Faculty Positions in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability

IE University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in water system sciences and two pre-tenure-track faculty positions in a) environmental ecology and metagenomics, and b) environmental data sciences.

The appointed faculty will be contributing directly to the development of our new bachelor's degree in environmental sciences for Sustainability - BESS and the design and development of diverse undergraduate and graduate programs.

The faculty members will join the Environmental Sustainability area of the University, starting on September 1st, 2024.

The ideal candidate for the tenure-track assistant professor in Sustainable Water Systems position will play a vital role in advancing the field of hydrologic science and water systems. Potential areas of research are: 1) Climate change impacts on water resources, 2) groundwater and critical zone water storage, 3) Innovations on wastewater treatment and management, 4) universal access to clean water and sanitation, 5) disaster risk and water management 6) blue economy among others.

The ideal candidate for the pre-tenure-track faculty in Environmental Data Sciences position will play a major role in advancing our research on the applications of machine learning, AI and data sciences in: 1) sustainable water systems, 2) global carbon cycle and climate solutions, 3) environmental monitoring, 4) Earth Observations, 5) revolutions in biodiversity, 6) one-health, among others.

The ideal candidate for the pre-tenure-track faculty in Environmental Ecology and Metagenomics position will have the ability to integrate the theoretical basis and methodologies coming from metagenomics (and other meta-omics) and ecology in one or more of the following research areas: 1) climate change, ecology and biodiversity, 2) environmental monitoring and cleanup, 3) industrial and environmental bioprospecting, 4) genetic resources, among others.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sustainable Water Systems

Minimum 3 years of postdoctoral experience, a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate-level teaching experience, a track record of advising both undergraduate and graduate students, and an exceptional track record of peer review publications, research funding acquisition and international transdisciplinary collaborations with governmental agencies and the industry. The candidate should also demonstrate experience in the design and implementation of citizen science and outreach programs.

Pre-Tenure-Track Openings in in Ecology and Environmental Metagenomics & Environmental Data Sciences

Recent completion of the Ph.D. and a maximum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience. A track record of peer-review publications according to experience and a minimum of one year of undergraduate-level teaching experience are required. Experience in mentoring undergraduate students is highly valued.

How To Apply

Please create your dossier and submit your application via Interfolio by December 15th 2023 at http://apply.interfolio.com/135938. Interviews are expected to start January 10, 2024.


  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Research interests, most important achievements and future research plan for the next 5 years for the tenure-track position. For the pre-tenure track positions, submit your research plan for the next 3 years.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1/2 page)
  5. Statement of Contribution to inclusion and diversity (1/2 page)
  6. 3 of your most relevant publications.
  7. 3 Referees and their contact details
  8. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available).

Pre-submission inquiries about the open positions and the department of Environmental Sciences may be addressed to the Department Head Juan Carlos Silva-Tamayo @ juancarlos.silva@ie.edu

IE University is strongly committed to non-discriminatory hiring practices and encourages applications from individuals who will further expand the diversity of our faculty.

About IE University:

IE University is an internationally recognized institution originally founded as a business school. The university is comprised of schools of Business, Science & Technology, Law, Politics Economics and Global Affairs, and Architecture & Design. We consider ourselves the most international institution of higher education with approximately 85% of our students coming from outside Spain and typically over 120 countries represented on campus. Our Madrid postgraduate campus is situated in the financial district of this vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city of over 5 million people. In 2021 we opened the IE Tower -standing as one of the 5 towers in the business district of Madrid with a 6000-student capacity. https://www.ie.edu/university/about/study-in-madrid/ie-tower/

The BSc of Environmental Sciences for Sustainability BESS is located at the Segovia Campus of the IE University. Segovia is a World-Heritage city, 30 minutes by high-speed train from Madrid. The BESS https://www.ie.edu/university/studies/academic-programs/bachelor-environmental-sciences-sustainability/ and the IE School of Science and Technology https://www.ie.edu/school-science-technology/ count with a variety of facilities, which include several teaching and research labs. The University also counts with several environmental and sustainability centers https://www.ie.edu/centers/ associated to our Sustainability Office As a faculty member of the BESS, you will find in Segovia the perfect environment to inspire your creativity while enjoining the beauty of one of the most remarkable world cultural heritage sites in Europe. You will also find several natural reserves like the Serra de la Guadarrama, the San Ildefonso - El Espinar, UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserve, among others.

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