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AASHE Bulletin


Contents for 10.12.06:

NEWS
1. AASHE Presents Sustainability Leadership Awards at Largest Campus Sustainability Gathering
2. College of the Atlantic Commits to "Net-Zero" Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3. New York University Makes Largest Higher Ed Renewable Energy Purchase
4. Middlebury College Announces Plans for Biomass Facility
5. Bon Appétit Management Company Holds "Eat Local Challenge"
6. Memorial University of Newfoundland Embarks on Energy Savings Initiative
7. University of Victoria Opens Green Engineering Building
8. UW-Madison Adopts Limited Term Employee Reform Plan
9. EPA Calls UNH Model of Energy Management Among Colleges and Universities
10. Pacific University Dedicates Green Residence Hall
11. Saint Xavier University Dedicates Green Residence Hall
12. UC Santa Cruz Establishes Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies
13. Stanford Receives $30 Million to Fund Energy Efficiency Institute
14. Monmouth University Completes 455 kW Solar Installation
15. Northwestern Michigan College Dedicates Solar Array
16. Alfred State College Receives Grant for Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
17. UW-Oshkosh Creates Sustainability Team, Signs Talloires Declaration
18. Florida International University Insources Custodial Workers
19. Stanford Announces Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers
20. UC Davis Coffee House Switches to 100% Organic Coffee
21. Grinnell Drops Exclusive Contract with Coke
22. University of Northern Colorado Receives Energy Champion Award
23. Energy Initiatives Underway at Campuses Across the US
24. Indiana University Student Association Adopts Sustainability Resolution
25. UNH Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Five Percent In Fy '05
26. EPA Updates Top 10 List of College and University Green Power Partners

NEW RESOURCES
27. Campus Sustainability Profiles
28. Play A Greater Part: Online Sustainability Assignments "Matchmaking" Service

OPPORTUNITIES
29. Austin Energy National Research Ideas Competition
30. Greenpeace Organizing Term
31. Sustainable Engineering Fellowship
32. Free Book: Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
33. Green Purchasing Coordinator, Duke University
34. Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, Western Illinois University
35. Assistant Professor of Architecture in Sustainable Design, University of Texas at Austin
36. Lecturer, Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland
37. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Unity College
38. Chairperson, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England
39. Environmental Studies Position in Energy Studies, St. Lawrence University
40. Faculty Position in Environmental Studies, Skidmore College
41. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, King's University College

EVENTS
42. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

News

1. AASHE Presents Sustainability Leadership Awards at Largest Campus Sustainability Gathering
ASHE presented its first annual Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards Thursday night. The winners were the University of British Columbia, Berea College, Warren Wilson College, and Lane Community College. The awards recognize institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding overall commitment to sustainability in their governance, academics, operations, and community outreach. Each winner received $750 cash and a $250 gift card from award sponsor Office Depot.  AASHE also presented a Student Sustainability Leadership Award to Emilie Brill-Duisberg, a senior at the University of Arizona. The award, which comes with a $750 prize, honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability.  The awards were presented during AASHE's inaugural conference, The Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable World. With over 650 registered participants, the conference is the largest campus sustainability gathering to date in the United States or Canada.
http://www.aashe.org/highlights/awards06.php
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~storyteller/NEWS/NEWS-benjand-2006-10-6-11-22-11.shtml

2. College of the Atlantic Commits to "Net-Zero" Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The College of the Atlantic's Board of Trustees has pledged to avoid, reduce or offset all contributions to global warming that are associated with any of the college's activities, including travel by students to and from campus.  This first-in-the-nation commitment comes in honor of the inauguration of COA's fifth president, David F. Hales.  By reducing actual emissions on campus, and by investing in renewable energy and energy-efficient projects elsewhere for those greenhouse gas emissions it cannot reduce, the college will ensure that its greenhouse gas emissions have a "net-zero" annual impact on global warming.  The college expects to spend no more than $30,000 a year for the offset program.
http://www.coa.edu/html/pressreleases_199.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/09/AR2006100901096.html
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/11/green

