The Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota are proud to be equal opportunity employers. All employment opportunities can be found on the University’s employment website. Current employment postings are featured below. Although we receive many inquiries, IonE operates with a small staff and job openings are infrequent. As available, all positions and application instructions will be posted. Please note, we do not accept or respond to unsolicited job inquiries or résumés.


Executive Administrative Assistant
The executive office & administrative specialist will be responsible for the administrative duties for the Institute on the Environment’s senior level management: the director, managing director/chief operating officer, chief partnerships and development officer, and communications director. This position will also be responsible for some of the daily front of house administrative operations.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page. The job ID number is 306396.

Postdoctoral Associate (Fellowship) in Climate Change Adaptation
The fellow will pursue interdisciplinary research in climate change adaptation. Intellectual leadership is expected, with the choice of topic(s) depending on experience and interests. The work should have high academic impact that helps define the budding field of climate change adaptation, while also affecting practice. Research can focus one or more socio-environmental sectors of climate change adaptation, including biodiversity and ecosystem services, food security, water access, coastal protection, and human habitats. A strong quantitative dimension involving manipulation of large data sets or model creation and parameterization is expected.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page. The job ID Number is 304892.

Student Image Research Assistant
The image research intern will assist with researching, procuring, prepping and filing images (photos, illustrations, graphics) for the Institute on the Environment and Ensia magazine. Applicants should have coursework and/or experience in communications, journalism, photography, design or environmental studies; as well as knowledge of photography and design principles and the ability to display scientific/environmental literacy.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page. The job ID number is 307282.

Natural Capital Project

Post-doctoral Research Scholar
University of Minnesota Duluth
Earth’s ~20 largest lakes are scattered across the planet and they contain huge quantities of valuable freshwater. There have been only scattered attempts to assess the value that humans derive from them. We are seeking an individual with experience in ecosystem services to work with us to assess the value and services of these unique ecosystems. The individual will be based at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota and they will also interact closely with the Natural Capital project and others on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Full-time support is available for one year with continuation dependent on further funding. Essential qualifications include Ph.D. in ecology, natural resources, economics or allied field along with formal training in the subject of ecosystem services and experience writing for peer-reviewed publication.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page and search for Job Requisition 301046 in Keywords (set “Jobs Posted Within” to “Anytime”).