Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Announcement

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Two Tenure-Track Positions Available at The Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul-Turkey

Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES) at Bogazici University (BU) invites applications for two tenure-track positions available after September 2019, at assistant professor level to contribute its emerging socio-ecological sustainability specialization area under the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences. Focal points for research include analysis of society-nature interactions in agricultural, industrial, or urban settings at organizational, community, regional or global scales. Policy-relevant work concerning the problems at the water-food-energy nexus and climate change will interface well with the collaborative interests of the faculty of IES.

Position 1: The applicants must have a PhD degree in ecological economics, political ecology or related fields and must demonstrate analytical skills in sustainability assessment of socio-ecological problems at various temporal and geographical scales.

Position 2: The applicant must have a PhD degree in environmental sciences, environmental technology or related fields and must demonstrate skills in conceptual and computer simuation modeling of socio-ecological systems, data analysis and GIS integration.

Responsibilities: Both candidates are expected contribute to graduate teaching (%40), research (%50) and service to the Institute (%10). Candidates should have a publication record consistent with their career stage, and be able to show the potential to build and maintain a productive research program, including the ability to secure competitive external funding. Candidates must also have the ability to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary academic setting that may include stakeholders such as government agencies and private sector entities.

IES at BU: Founded in 1863, Bogazici University is the first American higher education institution established outside the United States, with strong ties to notable universities across EU, US and Asia. The language of instruction is English. Bogazici University was ranked the top university in Turkey with respect to its number of project partnerships and its number of funded projects per faculty member within the European Commission Research Programs ( IES hosts 20 full-time faculty members with more than 150 graduate students. Current research domains within IES cover renewable energy, water and wastewater technologies, pollution monitoring and assessment, conservation and molecular ecology and socio-ecological sustainability (

Applicants should send a cover letter, comprehensive CV, research and teaching statements and list of referees (min 3, max 5) to Institute Director Prof. Dr. Orhan Yenigün ( and Environmental Sciences Division Head Prof. Dr. Ali K. Saysel ( Selection process will begin on April 5th 2019, and the positions will be open until they are filled.