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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.


Post-Doctoral Researcher – Natural Capital Project

The post-doctoral researcher would work with both The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and NatCap research teams and practitioners in cities in the U.S. and abroad to refine a list of data needs and key ecosystem services metrics demanded by city leaders. The researcher would develop candidate set of metrics for rapid prototyping and match existing models and tools to the needs of decision-makers. The researcher would work directly with planners, designers and city leaders to test and refine metrics and guidelines as they relate to specific decision contexts or planning processes in cities. The researcher is expected to facilitate and manage the partnership between NatCap and TNC, communicate project goals and findings to academic and the public, and assist with stakeholder engagement and capacity-building activities.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 314473

Postdoctoral Associate in Economics & Conservation

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar at the interface of economics, conservation, and natural resource management, to enable collaborative research between us and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The fellow will pursue cutting-edge research that supports the development of policies and practices for environmental managers.

A primary activity for the postdoc is supporting, enabling, and advancing a series of workshops that perform synthetic analysis in the area of ecological economics. Workshop topics are proposed by TNC staff and provide world-class expertise for emerging TNC needs. Each workshop will focus on an urgent, time-bound economics problem and will scope and analyze the issue in a single engagement, ending with recommendations for management actions. Informed by the best available data, models, and case studies, the workshops will produce reports and journal articles for broad consumption by the conservation community and ecological economists. There will be several workshops per year on topics ranging from water funds to incentives for promoting carbon storage in soils.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 315040


Front of House and Events Assistant

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is looking for a Front of House & Events Assistant who would assist in preparing and executing weekly meetings and events. This is an undergraduate student position. This role will be filled by someone who is hardworking, has a keen attention to detail, and is a team-oriented individual who will work closely with various IonE programs to determine appropriate event support. You must excel at managing time and working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude. This entry-level assistant role will gain experience in executing meetings from start to finish, including preparation and management, correspondence with staff, setup, cleanup and event evaluation and tracking.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 314647