Assistant Professor of Urban Sustainability and Environmental Design

New Haven, Connecticut
Commensurate with experience
Dec 17, 2021
Jan 16, 2022
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Yale School of the Environment seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on urban sustainability and environmental design. Applicants should have a research record focused on urban areas using interdisciplinary approaches, such as from the physical, ecological, and social sciences, and that bridges theory-to-practice. Research areas can include: urban climate solutions, urban mitigation and adaptation to climate change, urban green and blue infrastructure, urban materials, the built environment, informal settlements, housing, transport, resilience, and energy.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School’s strategic goals in the urban environment. Preference is for multi-sited research anchored in specific places, with rigorous science that makes inferences and tests hypotheses. There is strong preference for candidates who conduct international research, especially in the Global South or emerging economies. The ideal candidate does policy-relevant science that has real world impact. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a directly related field such as climate science, geography, engineering, urban planning, and environmental design, and will be expected to: 1) teach and mentor students at the PhD, masters and undergraduate levels, 2) develop an internationally recognized research program that involves graduate students, 3) facilitate interdisciplinary research, and 4) contribute to building an inclusive academic environment.

Prior to applying, candidates are encouraged to explore the School’s website ( and consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ community members, protected veterans, and persons from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in their scientific fields.

Applicants should apply online: . Consideration of applications will begin February 11, 2022.  Please upload: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing track record and/or plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Questions about the faculty search process can be directed to