The School of Sustainability in the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Sustainability and Behavior Change.  This faculty position is expected to begin in August 2024. Applicants should have expertise in researching and teaching in human behavior change as it relates to sustainability. 

Applicants must be prepared to develop and implement a cutting-edge research and teaching program in sustainability and behavior change. We seek interdisciplinary scholars from the broad set of social and behavioral sciences, whose research focuses on dimensions of individual, group or organizational behavioral change in relation to sustainability challenges and opportunities. Candidates with strengths in either qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods are welcome. Applicants are welcome from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to, social or ecological psychology, environmental behavioral science, behavioral economics, cognitive science, cultural evolution and decision science. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the values of ASU as reflected in the ASU Charter in teaching, research, practice and service. 

The position will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as well as mentoring students, conducting research and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams within the School of Sustainability and across Arizona State University, supporting the development of courses and curricula, and performing school, university, professional, and community service. 

The College of Global Futures at Arizona State University

The ASU College of Global Futures is an integral unit within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, an innovative enterprise designed to radically enhance the university’s impact in creating a thriving future for humanity and planet Earth. The College contains four schools: the School of Sustainability, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the School of Ocean Futures and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems.

As the first school of sustainability in the country, SOS has developed a pioneering approach to sustainability education, research, and engagement. The school is focused on real-world solutions to complex social-ecological-technical challenges, with a driving vision “to empower transformation for a thriving, sustainable world.” The School of Sustainability takes a transdisciplinary approach in its curriculum, addressing a broad spectrum of global challenges, including: energy, materials, and technology; water quality and scarcity; international development; ecosystems; social transformations; food systems; and policy and governance. The sustainability programs (undergraduate programs, M.A., M.S., Master of Sustainability Solutions, Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership, Ph.D.) and short course adult and executive trainings offered by the School as well as various sustainability education offerings across Arizona State University present excellent opportunities (“living lab”) for innovative educational research. 

As defined in its design aspirations, ASU has a deep commitment to use-inspired, public-serving work in both the local and global contexts. This commitment is further articulated in ASU’s Charter, declaring the university’s enduring commitment to the communities in which it is embedded. 



  • PhD or equivalent degree at the time of appointment in Sustainability, Economics, Psychology, Cognitive Science,  Environmental Studies, Philosophy, or a related field.
  • Potential for the candidate’s scholarship, teaching, and outreach activities foster the values of ASU as reflected in the ASU Charter.
  • Evidence of substantive research and teaching experience in sustainability and behavior change.
  • Evidence of strong research experience and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement in publications and academic collaborations.
  • Evidence of potential to secure funding for research, education, and/or outreach activities.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students appropriate to rank. 


  • Experience with applied, solutions-oriented, transdisciplinary research and outreach.
  • Demonstrated interest in incorporating different types of knowledge (e.g. scientific, practitioner, indigenous, transdisciplinarity) into sustainability and behavior research and practice.

You can find additional information and apply here.