3. New York University Makes Largest Higher Ed Renewable Energy Purchase
New York University has announced that it will purchase some 118,000,000 KWh of wind power, an amount equivalent to the power that the University purchases annually from Con Edison. It will be the largest purchase of wind power by any U.S. college or university, according to the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program and the 11th largest purchase nationally.  The decision to purchase wind power is part of a broader sustainability initiative, which also includes the creation of a University-wide Task Force on Sustainability.
http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/releases/detail/1235
http://www.nyunews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/10/06/4525d1fa0a574

4. Bon Appétit Management Company Holds "Eat Local Challenge"
Food service provider Bon Appétit Management Company recently held its second annual Eat Local Challenge.  On October 3rd, 400 Bon Appétit restaurants and cafés served a lunch made entirely of ingredients from within a 150 mile radius of each kitchen.  Campuses around the country – including the University of Portland, Case Western Reserve, and Grove City College - participated in the challenge. 
http://www.bamco.com/website/eatlocal_release.html
http://www.up.edu/currentnews.asp?story=2524
http://observer.case.edu/Archives/Volume_39/Issue_5/Story_1033/
http://www.gcc.edu/Bon_Appetit,_College_hosting_Eat_Local_Challenge_Oct__3.php

5. Middlebury College Announces Plans for Biomass Facility
The Middlebury College Board of Trustees has approved plans for the College to construct a biomass plant expected to cut the college’s greenhouse gas emissions by almost 12,500 metric tons annually.  Middlebury’s primary objective for the biomass facility is to provide a sustainable, local and renewable fuel source for heating, cooling and electricity for the campus.  The College’s long-range goal is to obtain wood chips harvested in an environmentally friendly manner from local sources.  Work on the $11 million project will start in the spring of 2007 and the plant will begin operation in the fall of 2008.
http://www.middlebury.edu/about/pubaff/news_releases/2006/news632951384540792349.htm

6. Memorial University of Newfoundland Embarks on Energy Savings Initiative

Officials from Memorial University and Honeywell have announced plans for a $13.2-million energy savings and facility renewal project. The project will enable the university to offset the impact of rising energy costs while reducing maintenance costs and improving comfort.  Memorial will finance the work from the energy and operational savings the improvements will generate. Honeywell guarantees those savings – projected to be approximately $1.5 million per year over the next 14 years – under a performance contract with the university. This ensures the project will be self funded and will not place an additional burden on the university’s budgets.  The project, which is expected to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent, will commence this fall and Honeywell expects to complete the work over the next two years.
http://today.mun.ca/news.php?news_id=2437

7. University of Victoria Opens Green Engineering Building

University of Victoria recently opened a new Engineering/Computer Science Building that has been designed for LEED Gold certification.  Sustainability features a dual plumbing system that uses recycled water from the nearby outdoor aquatic facility, a heat recovery system from re-circulated waste water, a partial green roof planted with natural grasses, natural landscaping to promote storm water retention, and extensive use of recycled materials.  The 8,975 square metre, $25-million building is 25 per cent more energy efficient than the Model National Energy Code.
http://communications.uvic.ca/releases/release.php?display=release&id=756

8. UW-Madison Adopts Limited Term Employee Reform Plan
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has adopted a detailed, multi-year plan that will reform its use of Limited Term Employees (LTEs).  The plan designates two types of functions - seasonal and irregular - as appropriate activities for units to create LTE appointments.  Over a six-year period, the University will convert 95 percent of all "inappropriate" LTE appointments to full time equivalent positions.  In addition, beginning in July 2007, the plan would give most LTEs a pay increase to the "living wage" defined by the City of Madison.
http://www.news.wisc.edu/12948.html
http://badgerherald.com/news/2006/10/04/chancellor_signs_new.php
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/05/employees

