Director, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Location: Providence, RI
Internal Number: 94533
Brown University seeks an accomplished academic leader to serve as Director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES). We seek a candidate to develop and implement a vision for the next phase of growth in IBES. IBES has grown substantially since its founding, and further growth in faculty and programs is envisioned in the coming years. The Institute occupies a relatively unique position in the higher education landscape as a university-wide Institute with a growing number of centrally-funded faculty lines that allow it to recruit across disciplines. A successful candidate will be a scholar qualified for appointment at the full-professor level in any tenure-granting unit at Brown, with a record of administrative leadership and fundraising experience, an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, an active research agenda, excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Founded in 2014 to consolidate and build campus-wide research and teaching expertise on the environment, IBES reports directly to the Provost and anchors activities in the Sustaining Life on Earth focal area of Brown's Building on Distinction strategic plan. IBES's research and education programs stem from the combination of multiple disciplinary approaches to pressing environmental problems. Tenure track faculty with joint appointments in IBES and disciplinary departments join with lecturers, research faculty, and faculty of the practice to create knowledge, educate students, and have local to global impact.
Applicants should submit materials via Interfolio. Please submit a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. The cover letter should describe research and teaching qualifications as well as leadership experience. The cover letter should also explicitly address how the candidate's commitment to diversity and inclusion has informed current and past work. Candidates should submit the names and contact information of five references whom the search committee may contact later in the process but should not submit letters at this time. The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Public Health, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.