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Faculty Position in Urban Innovation and Sustainability (UIS)
ACADEMIC FIELD AND LEVEL:
Applications are invited from dynamic individuals for a direct-hire full-time faculty position at an Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Urban Innovation and Sustainability (UIS) in the Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, depending on qualification and experience.
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), founded in 1959, is an autonomous, non-profit, international, postgraduate educational institution. The Institute offers degree and non-degree programs in three Schools. AIT promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world. It offers Master and Doctoral degrees, diploma and certificate programs in engineering, science, planning and management, and serves over 1,607 students from various countries across Asia and beyond. Teaching faculty, researchers and students from more than 45 countries form a unique international community on the Institute’s beautifully-landscaped residential campus, situated 42 km north of Bangkok.
UIS Academic Program:
This UIS program aims to enhance the capacity of professionals in coping with growing and complex urban needs, challenges and opportunities. Innovation refers to development of new technologies such that they denote physical objects (e.g. products, services) and knowledge systems (e.g. methods, systems), and sustainability transition aims to meet socio-ecological system needs in ways that promote healthy ecosystems, human well-being, and viable economies. The program covers systems approach of multi-scale and cross-sector, and multi-agent connectivity and decision making. It also applies different methods of enhancing capacity, for emerging themes, e.g., ageing society, circular economy, smart buildings, responsible tourism and consumption, healthy and inclusive cities, etc.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The appointment may be at the rank of an Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. The salary offered to the successful candidate is regionally competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include provident fund, air travel for self and direct dependents, settlement grant, education subsidy for dependent children, and medical benefits according to the provisions in the Institute’s policy and procedure. It is also possible to earn an additional income by carrying out consultancy services as provisioned in the Institute’s policy and procedure.
The application deadline is on the 30th April 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected to join the Institute in August 2021.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Please send in a letter of application including (1) curriculum vitae, (2) copies of at least five selected publications, (3) one-page professional statement describing goals and aspirations and (4) names and addresses of three referees to the following address: