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Job Opening: University of Peace in Costa Rica

2015 June 1
by Shared by Steve Rust

The University for Peace in Costa Rica is hiring an Assistant Professor in Environment and Development for the coming academic year (beginning in August). English is the official language of the University, though proficiency in Spanish is desirable. They are principally looking for someone with a critical social science background who works on water governance and/or water security. Expertise in food/agriculture and/or climate change is also strongly desirable.

The deadline to apply is June 15th. More details can be found from the full job announcement here:

Assistant Professor in Environment and Development

Essential Qualifications:

1) Ph.D. with the thesis addressing a theme relevant to the field of Environment and Development, with an emphasis on social and political issues.

2) Minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience.

3) Distinguished record of research and publications.

4) Academic expertise and capability of teaching in the field of Environment and Development.

5) Fluency in English

Demonstrated capacity to teach in at least two of the following subjects:

– Water Governance

– Water Security

– Climate Change Governance

– Climate Change Adaptation

– Sustainable Agriculture

– Food Security

– Research Methods


Personal Suitability

Experience in multicultural or cross-cultural settings; capacity and interest to engage students from around the world; demonstrated initiative and a willingness to innovate; a strong team contributor; flexibility; and interest in engaging in practical action research and outreach activities,
to address relevant environmental issues. Close link to and desire to live in Costa Rica is desirable.

To Apply

Please submit (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and how your teaching and research interests will contribute to the department and the UPEACE community, and (3) contact information for three references. Your references will only be contacted in the event you are selected as a finalist. Your application should be sent in electronic format to the following e-mail only:, in reference to position #1100.

For questions about the position please contact Jan Breitling at <>

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