Open Rank (Tenured/Advanced Tenure Track) Faculty, Natural Climate Solutions



Job description

Appointment Status: Tenure

Department: IU Bloomington Public & Environmental Affairs


Position Summary
The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington seeks applicants for an open rank (tenured/advanced tenure-track), faculty position in terrestrial natural or nature-based climate solutions for forest, agricultural and/or wetland ecosystems. These strategies include, but are not limited to, reforestation and avoided deforestation, agricultural practices like cover cropping and biochar amendments, enhanced rock weathering, and/or wetland restoration and conservation. We encourage applications from scholars whose research investigates the physical and/or social factors that determine the potential of these strategies to increase ecosystem carbon uptake and storage, to reduce natural emissions of greenhouse gasses, and/or to enable resilient and adaptive management into the future. Successful applicants may conduct research that spans multiple spatial or temporal scales, and that uses a diverse set of tools and approaches, including field and laboratory measurements, network-enabled synthesis, agent-based and/or ecosystem modeling and forecasting, remote sensing, interviews and surveys, and economic analyses and modeling.
The successful applicant will also demonstrate their ability to make effective contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to engage in service to the O’Neill School and Indiana University. Interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations is strongly supported and encouraged. We are especially interested in applicants with a strong commitment to mentoring, teaching, or outreach to people from diverse backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+) and an interest in contributing to the O’Neill School’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
While the preferred appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, advanced Assistant Professors are also encouraged to apply. Candidates will have a Ph.D. and will have established a clear record of publications and external funding in their field. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a rigorous, nationally or internationally recognized and externally funded research program.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The O’Neill School ( is among the largest schools of public affairs and environmental science in the United States, with over 34,000 alumni around the world. The O’Neill School houses bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in environmental science, public affairs, and public and environmental policy, supported by excellent, collegial and highly regarded faculty. Indiana University is a major research University founded in 1820, and currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus. Additional information about the O’Neill school and Indiana University can be found at There are abundant opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration within the O’Neill School, and with scholars from other campus units, including the Departments of Biology (, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (, Geography (, Chemistry (, the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering ( and the IU Environmental Resilience Institute (

Faculty at Indiana University have exceptional access to world-class supercomputing systems ( and state-of- analytical facilities including the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (, the Flow Cytometry ( and Microscopy core facilities (, and unique field opportunities in the extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (
Bloomington is a diverse community located in the beautiful, wooded hills of southern Indiana approximately 45 minutes from Indianapolis and 3.5 hours from Chicago, with abundant, high quality cultural and recreational opportunities, low housing costs, excellent schools, and a seasonal climate that supports productive summer growing seasons and relatively few wildfires and prolonged drought events. Additional information about the city of Bloomington can be found at
Before a conditional offer of employment is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates will have a Ph.D. and will have established a clear record of publications and external funding in their field. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a rigorous, nationally or internationally recognized and externally funded research program.

Department Contact for Questions
Dr. Kim Novick ([email protected])

Expected Start Date: 08/01/2023

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How to apply

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a current vita; and 3) contact information for three references to For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 22, 2023, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Kim Novick ([email protected]). Preferred start date is Fall 2023.

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