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The Earth Commons is shaping a sustainable future for Georgetown and the planet through research, education, and action—and we need your help. Work with us on the development and implementation on a variety of environment and sustainability initiatives as well as research and teaching. For questions regarding any of the following job postings, please reach out to


Assistant Professor: Remote Sensing/GIS

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who uses remote sensing/geographic information systems, geospatial analysis and modeling. This scholar can be from one or more of the natural or physical sciences (environmental science, ecology, geography, biodiversity, hydrology, marine science, climatology, agricultural sciences, physics, chemistry and engineering or related fields), and or social science. We are looking for a scholar with the potential for developing a stellar record of research and fundraising, who is on track for a distinguished career within their own discipline and has potential to contribute significantly to interdisciplinary efforts. This tenure like faculty member would also contribute to the development and delivery of our innovative pedagogical and experiential components for the new undergraduate curricula, and would help connect our various environmental and material science faculty with the ongoing work of the Earth Commons and the Office of Sustainability.

Open Rank Professor of Sustainability

The ideal candidate is an interdisciplinary scholar whose background includes Sustainability science, environmental systems, and/or materials science but also has demonstrated ability to connect with related areas of sustainability. This tenure line position includes engaging with policymakers, implementing strategies and solutions through partnerships with stakeholders, and communicating research and planning activities to diverse audiences. The successful candidate would develop a strong research program at the interface of multiple areas, including but not limited to areas such as sustainability science and policy, materials science, waste science, life-cycle design and assessment, product design, energy systems, food systems, water and marine systems, ecosystem services, urbanism and ruralities, and environmental systems dynamics.

Staff & Fellows

Academic Postdoctoral Fellowship

ECo Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research on various aspects of environment and sustainability challenges and scholarship (e.g., climate and climate change, biodiversity conservation, food and water security, environmental justice). ECo Fellows will also be expected to co-teach with a faculty mentor for one semester. Applicants must propose to conduct research and teach with one or more Earth Commons faculty or affiliated faculty. Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for two years, although year two is contingent upon successful progress in year one. In accepting the appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence at Georgetown University except for absences agreed upon with mentor(s).


We are not currently accepting intern applicants, but check back in the future for more opportunities.