North America Nodal Office

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)


Michigan State University
218 Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Focus on:
a. Social-ecological (or coupled human and natural) systems
b. Water-Energy- Food Nexus
c. Co-design, co-implementation, co-production of knowledge
d. Africa (e.g., Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania)
e. Asia (e.g., Mongolia, China, Lower Mekong Countries, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan)
f. North America (e.g., the US Midwest)
g. South America (e.g., Brazil, Colombia)

People in This Office





Assistant/Associate professor (tenure-track) in Future Studies with application to Cities

University of Waterloo

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $90,000 to $150,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Environment and the School of Planning as the inaugural “Caivan Communities Future Cities Professor.” Deadline: 28 February 2021

Two Funded Ph.D. Assistantship Positions in Agent-Based and/or Land-Use Change Modeling

University of Alabama

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The Laboratory for Human-Environment Interactions Analysis and Modeling (HEIMA), in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama, is recruiting two full-time doctoral students to begin in fall semester 2021. The students will join an interdisciplinary team working to support simulation modeling for one of two projects. Deadline: 15 February

Postdoc: Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

University of Arizona

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

The University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on the human dimensions of global environmental change including climate and development, climate justice and earth system governance. The position is to support the work of Professor Diana Liverman, especially social science research for the Earth Commission ( including syntheses of research on the social drivers of global environmental change, synergies and tradeoffs between environmental and development goals, and governance across scales and actors.


October 9, 2020

SSC Co-Chair Navin Ramankutty has been awarded the prestigious Wihuri International Prize in recognition of his long-standing work on sustainable global food systems.

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July 20, 2020

NASA's ARSET program makes remote sensing possible for audiences worldwide through free, online and in-person trainings on NASA satellites, sensors, and their applications. Over 40,000 individuals from over 170 countries have attended ARSET trainings since 2009, and GLP regularly features the events on our website. Learn more about the program's history and accomplishments during its tenth anniversary year.

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July 14, 2020

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2020.

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April 9, 2020

The Earth Leadership Program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2021 Earth Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Deadline to apply is 29 May 2020.

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