9. EPA Calls UNH Model of Energy Management Among Colleges and Universities
The US EPA says that the University of New Hampshire has become a model for large institutions trying to protect the environment and reduce energy costs.  Over the last 20 years, the University has undertaken a number of steps to reduce energy consumption, including automated building control systems, new lighting, motor replacements and energy education for staff, faculty and students.  To ensure the savings continue to grow, the university requires that any renovations or new construction incorporate building standards that minimize energy use. Buildings being completely renovated in next few years will use 20 to 30 percent less energy than if they were designed to the state’s energy code.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/faa8ccabc35e95d5852571fd00628166?OpenDocument

10. Pacific University Dedicates Green Residence Hall

Pacific University recently dedicated Burlingham Hall, a new residence hall designed for LEED Gold certification.  The 59,000 square-foot, 161-bed residence hall features energy efficient appliances and  mechanical systems, organic compound paint and carpeting, regionally harvested and manufactured materials, rainwater management, and abundant natural light.
Annotated list of green residence halls (AASHE members only): http://www.aashe.org/resources/residence_halls1.php

11. Saint Xavier University Dedicates New Green Residence Hall
Saint Xavier University recently dedicated Rubloff Hall, a new $9 million energy-efficient 88-bed residence hall. Sustainability measures include a “green roof” over 10 percent of the surface to dissipate heat, an energy-efficient lighting system; a building control system that reduces energy consumption and increases indoor air quality; a ventilation system that brings in outside air for free cooling; dual-flush toilets, an energy recovery system that captures heat from exhaust ventilation; energy-efficient double-pane windows; and high-efficiency thermal insulation systems for the roof and walls.
http://www.sxu.edu/today/story.asp?prevArc=archive&date=10/3/2006&id=3131
http://greenbean.typepad.com/greenbean/2006/08/rubloff_hall.html
Annotated list of green residence halls (AASHE members only): http://www.aashe.org/resources/residence_halls1.php

12. UC Santa Cruz Establishes Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies
Craig Griswold has pledged $350,000 to UC Santa Cruz for the establishment of the Olga T. Griswold Chair in Environmental Studies, which will focus on environmental stewardship, conservation, and restoration.  Griswold’s gift will support a professor whose research and teaching focuses on issues of environmental stewardship in the state of California, with special emphasis on management and public policy.
http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/press_releases/text.asp?pid=954

13. Stanford Receives $30 Million to Fund Energy Efficiency Institute
Stanford University alumnus Jay A. Precourt has committed $30 million to establish the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at the university. The gift will provide program funds, endow new energy-related faculty positions and help support Stanford's new Environment and Energy Building currently under construction.  The Precourt Institute's mission is to improve the efficiency of energy use. It will emphasize research, decision-making and policy in the discovery and adoption of energy-efficient technologies, systems and practices. Initial work will focus on improving energy efficiency in buildings, the transportation sector, fuels and power distribution.
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2006/october11/precourt-101106.html

14. Monmouth University Completes 455 kW Solar Installation
Monmouth University recently completed the installation of a 455 kW solar installation.  The solar panels provide at least 6 percent of the campus's electricity needs, thereby saving the University $150,000 a year in energy costs.  The $2.8 million project was partially funded by a $1.7 million grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities's Clean Energy Program. http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060928/BUSINESS/609280360/1003/NEWS03
Listing of campus solar installations: http://www.aashe.org/resources/solar_campus.php

15. Northwestern Michigan College Dedicates Solar Array
Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse City Light & Power recently celebrate the opening of the largest commercial solar power system in northern Michigan.  The 8 kW solar array is one of several elements of NMC's new Energy Demonstration Center, which will provide training for people to work in related trades, as well as education for anyone interested in learning more about renewable energy sources.
http://www.tclp.org/news_details.php?id=158
http://www.nmc.edu/ees/energycenter/
Listing of campus solar installations: http://www.aashe.org/resources/solar_campus.php

16. Alfred State College Receives Grant for Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Alfred State College has received a $4.9 million state grant to fund the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture.  The new facility will house the state’s first on-campus organic dairy herd. The Center also will include renovated facilities, a working farm, applied research, a new computerized dairy management system, and a variety of continuing education opportunities, such as research projects, conferences, workshops and online tutorials for the community.  The state funds represent a down payment on cutting-edge agricultural education, sustainable natural resource management and organic dairy and crop production, college officials said. Alfred State also plans to take a leadership role in the integration of alternative energy technology.  In addition, the college plans to set the standard for organic education by approaching SUNY with a proposal to develop New York state’s first degree program in organic agriculture.
http://www.alfredstate.edu/alfred/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=1375&SnID=1520535003

