2 New Job Opportunities – Sustainable Engineering, Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, tenure-track faculty positions

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions effective September 1, 2015. These positions are part of the strategic expansion intended to support research and teaching activities in the areas of sustainable engineering and environmental engineering. For the tenure-track position in sustainable engineering,…

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New job opportunity- Sustainable Food Systems, University of Michigan, tenure-track assistant professor

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan (UM) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the area of sustainable food systems, which brings together a number of faculty from the Department of Ecology and…

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Combining Art and Engineering: Bran Ferren x TED

When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he’s been searching for a convincing modern-day…

2 Post-doc positions, UC Davis, Industrial Ecology and LCA

Post-doctoral position in Industrial Ecology at University of California, Davis The post-doctoral position seeks an applicant with training and interest in the theories, methods, and pedagogy of the field of Industrial Ecology. The position has two primary parts – (i) research, and (ii) program development for Industrial Ecology at UC Davis.  Candidates with research interests…

Postdoc research project training opportunity, LCA Data Development and Management, EPA-ORD

A postgraduate research project training opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. This appointment will be served with the Sustainable Technology Division. STD’s mission is to advance the scientific understanding, development, and application of technologies to address a variety of areas related to…

ISSST2014 Survey Results

Thank you to all who completed the ISSST2014 survey! We appreciate that you took the time to respond, and we hope to use the responses when planning ISSST2015 in Ann Arbor. To view the complete survey results, click here. Some major results: Thomas Seager’s Concluding Remarks was rated the highest quality plenary talk Everyone seemed…

Academic citation practices need to be modernized

Researchers and academics spend a lot of time documenting the sources of the ideas, methods and evidence they have drawn on in their own writings. But I want to try and convince you that our existing citation and referencing practices are now woefully out of date and no longer fit for purpose in the modern…

Improve Your #SciComm Performance Skills

Click here to register now! Meet your fellow sustainability scientists and engineers for a workshop focused on science communication and the natural environment. This two day event will boost creativity, communication skills and capacity to work in partnerships and teams.  Participants will gain an expanded sense of time, enhanced well-being and improve decision-making by melding…