Associate or Full Professor of Population – Cornell University
Posted: 11/18/2022 (Employment)
The Department of Global Development invites applications for a new faculty position to study human population dynamics in the US and around the world in the context of environmental change. The successful candidate will be nominated to hold the inaugural appointment as the Schleifer Family Professor of Sustainability. Upon confirmation, the professorship will be held for an initial five-year period, with possibility of renewal.
With a rapidly globalizing world population of 10 billion, efforts to save the planet, leave no one behind, and broadly advance sustainable development objectives must include deep scholarship on demographic change as both a cause and a consequence of environmental change. Adaptive responses such as migration have profound implications for food security, poverty and inequality, and the global politics of climate action. Large-scale population movements are already underway and are expected to accelerate in the decade ahead due to flooding, extreme heat, and prolonged droughts — stresses that are often exacerbated by conflict, resource scarcity, and tenuous livelihood systems.