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Position 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.
Position Assistant/Associate Professor in Science, Technology, Innovation and Racial Justice
Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS: sfis.asu.edu) seeks applications for an assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenure-eligible) professor in science, technology, innovation (STI) and racial justice. We are particularly interested in candidates who have exceptional potential or evident track record in scholarship, education, and engagement and who will work with a vibrant and diverse faculty to grow a program of work in this area with national and global recognition and impact.

We seek candidates who have a compelling vision of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) that aligns with the vision and mission of SFIS, the design aspirations of the New American University (newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations), and the ASU Charter (https://www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values). The successful candidate should have expertise in scholarship, mentoring, and/or community engagement in areas of science, technology, and innovation with a firm commitment to racial justice. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: digital justice, innovation and equity, just/diverse futures, equity and representation in STEM, racial justice in smart cities/communities; public interest technology/tech-for-good, intersectional STI, decolonial STI, engineering and technological design for equity and social justice, STI in the Southwest borderlands region, and STI and indigeneity.

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 key stakeholders/communities; and grow into leadership in their field.

SFIS provides a unique ecosystem for scholarship, education, and engagement in STI and racial justice, with current faculty research areas including, but far from limited to, environmental and energy justice, reproductive justice and biopolitics, technology at borders, peace engineering, data ethics, Afrofuturism, public interest technology, activism and social movements, and decolonizing space governance. More broadly, the community of SFIS shares a vision of socially responsive and responsible innovation. Collaborative opportunities exist with the Washington, DC-based Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world. Situated alongside the School of Sustainability and the new School of Complex Adaptive Systems within the newly created College of Global Futures (CGF; collegeofglobalfutures.asu.edu) and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory (GFL; globalfutures.asu.edu), SFIS provides a supportive environment within which to develop, grow, and implement a truly transformative scholarly enterprise.

Since its creation in 2015, SFIS has maintained that "the future is for everyone." Part of implementing this ethic is creating a diverse faculty that represents both the diversity of interests and issues that humanity faces in its increasingly complex future, and the diversity of students and communities we serve. SFIS has previously committed to hiring five faculty members in the area of technology and equity and Southwest Borderlands (see mission and goals: https://sfis.asu.edu/sites/default/files/sfis_mission_brochure_2017.pdf) and has completed three of these hires. This position - one of four searches in the current academic year dedicated to JEDI issues in STI - is part of a new initiative extending that effort.

ASU has a deep commitment to use-inspired, public-serving work in both the local and global contexts (see ASU's design aspirations: https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations). This commitment is further articulated in ASU's Charter, declaring the university's enduring commitment to the communities in which it is embedded. This year, ASU made a distinctive "commitment to Black students, faculty and staff" (https://president.asu.edu/statements/asus-commitment-to-black-students-faculty-and-staff), with which this hiring initiative is aligned.
Position Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Science, Technology, Innovation and Racial Justice
Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS: sfis.asu.edu) seeks applications for a (tenured) associate or full professor in science, technology, innovation (STI) and racial justice. We are particularly interested in candidates who have an exceptional track record in scholarship, education, and engagement and who will work with a vibrant and diverse faculty to grow a program of work in this area with national and global recognition and impact.

We seek candidates who have a compelling vision of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) that aligns with the vision and mission of SFIS, the design aspirations of the New American University (newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations), and the ASU Charter (https://www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values). The successful candidate should have expertise in scholarship, mentoring, and/or community engagement in areas of science, technology, and innovation with a firm commitment to racial justice. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: digital justice, innovation and equity, just/diverse futures, equity and representation in STEM, racial justice in smart cities/communities; public interest technology/tech-for-good, intersectional STI, decolonial STI, engineering and technological design for equity and social justice, STI in the Southwest borderlands region, and STI and indigeneity.

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 key stakeholders/communities; and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. They will also be expected to contribute to and lead the development of curricular programs and other strategic initiatives within SFIS.
Position Tenured Associate/Full Professor in Public Engagement with Science, Technology, Innovation
Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS: sfis.asu.edu) seeks applications for a (tenured) associate or full professor in public engagement with science, technology, and innovation (STI). We are particularly interested in candidates who have an exceptional track record in scholarship, education, and engagement and who will work with a vibrant and diverse faculty to grow a program of work in this area with national and global recognition and impact.

Within the general area of public engagement with STI, we seek candidates who have a compelling vision of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) that aligns with the vision and mission of SFIS, the design aspirations of the New American University (newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations), and the ASU Charter (https://www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values). We seek a senior faculty member who has important experience and expertise in engagement with under-represented or excluded communities. The approach to public engagement may be as varied as informal education, citizen science, art/science collaboration, public deliberation, or participatory technology assessment, grassroots innovation, etc. However, there must be considerable expertise related to including and working with Black communities, Indigenous communities, and/or people of color; and/or rural or economically excluded populations.

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 key stakeholders/communities; and demonstrate national and international leadership in their field. They will also be expected to contribute to and lead the development of curricular programs and other strategic initiatives within SFIS. We are open to applications from practitioners with appropriate backgrounds.

SFIS provides a unique ecosystem for scholarship, education, and engagement in public engagement with STI, with current faculty research activities including, but far from limited to, informal education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, participatory technology assessment, participatory futuring, citizen science, serious games, and storytelling and other humanistic approaches to engagement. The successful candidate will interact with established research centers such as the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (https://ifis.asu.edu/content/center-innovation-informal-stem-learning) and its connections to the National Informal STEM Education Network (nisenet.org) and the Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums project (https://sustainability.asu.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/programs/sciencemuseums/). They will also interact with partners including Scistarter (scistarter.org, for citizen science), the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology network (ecastnetwork.org, for participatory technology assessment), Leonardo and the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (www.leonardo.info, for art-science collaboration), and the Arizona Science and Technology Institute (scitechinstitute.org) and its Rural Activation and Innovation Network.

More broadly, the community of SFIS shares a vision of socially responsive and responsible innovation. Collaborative opportunities exist with the Washington, DC-based Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world. Situated alongside the School of Sustainability and the new School of Complex Adaptive Systems within the newly created College of Global Futures (CGF; collegeofglobalfutures.asu.edu) and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory (GFL; globalfutures.asu.edu), SFIS provides a supportive environment within which to develop, grow, and implement a truly transformative scholarly enterprise.

Since its creation in 2015, SFIS has maintained that "the future is for everyone." Part of implementing this ethic is creating a diverse faculty that represents both the diversity of interests and issues that humanity faces in its increasingly complex future, and the diversity of students and communities we serve. SFIS has previously committed to hiring five faculty members in the area of technology and equity and Southwest Borderlands (see mission and goals: https://sfis.asu.edu/sites/default/files/sfis_mission_brochure_2017.pdf) and has completed three of these hires. This position - one of four searches in the current academic year dedicated to JEDI issues in STI - is part of a new initiative extending that effort.

ASU has a deep commitment to use-inspired, public-serving work in both the local and global contexts (see ASU's design aspirations: https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations). This commitment is further articulated in ASU's Charter, declaring the university's enduring commitment to the communities in which it is embedded. At the beginning of the current year, ASU made a distinctive "commitment to Black students, faculty and staff" (https://president.asu.edu/statements/asus-commitment-to-black-students-faculty-and-staff), with which this hiring initiative is aligned.
Announcement Application open for grad courses in 16 countries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2021

OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2020) - Miami University's Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2021 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu

Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu

Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2021 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu

Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

COVID-19 Info and Curricular Innovation: https://projectdragonfly.miamioh.edu/covid-19-info/
Announcement Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities
This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.

This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.

It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
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