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Sustainability Committee seeks faculty member for hub coordinator position

Published: October 9, 2020 Author: Sam Crowl

The Ohio University Sustainability Committee is currently seeking a faculty member to oversee and coordinate collaborative sustainability research, engagement, and curriculum efforts for the Sustainable Infrastructure Hub beginning in January 2021. 

The Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator will organize or give one presentation per semester on one or more of the themes of waste, water, energy, and buildings as part of a monthly seminar series on sustainability initiatives, and will report annual progress on initiatives to the University Sustainability Committee. 

In 2018 OHIO embarked upon a university-wide restructuring effort to elevate its sustainability efforts throughout every college, department and division of Ohio University. Led by the Office of Sustainability and utilizing feedback gathered from the Senates and other campus sustainability experts, a strategic plan was developed that included the creation of a new Sustainability Committee co-chaired by the Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

Included in the restructuring was the creation of Sustainable Infrastructure, Sustainable Administration and Sustainable Living Hubs. Current Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator Dr. David Bayless, Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will be completing his term this semester and the Sustainability Committee is seeking his replacement.

In alignment with President Nellis’ Strategic Pathways and Priorities, the Hubs act as Sustainability Engagement Ecosystems and utilize the Ohio University campuses as laboratories for sustainability initiatives. The Hubs unite staff, faculty, students, and community participants to advance sustainability initiatives in thematic areas.

For more information on the Hubs or the Hub Coordinator position, and to apply or nominate a faculty member, please click here.  

Applications are being accepted until Monday, Nov. 9.