Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Sustainability


The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor working at the interface of urban systems, climate adaptation, and climate mitigation. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School’s strategic goals in the urban environment. The ideal candidate does policy-relevant science that has real world impact anchored in specific places, using quantitative or mixed-methods approaches. Applicants should have a growing record of research accomplishments based in the social, physical, engineering, or ecological sciences, have the ability to develop an internationally-recognized research program, and hold a PhD degree in a relevant field. The successful applicant 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 should explore the websites of the Yale School of Environment 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.

Questions about the faculty search process should be directed to the YSE Dean’s Office at


Applicants should have a Ph.D. relevant field.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply online through Interfolio.

Consideration of applications will begin January 16, 2023.  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 service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.

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