17. UW-Oshkosh Creates Sustainability Team, Signs Talloires Declaration
UW-Oshkosh has created a Sustainability Team to devise a plan to make the university sustainable in its operations and effective in advancing a sense of environmental and social citizenship among its students and throughout the region.  The team will be led by UW-Oshkosh Facilities Management Director Stephen Arndt and Professor Michael Lizotte, director of the university’s Aquatic Research Laboratory. It will include a total of six students, six faculty members and 11 classified and other staff employees.  This week, the University is holding its sixth, weeklong Earth Charter Community Summit.  As part of the Summit, the University will sign the Talloires Declaration.
http://www.uwosh.edu/news_bureau/bulletin/news/?module=displaystory&story_id=1875&format=html
http://www.uwosh.edu/news_bureau/releases/sept06/earth%20charter.html

18. Florida International University Insources Custodial Workers

Florida International University has announced plans to convert approximately 150 currently outsourced custodial positions into jobs to be filled by university employees.  The transition to in-house custodial workers will begin immediately and current custodial workers will be granted the first interviews for the new positions. The plan, which ultimately will cost the university $1.8 million a year, calls for the new custodial workers’ starting wage to be set at $9.58 per hour. This represents a 50 percent increase over the current starting wage.  Additionally, long-term FIU employees are being offered the opportunity to convert from temporary to permanent employment with full benefits.
http://news.fiu.edu/releases/2006/09-27_custodial.htm

19. Stanford Announces Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers

A $10 million gift matched by Stanford will create a $20 million loan-forgiveness program at the university's School of Education to encourage students to become K-12 teachers.  The new program will significantly reduce the debt for students enrolled in the yearlong Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) who, upon graduation, enter the teaching profession for at least four years.  Under the program, half of a STEP student's loan will be "forgiven"-effectively cancelled-when the graduate has taught for two years. After four years, the loan balance will be forgiven.  Any student enrolling in STEP who plans to teach in a public school will be eligible to apply for the program. Students teaching in private schools that benefit underserved communities also will be considered.
http://ed.stanford.edu/suse/news-bureau/displayRecord.php?tablename=susenews&id=194

20. UC Davis Coffee House Switches to 100% Organic Coffee
The ASUCD Memorial Union Coffee House is celebrating its 40th anniversary by converting all of its coffee and espresso programs to organic coffee from a local roaster. 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/organic/coffee/prweb442726.htm

21. Grinnell Drops Exclusive Contract with Coke
After a multi-year student campaign calling for a boycott of Coke products, Grinnell College has dropped its exclusive contract with Coca-Cola.  The student campaign, which included the passage of a student resolution initiative in support of the Coke boycott, was motivated by allegations of Coca-Cola's complicity in human rights abuses in Columbia and concerns about water depletion in India. 
http://web.grinnell.edu/sandb/archives/Volume_123/Number_4/news/004.html

22. University of Northern Colorado Receives Energy Champion Award
The University of Northern Colorado recently received an Energy Champion Award from the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation.  The award recognizes the university’s efforts in updating 15 campus buildings with energy-efficient equipment during the past three years.  The $4.5 million upgrades include replacing outdated fixtures with efficient fluorescent lighting and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; and conserving additional resources with efficient water and building automation controls. The improvements have resulted in savings of more than $140,000 a year.  The university’s improvements are the result of a performance contract with the state that enables state and local governments to invest in energy-saving equipment, using future energy and water cost savings to pay for improvements.
http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.asp?ID=472

