Tenure-track Faculty Positions- Environmental Sciences for Sustainability 2023-2024

IE University

Segovia, Spain 🇪🇸

IE University

Location: Segovia

Open Date: Mar 01, 2023


IE University invites applications for three full-time, open rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of 1) Global change, 2) Water Sciences, and 3) Climate Solutions.

The faculty members will join the Department of Environmental Sciences for Sustainability of the IE School of Science and Technology, starting on September 1st, 2023.

We are seeking to appoint experienced, ambitious, and highly motivated individuals whose research interests focus on:

  1. Global change: climate change, climate dynamics, atmosphere-ocean-land dynamics, climate and society, land uses change, anthropogenic carbon and oceans, sustainable oceans, global biogeochemical cycles, among others.
  2. Water sciences: water chemistry, global water cycle, land and ocean water resources, water contamination assessment, water cleaning technologies, water and energy, water and health, among others
  3. Climate Solutions: nature-based climate solutions, negative emissions technologies, ecosystem- based adaptation solutions, among others

As a new faculty member of the Department of Environmental Sciences for Sustainability you will be expected to stablish an outstanding and internationally recognized research program, and to attract external funding for research from governmental agencies and the industry. As a faculty member You will contribute to the development of our new BSc program on Environmental Sciences for Sustainability – BESS, throughout the delivery of classes, the advice of undergraduate students and the development of outreach and mentoring programs.

You will also be involved in some administrative duties, which may include participation in department and program committees, creation of new BSc and MSc programs, participation in program accreditation processes, among others.


IE University is an internationally recognized institution originally founded as a business school. The university is comprised of schools of BusinessScience & TechnologyLawPolitics, 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 â€“standing as one of the 5 towers in the business district of Madrid with a 6000-student capacity.

The Department of Environmental Sciences for Sustainability 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 department and the IE School of Science and Technology count with a variety of facilities, which include several teaching and research labs.

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 Sierra de la Guadarrama, the San Ildefonso – El Espinar,  UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserve, among others. 


Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant discipline from a recognized university, by the date of the appointment. You must also have an exceptional track record of research achievements as evidenced by the publication in international high-ranked peer review journals, a strong and well stablished network of international scientific collaborations, and an extraordinary mentorship record, i.e. advise of undergraduate and graduate students, predocs and postdocs.

English is the official working and teaching language of the BESS and the IE University. Therefore, you are expected to have quasi-native English proficiency. Spanish proficiency will be a plus.

Exceptional candidates in other topics within the general research areas of environmental sciences and sustainability will also be considered.

Application Instructions

We use Interfolio, where you can create your dossier and apply.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, which must include your most important research achievements and your plans for the future research that you will be developing at BESS during the next 5 years (2 pages), statement of teaching philosophy (1/2 page) and a statement of contribution to inclusion and diversity (1/2 page).

Please also include copies of your three (3) most relevant scientific publications and names and contact address of three (3) referees, who will be contacted by the IE University (make sure you advise your referees about this application process).

Please also include evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, if available).

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

The deadline for application is April 2nd, 2023. Interviews are expected to start on the 10th of April 2023. However, we will continue accept applications until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development