrissey College of Arts and Science or the School of Social Work. Examples of relevant areas of research include: socio-environmental systems modeling; integrated assessment modeling; data-driven decision making; environmental and climate justice; climate adaptation and resilience; carbon capture/storage and greenhouse gas mitigation; societal, political, psychological or economic aspects of the transition to cleaner/renewable energy systems; community energy initiatives; and energy poverty.

The Institute seeks collaborative scholars working across academic disciplines who will build integrated teams with Schiller Institute Core faculty and across the University. Institute faculty members are expected to strengthen the research profile of the university; stimulate collaborative, problem-focused research; develop, design, and participate in interdisciplinary curricula and co-curricular activities; build partnerships with leading institutions and organizations; and advance the results of BC applied research into the public sphere.

Diversity is a core value of Boston College, and the Schiller Institute is committed to advancing the University’s commitments to equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in their research, teaching and service.

Applications should include a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae including links to at least three representative publications, a 2-3-page research statement, and contact information for three references. If links to three representative publications are not available, please include pdf versions of the publications. Please apply at

Nominations and inquiries can be made to Professor Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, at

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

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