23. Energy Initiatives Underway at Campuses Across the US
Energy conservation initiatives are currently underway at Penn State, UW Madison, Bowdoin, Tufts, Bridgewater State College, Boston College, Brown, and Harvard.  Penn State has joined the Energy Star Change a Light, Change the World initiative, in which students, faculty and staff are encouraged to pledge to replace at least one incandescent bulb with a more efficient one.  Penn State is also piloting an energy conservation marketing program called "Take Charge" in a first-year residence hall.  UW Madison is organizing programs and competitions in dorms, panels and forums on energy-related topics and a campus-wide Earth Day event as part of “We Conserve,” an effort to reduce the University's energy consumption 20 percent by 2010.  Bowdoin is holding an energy conservation competition among dorms.  Tufts is offering residence hall students the opportunity to power their dorms with renewable energy by paying a $10 per semester fee.  Bridgewater State is engaged in a range of initiatives designed to reduce electricity and water consumption by 30 percent as part of a performance contract with Ameresco.  Brown is educating students about energy conservation through its Empower campaign and is also investigating the purchase of wind power through a Contract for Differences, a futures contract arrangement that allows the University to buy energy at a fixed rate in the future, thus avoiding the volatility of the conventional energy market.  Finally, Harvard is conducting an energy conservation competition among different buildings, including major energy users like labs and science centers.
http://live.psu.edu/story/19842
http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2006/09/09-29-06tdc/09-29-06dnews-04.asp
http://badgerherald.com/news/2006/09/29/indepth_we_conser.php
http://orient.bowdoin.edu/orient/article.php?date=2006-10-06&section=1&id=6
Tufts Daily article
Bridgewater State article
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/rvp/pubaf/chronicle/v15/o5/energy.html
Brown University article
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514681

24. Indiana University Student Association Adopts Sustainability Resolution
The Indiana University Student Association has passed a resolution requesting the creation of an IU-Bloomington Sustainability Task Force consisting of faculty, staff and students.  The task force would assess IU's current sustainability status, identify key areas of concern and create a plan to make the campus more environmentally efficient.
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.php?id=38077&adid=campus

25. UNH Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Five Percent In Fy '05
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) by five percent from Fiscal Year 2003 to Fiscal Year 2005, according to the UNH Office of Sustainability’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory that tracks UNH’s greenhouse gas footprint.  UNH reduced its GHGE -- despite increases in the student body and infrastructure -- by taking expanding Wildcat Transit ridership, powering down computers and electronics during break periods, retrofitting buildings with energy-efficient lighting and fixtures, and composting and recycling, among other initiatives. Several ongoing and upcoming energy and climate related initiatives, including the establishment of a cogeneration plant and the use of alternative fuel vehicles, are expected to further reduce the University’s emissions.
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2006/september/bp_092806gas.cfm?type=n

26. EPA Updates Top 10 List of College and University Green Power Partners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its national Top 10 College and University Partners list, which highlights the largest green power purchases made by leading educational institutions in the Green Power Partnership. The Top 10 list reflects Partner purchase information as of September 22, 2006.  The University of Pennsylvania maintained its spot as the top purchaser of green power among leading colleges and universities – a position it has held since the first Top 10 list began in February 2006. California State University System (CSU), a newcomer to the Partnership, claimed the No. 2 spot on the list with its purchase of 75,435,000 kilowatt-hours, followed by Duke University (No. 3) and Northwestern University (No. 4). Rounding out the top five is Western Washington University.
http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/top10ed.htm

New Resources

27. Campus Sustainability Profiles
AASHE has posted the applications from this year's Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards program. 35 applications containing detailed information about institutions' overall commitment to sustainability in their governance, academics, operations, and community outreach have been posted.  AASHE intends to add new profiles to this resources after each year's award program. http://www.aashe.org/resources/profiles/profiles.php

28. Play A Greater Part: Online Sustainability Assignments "Matchmaking" Service
To engage students in creating the solutions for our sustainability challenges as their course assignments or thesis, this web-based system matches up those who need help with sustainability projects (e.g. non-profits, faculty members, businesses and government planners) with students and graduates eager to participate in sustainability-related projects. Students can connect with faculty who offer credit, and thus enhance the service learning potential in sustainability learning and action. Those with projects can post a call for volunteers, and once volunteers are accepted and the project begins, the person posting the project receives a free website for posting of the project’s progress. This website is designed by the Society for College and University Planning in collaboration with the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.
http://www.playagreaterpart.org/

