Announcements > Assistant Professor of Just and Sustainable Energy Transitions

Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and School of Sustainability (SOS) seek applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) who brings innovative analytical, theoretical, data, visualization, or modeling approaches to research on sustainable energy transitions, with a particular emphasis on questions of justice, equity, diversity, and/or inclusion (JEDI). We expect candidates to have exceptional potential for or an evident track record in scholarship, education, and engagement and to work with a vibrant and diverse faculty to grow a program of work in this area with national and global recognition and impact.

We welcome applications from candidates studying the dynamics of transitioning from fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems, including considerations of markets, labor, policy, race and gender, environment, democracy, poverty, or inequality. We are especially interested in candidates who explore questions of difference (e.g., in perspectives, values, experiences, practices, institutions, arrangements, outcomes, impacts, or opportunities), within or across communities, societies, and economies, and their implications for just and sustainable energy transitions.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring an interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective to their work. They will be expected to develop, grow and lead an independently funded and collaborative research program; educate and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; engage with diverse stakeholders and/or communities; and grow into leadership in their field. We especially seek candidates who have a compelling vision of JEDI that aligns with the vision and mission of SFIS, the idea of sustainability reflected in SOS, the design aspirations of the New American University, and the ASU Charter.

This position will be shared between SFIS and SOS, with the tenure home in the former. The successful candidate will contribute in creative and innovative ways to advancing the missions of both schools, as well as the newly created ASU College of Global Futures and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory of which they are a part. The candidate's research will contribute to ASU's cross-cutting initiatives to accelerate just and sustainable energy transitions, including the Center for Energy & Society and Lightworks. The candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per year, including courses for the PhD in Sustainable Energy as well as electives on energy transitions that contribute to multiple SFIS and SOS graduate and undergraduate programs.