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.


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.


Acara Undergraduate Program Assistant
The Acara Program Associate is a part-time (10-15 hour/week) undergraduate student appointment with Acara at the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The Program Associate will report to Brian Bell and Fred Rose, Associate Director and Director of Acara. The Program Associate will support the implementation of Acara’s impact entrepreneurship programming, including courses and competitions, to address social and environmental challenges in the U.S. and internationally. The Acara Program Associate will support communications, marketing, outreach and recruitment. They will help to support financial administration and development. They may represent Acara at on-campus events and activities.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page. The job ID Number is 304643.


Graphic Design Intern
The graphic design intern must be able to work both collaboratively and independently. This position requires someone who can think creatively while maintaining brand standards and consistency. Must be skilled in both creating new designs and working within a template. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects. Must have the desire and ability to read and comprehend scientific material for related image research.

For more information, or to apply, visit the U of M employment page. The job ID Number is 305075.

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 U. Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Full-time support is available for one year with continuation dependent on further funding. Essential qualifications include PhD 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”).