Opportunities

29. Austin Energy National Research Ideas Competition
The City of Austin, and its municipally owned utility, Austin Energy, is interested in finding the most innovative, cost-effective way to integrate utility lines in urban areas, promote the planting of street trees, and protect existing mature urban trees while maintaining excellent electrical system reliability. With this in mind, the City is initiating a nationwide competition, limited to Colleges and Universities, with the goal of securing a system approach to integrating utility lines with urban trees. The winning team’s approach is expected to be implemented as a pilot project in Austin. Competing Colleges and Universities are expected to put together cross-discipline teams with expertise in Electrical Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning.  Austin Energy will present the top four competing teams with cash awards. The winning team whose approach is selected will receive $250,000. The second place team will receive $30,000 and two semifinalists will each receive $10,000. A jury composed of representatives from Austin Energy, other utilities, members of Austin’s Citizen Task Forces, and representatives from national urban planning organizations will determine the award-winning teams.
Competition Announcement

30. Greenpeace Organizing Term

The Greenpeace Organizing Term offers hands-on training for students to become environmental leaders. Students will learn leadership skills and receive training in grassroots organizing, media, direct action, and campaign strategy.  The Greenpeace Organizing Term also includes a weeklong trip abroad to meet with international student activists working and global Greenpeace staff.  Tuition for the program is $3,500 which covers training expenses and costs on the international trip, including airfare, food and housing.  College credit is possible and limited scholarships are available on a needs-basis.  Greenpeace is now accepting applications for Spring 2007 terms.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/getinvolved/greenpeace-organizing-term

31. Sustainable Engineering Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Sustainable Engineering Fellowship program seeks students wishing to study for a PhD in engineering with a focus on sustainable design.  The curriculum and research projects provide the interdisciplinary basis for attacking problems in sustainable engineering.  To promote the cross cultural skills needed to address the global issues of sustainability, students will conduct 8-month international research rotations in Sao Paulo, Brazil through a partnership with the University at Campinas.
http://www.engr.pitt.edu/msi/IGERThome.htm

32. Free Book: Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Dr. Riki Ott, marine biologist and toxicologist is making free copies of her book, Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (2005), available to educators.  The book argues that oil is much more toxic than previously thought to humans and wildlife. Sound Truth can be ordered by the case ONLY (20 books) for freight, shipping, and handling charges ($30 per case Lower 48; $40 per book Alaska; $60 per book Canada) while supply lasts.
http://shop.soundtruth.info

Jobs & Internships

33. Green Purchasing Coordinator, Duke University
Duke University's Department of Procurement Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Green Purchasing Coordinator position. This position is responsible for continually expanding and improving the sustainable purchasing program already in place at Duke.  The candidate will be a self-starter with an interest in moving business practices towards more sustainable and responsible models. The position has two primary areas of responsibility: Green Purchasing and Supplier Diversity.  Salary range is $31,000 - $49,000 depending on experience.
Job Description

34. Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University seeks a Director for its Institute for Environmental Studies.  The director will coordinate the Institute's activities and teach two courses per year.  Applicants must demonstrate: a history of obtaining and administering major grants and contracts; direct experience in managing and directing multi-disciplinary teams of experts in the study of environmental issues; and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of groups.  Review of applications will begin November 20, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.
http://www.wiu.edu/employment/emp.sphp?id=408

35. Assistant Professor of Architecture in Sustainable Design, University of Texas at Austin

The School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor of Architecture in Sustainable Design.  The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree complemented by experience in teaching, research, or practice. The Ph.D. is a welcome additional credential, but is not required. His or her background should demonstrate strong capability in building performance analysis, thoughtful integration of sustainable technologies in design, as well as evidence of the ability to discover and respond to factual data, and to communicate ideas generally. The ideal submission will also offer evidence that the candidate could teach effectively, direct student independent projects, and conduct scholarly research and/or design-practice at a level that promises future national and international recognition.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2006.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000478206-01&pg=s&cc=

