Societal Impact, Planning & Policy Specialist: We seek outstanding candidates with interdisciplinary expertise and experience in sustainability, societal impact, planning, and policy disciplines relevant to urbanization, resilience, climate change, and equity. The specialist will work collaboratively with faculty from the School of Architecture & Planning, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Law and other schools that are part of the RENEW Institute, to develop and support sustainability science and societal impact. We anticipate that the Specialist will spend 50% time developing new research programs and 50% time working on providing support to existing research programs, including developing large interdisciplinary grant proposals to support research programs. It is imperative that the specialist is able to interact with and bring together people with diverse backgrounds and personalities, and can handle all engagements collegially.
The Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW) at the University at Buffalo (UB) aims to advance Energy, Water and Environmental Sustainability as a foundation for a regenerative economy through interdisciplinary research cutting across UB’s academic organizations. The institute’s interdisciplinary focus-involving the faculties of the School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Law, School of Management, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences-is designed to foster new collaborations and innovative ideas. The initiative taps the leadership and vision of deans and faculty at these seven schools and colleges. The institute engages over 100 faculty members in these seven schools.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum educational requirements include a Master’s degree in city/urban/regional planning, law, management, public policy, public administration, sociology, or a related discipline. A proven record or strong drive toward team research, a strong record of research publications, and a proven ability to write grant proposals are required. Desired research skills include statistical, geographic and qualitative analysis.
A Ph.D., J.D, or other doctoral degree is preferred.