Now Hiring: Professor in Environmental Development at Cornell University

The Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in environmental sociology.

Position:    Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track),  Environmental Sociology
Department:    Development Sociology, Cornell University
Responsibilities:    This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the social and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of rural and/or urban land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches contributing to socio-spatial analysis are welcome. Ability to participate in and contribute to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2 courses one year; 3 the next), including sociology of the environment and spatial analysis. More information on the research, teaching and outreach interests in the Department of Development Sociology can be found at:
Start date:   August, 2016
Salary:   Competitive and commensurate with background and experience
Qualifications:    PhD in Sociology or related social science disciplines. The candidate must have significant training in methods appropriate to spatial analysis, including but not limited to GIS, critical cartography, spatial statistics and spatial theory. Prior research experience examining socio-environment relations and processes is required.
Applications:    Candidates are requested to submit: (1) a cover letter that describes research and teaching experience and plans; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) an example of written work (maximum of three; published preferred). Candidates currently in a tenure track position should include the names of three references for possible direct contact by the search committee; all others should have three reference letters sent on their behalf at the time of application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 1st.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. For information about the home department, visit Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
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Questions specifically regarding the job position should be directed to Professor Wendy Wolford, Search Chair at Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online at

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