One of the Center's most important and innovative programs facilitates strategic faculty cluster hiring across three thematic areas: Energy, Environment and Economic Development. We offer bridging and start-up funding directly to Colleges and Departments for faculty lines in cross-cutting areas of particular strategic importance to sustainability research at Cornell. These funds finance hires to build on core areas of identified strength within the Colleges, expand research capacity, and bring fresh perspective to already dynamic focus areas where Cornell has significant reputation and demonstrated leadership.
Call for Proposals
ACSF seeks proposals to define focal areas for the next round of strategic faculty hiring in sustainability. Proposal deadline to be announced.
The Recruitment sub-committee of the Atkinson Center's Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) is leading the effort to define the next focal areas for strategic faculty hiring in sustainability. The program can be used to promote cluster hiring in focal areas that cut across multiple units that seek to hire new faculty. Focal areas for hiring need to be defined around societal and environmental problems and their associated scientific challenges, and reflect either existing or latent potential for Cornell excellence or areas where an existing gap on campus can be rectified with a small number of hires.
The First Phase
In the first round of strategic faculty hiring 2009-2011, ACSF facilitated hiring of three tenure-track faculty in the sustainability arena, strengthening Cornell’s capacity in environmental and energy economics, and sustainable enterprise (EEES) and climate change.
- Environmental & Energy Economics & Sustainable Enterprise (four positions):
- Climate Change Cluster Hiring
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