North America Nodal Office

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)

+1-517-432-7774

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

 

Jobs

 

Assistant Professor of Geography

Kansas State University

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geography Department at Kansas State University beginning August 2018 with focus on nature-society interactions and applications of complex systems thinking and geospatial computational methods.

Assistant Professor of Political Ecology

University of Alabama

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of their Department including the implementation of their new Ph.D. program.

Postdoc in Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Acquisitions

University of Alabama

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Applications are invited for a 2-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis”. This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities.

Assistant Professor of Earth Sensing and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ohio State University

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Ohio State University seeks a scholar who works with sensor technology data from remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite) and/or sensor networks, with applications in land cover change and ecosystem dynamics at local to global scales.

Assistant Professor (tenure track): Humans in the Earth System

University of California Irvine

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems.

Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography

Clark University

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Clark University is especially interested in applicants with substantive interests in one or more of: feminist political ecology, gender and environment, race and environment, critical social theory, indigenous studies, urban ecology, food systems, environmental and climate justice, materialism, animal geographies, or posthumanism, and the ability to contribute to teaching in one or more of Clark’s curricula in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and Earth System Science.

Research Associate on Costs of Hydropower Development

Michigan State University

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Department of Community Sustainability and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observation at Michigan State University is searching for a full-time Research Associate to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development.

Postdoc in international environmental policy and multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) offers one Postdoctoral position for a candidate who would like to pursue a career in international environmental policy and the multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Arizona

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-eligible position emphasizing the human dimension and decision making of coupled natural-human systems.

Postdoc in statistical modeling of land use

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Integrated Assessment Modeling group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a postdoctoral researcher in spatial modeling of land use change to develop and apply models at the US and global scale with a focus on agriculture.

Postdoc in carbon cycle science

Michigan State University

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO) are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes.

Tenure-track position in Community and Cultural Heritage Planning

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in research at the interface of community/population change, cultural heritage and planning.

Tenure-track position in Environmental Planning, Policy, and Design

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in environmental planning, policy, and design.

Graduate positions in Socioecological carbon production

Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Michigan State University invites applications for two graduate student positions in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes - Deadline 1 February 2017

News

 

GLP Member Research in the News

October 12, 2017

A century of fire suppression followed by the worst drought in recorded history has put California’s forest landscapes and water supply at risk. A study led by GLP Member Van Butsic of U.C. Berkeley proposes a new way to manage forests.

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October 5, 2017

Applications are sought for research that will leverage the power of Earth observations data; other sources of new, complex, and large datasets; and advanced analytical methods to analyze such data.

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GLP News

September 28, 2017

GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting January 1, 2018. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform.

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September 19, 2017

GLP Member Van Butsic writes in a new PPIC report that California’s headwater forests are not thriving under current management practices, and changes are needed to make them more resilient to periodic drought and long-term climate change.

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