The positions are part of a new, transdisciplinary project funded by the State of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen Foundation entitled “Educating Future Change Agents – Higher Education as a Motor of the Sustainability Transformation”.
About the Project
Higher education for sustainable development supports future change agents in acquiring competencies necessary for undertaking the societal transition towards sustainability. The range of competencies considered critical for change agents in sustainability can be summarized in a small set of key competencies. Conveyance and acquisition of key competencies in sustainability would ideally happen on two levels. The first is the level of courses, with their topics, learning objectives, pedagogies, and assessments. The second, complementary level is the level of curricula, which is composed of courses and also includes cross-cutting programs and pedagogies (e.g., problem-based learning programs), embedded in particular institutional cultures.
There are two postdoctoral associate positions, each focusing on a different project aspect. You will be expected to work closely with the research consortium, including one other postdoctoral associate (level of curricula), four Principal Investigators, and five PhD students.
The sustainability coordinator will provide leadership and coordination to Goucher’s various administrative and co-curricular sustainability efforts. Through a collaborative approach, the coordinator will connect various campus resources and the work of key stakeholders to maximize Goucher’s impact on reducing waste and supporting green initiatives. The incumbent will facilitate student involvement in sustainability initiatives; serve as an advisor to several sustainability-related student clubs; and ensure collaboration between all constituents and appropriate offices. The successful candidate will also develop intentional marketing methods, including print and social media, and update the college’s website with sustainability information.
In addition to these responsibilities, the sustainability coordinator will also serve as a resource to the chairpersons of Goucher’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (GESAC); collect data and complete annual reports, including greenhouse gas inventory and climate commitment progress reports; and serve as a campus advocate and educator around sustainability initiatives, to include consideration of curricular and co-curricular approaches to educate students about sustainability efforts.
|Review of applications will begin on Monday February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Join a leading research and health care University while pursuing your professional interest in sustainability. Reporting to the Director, this role will tap into your existing knowledge and afford you an opportunity to learn new aspects and applications of sustainability.
The Sustainability Coordinator Analyst II tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data management of sustainability data/metrics for annual/bi-annual reporting, enhancing and managing sustainability education/outreach programs, developing and managing LivingGreen certification programs, Coordinating the LivingGreen Fair, updating website content, assisting with the management of student interns and volunteers, planning regular outreach and special events, implementing a communications and outreach program.
Earlham College is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience, including a full benefits package.
The program operates courses and trips regionally, nationally and internationally including yearly expeditions to Utah and Ontario. The College is seeking a leader who, working collaboratively, can articulate and enact a compelling vision for the integration of outdoor and environmental education within our sustainability program and more broadly with the liberal arts.
Major program areas include the August Wilderness summer pre-orientation program, the Miller Farm sustainable agriculture program, the certificate program in Outdoor Education, and student-led outdoor-based physical education courses.
|Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
The Community GIS Project Leader is an AAUP represented non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Research Associate 1.
Principal duties of the position:
• Community geography – engage with communities throughout the Portland region to identify innovating mapping and other data visualizations to serve community needs.
• Provide GIS analysis support for projects in IMS and PRC.
• Possibly teach within the undergraduate or graduate programs within the College of Urban and Public Affairs or in PSU’s University Studies program.
• Contribute to strategic planning for IMS and PRC.
|Application Deadline: Screening begins February 8, 2016 and remains open until finalists are identified.