Employment

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) 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

 

Social Scientist Research Specialist

We are seeking a full-time, one-year Research Social Scientist to support sustainability projects.  The Research Social Scientist would advance our decision support science portfolio, an area of work that focuses on the processes and tools that enable evidence-based decision-making in public and private sectors. The Research Social Scientist will be critical to the implementation of mixed-methods approaches to rigorously assess and test the usability of environmental data products. The Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE.  

This position is to support several externally funded grants; the researcher is expected to balance multiple tasks and manage time efficiently to ensure project activities are completed in an organized and efficient manner for incorporation into peer-reviewed publications. Research outcomes are also co-produced with non-academic project partners to support the implementation of research findings into operations and environmental decision-making, which requires thoughtful partner engagement, regular briefings, and recommendation memos.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341114

Social Science Research Coordinator

We are seeking a full-time, one-year Social Science Research Coordinator who has research experience to support programmatic administration and to coordinate interdisciplinary social science research projects including engagement with research collaborators within and outside of the academy. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE.

Research experience in sustainability and/or environmental science in one or more natural or social science or engineering disciplines is a requirement to start in this position.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341115

Research Software Engineer Specialist

We are seeking a full-time, one-year Research Software Engineer Specialist to focus on advancing our environmental impact modeling. Skills in Python, Excel, and cross-disciplinary communication are key. The position will work with our research software team to develop, maintain, deploy, and support existing environmental models and data. The position will work with a larger research team to understand and define the data elements, model assumptions, and outputs to resolve discrepancies and errors. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE.

Research experience in data science or research software engineering is a requirement to start this position. Work related to sustainability and/or environmental science in one or more natural or social science or engineering disciplines is a plus.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341116

Data Science Research Specialist

We are seeking to fill two vacancies for a full-time, one-year Data Science Research Specialist position which will focus on advancing our environmental impact modeling with an emphasis on ecosystem service assessments. This position will be on the Knowledge Initiatives (KI) team, which leads the portfolio of interdisciplinary sustainability research and scholarly activity within IonE and is a core member of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap). 

The position will contribute to improving our collective ability to map sustainability across scales and contexts, from a parcel of land owned by a single individual to a county or watershed or larger. The research focuses on evaluating the consequences of land use management decisions on the value nature provides people and partitioning those costs and benefits to different stakeholders and decision makers.

Research experience in geospatial data science or a similar field is a requirement to start this position. Work experience related to ecology, ecological economics, natural resource management, agricultural economics, sustainability and/or environmental science, while not required, would be highly desirable.

Application review will be rolling until filled, with the first review on June 28, 2021.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341117

IonE Educators Research Assistant (Grad Student Position)

The Institute on Environment (IonE) Educators Graduate Student Assistant (GRA) serves in a role to manage the “collective action” effort of the IonE Educators cohort and the focal projects of the individual participants.  The GRA will integrate advancements in experiential educational and pedagogy into the program, facilitate communication and administration within the cohort, and extend the visibility of their work within the University.

Review of applications will begin on June 25th, 2021. Positions will remain posted until filled.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341083

 

Sustainability Education Research Assistant (Grad Student Position)

The Sustainability Education Graduate Research Assistant supports the Sustainability Education programming in the following functions:  supervising undergraduate student workers, facilitation of the IonE Undergraduate Leaders Program, supporting program evaluation  and maintaining administrative processes (recruitment, communication etc). The goal of the Sustainability Education programs is to better prepare students to be effective leaders in addressing sustainability problems in a complex and interconnected world through participation in the Sustainability Studies Minor and co-curricular programs.

Review of applications will begin on June 25th, 2021. Positions will remain posted until filled.

To learn more or apply visit the University of Minnesota Employment website and search for job ID 341087