36. Lecturer, Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland

The Environmental Science and Policy Program at University of Maryland seeks a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to teach fifteen credit hours per year, includes four, 3-credit courses for the Environmental Science and Policy Program and/or the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, and three, 1-credit colloquia for College Park Scholars - Environmental Studies, a living/learning program for academically talented first and second-year students in all academic majors.  The lecturer will also Direct and manage College Park Scholars - Environmental Studies program.  Applicants should have a Graduate degree in a field related to environmental studies, Ph.D. or J.D. preferred.  Review of applications will begin November 17, 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
http://www.ensp.umd.edu/CourseMaterials/ES.ENSP.SrLecturer.pdf

37. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Unity College
Unity College seeks a Vice-President for Academic Affairs to start in the summer of 2007. The candidate will work with the senior leadership team of Unity College and report directly to the President.  The College desires a collaborative, imaginative, and supportive individual who has significant experience in the field of interdisciplinary environmental studies. The college is engaged in an exciting, innovative project of academic renewal, building on its core strengths in environmental science, conservation law, and the environmental liberal arts, committed to a variety of teaching and learning methodologies.  Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 10th.
http://www.unity.edu/HumRes/jobs.asp

38. Chairperson, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England
The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England invites applications for Chairperson.  The position requires (1) a PhD in a relevant disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, (2) experience as a faculty member at a university or college, (3) academic leadership experience including substantial personnel and budgeting responsibility, (4) evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, (5) strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, and (6) ability to foster and to maintain a positive and open relationship with internal and external constituent and donor groups. The Chairperson reports to the Chief Academic Officer of the New England campus.  Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2006.
http://www.antiochne.edu/employment/eschair.cfm

39. Environmental Studies Position in Energy Studies, St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track position in environmental studies at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be an individual broadly trained in environmental studies and whose specific academic interest is energy systems. This person will teach three courses per semester, which will include Introduction to Environmental Studies, as well as a seminar in energy policy and/or a practicum in renewable/alternative energy.  In addition to the course about energy, the candidate may also teach other upper level environmental studies courses which complement the broadly interdisciplinary program in place at St. Lawrence, such as seminars in sustainable design, life cycle analysis or waste management. Ph.D. is preferred; ABD will be considered. Review of applications begins 15 January 2007.
http://tinyurl.com/y3tp42

40. Faculty Position in Environmental Studies, Skidmore College
Skidmore College seeks an interdisciplinary environmental natural scientist for a tenure-track position in its growing Environmental Studies program.  The successful candidate will be able to teach our interdisciplinary environmental studies foundation course, an upper-level environmental science methods course, and upper-level dedicated environmental science courses in the candidate's area of expertise.  The position rank is open, but qualified candidates should have completed their Ph.D. prior to June 2007.  Application review will begin December 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000478217-01&pg=s&cc=

41. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, King's University College
The King's University College announces a tenure track position in Geography with teaching and administration responsibility for an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory Human and Physical Geography, and two or more of the following: Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Environmental Impact assessment or Resource/Environmental Management. Experience in developing or administering an Environmental Studies program, including student internships, is preferred. Team- teaching and international experience are assets.  A Ph.D. is required for tenure track appointment. Teaching load is six term courses per year (adjusted for labs or seminars). Responsibility for Environmental Studies program may reduce teaching load. All tenure-track faculty members are expected to do research and publish results.  The application deadline is January 15, 2007 or until filled.
http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L597

Events

42. AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Jan. 11-12, 2007; Emory University, Atlanta, GA
AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience of range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities, and dialogue with faculty from around the country as they gain help in adapting this model to their own campus. The workshop leaders, Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase, are editors of Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change and have helped more than 200 faculty revise courses in a wide array of disciplines.  Workshop tuition is $350 for AASHE members and $390 for non-members.  Applications to participate are due by November 10, 2006.
http://www.aashe.org/profdev/curriculum.php



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