Employment

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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. 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.

Employment Opportunities

NorthStar Post-Doctoral Associate

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a postdoctoral researcher at the interface of sustainability, supply-chain analysis, and agriculture, to lead a research project aimed at expanding existing supply-chain sustainability work into the dairy and alfalfa sectors.

The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Dr. Jennifer Schmitt and will closely collaborate with multiple researchers at the Institute on the Environment. IonE is internationally recognized for discovering and advancing solutions to the world’s greatest environmental challenges (see here). The researcher will be housed in the Institute’s collaborative workspace in the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building. The Institute provides opportunities for professional development through outreach and media workshops, interaction with diverse faculty fellows, and an interdisciplinary research seminar (see here).

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 331512

Program Coordinator, Leadership and Education

The Leadership & Education program (L&E) of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to coordinate leadership and education programs, events and communications that engage undergraduate and graduate students in transformational experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration and engaged learning to cultivate the changemakers needed for people and planet to prosper.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the program coordination of a suite of Graduate and Faculty Leadership programs (50% time), coordinating the recruitment and selection of undergraduates for Ecolab Experiential Education Scholarships (20%), and coordinating communications and student recruitment across IonE Leadership & Education programs (30%). The Coordinator will report to the IonE Associate Director for Leadership & Education (L&E) and will work closely with the Director of Graduate and Faculty Leadership Programs, and other L&E staff.

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 331627

Student Position – Acara Program Associate

The Acara Program Associate is a part-time (8-15 hour/week) undergraduate student appointment with Acara at the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The Program Associate will support the implementation of Acara’s programming, including courses and competitions, to address social and environmental challenges in the U.S. and internationally. The Acara Program Associate will support student recruitment, course administration and activities related to program development including representing Acara at on-campus events and activities. The Program Associate will report to Megan Voorhees, Acara Director.

To learn more or apply online visit the University of Minnesota employment website. Job ID 331654