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Graduate Position, Inclusive Sustainability Education, University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)

Sustainability is improving human and environmental wellbeing both now and into the future.  Sustainability as an academic field of study is relatively new and methods for teaching transformative sustainability are still being developed.  Just as the definition of sustainability includes improving human wellbeing, the way that we educate for sustainability should be grounded in inclusivity.  The University of South Dakota’s Department of Sustainability+Environment is seeking a graduate student to conduct research that evaluates best practices for inclusivity in sustainability education.

The Department is looking for a student to start in Fall 2020 (a start date in the summer is also possible) in the sustainability graduate program.  The research will be in collaboration with USD’s Inclusive Science Initiative.  They encourage students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.  Two years of funding at $20,000/year are secured.

Have any questions? Email (Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu) with questions or with a statement of research interests and experience.

Student Projects Database Intern (Tufts Office of Sustainability, Medford, MA)

Position Description:

The online Tufts Sustainability Student Projects Database serves as a repository for student projects at the university that relate to sustainability. The database provides students with the means to view each other’s work and learn from previous projects.

 

The Office of Sustainability is seeking a student to make a number of updates to the web interface and possibly the database. Work must be done on campus in person (cannot be done remotely).

 

The work is expected to take approximately 10-20 hours total and is perfect for someone looking for a short-term project either during spring break, the summer, or academic year. There is a possibility for extension based on the project needs and the student’s performance.

 

Pay: $11/hour

 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Mastery of Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with database programming

 

Apply!

Please send a cover letter and resume to tina.woolston@tufts.edu.

Public Relations Internship, The Trustees (Boston, MA)

Responsibilities
• Assist with press clip creation and reporting, including audience figure research
• Assist with maintenance of media database and targeted list development
• Research editorial opportunities at long lead and short lead media outlets (local, regional and national)
• Research and draft pitches to target media
• Support day to day needs of department and occasionally support staff onsite at PR events in the Boston and Greater Boston area

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leuphana University, (Lüneburg, Germany)

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.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2016
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Community GIS Project Leader, Portland State University, (Portland, OR)

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.
Apply Online
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