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The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) works to catalyze more effective action on climate and sustainability challenges by integrating collaborative engagement across diverse communities with our ability to generate high-quality analysis. Our deep team of scholar-practitioners has significant and diverse experience in implementing real policy and decision making at the highest levels, and simultaneously in leading field in research. CGS works to build global capacity for analysis to support climate ambition, to understand cleaner energy technology pathways, to enhance resilience to climate change, and to support new approaches to energy and climate finance. 

Available Positions

Overview 

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS, cgs.umd.edu) in the University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Policy is seeking several interns with strong written, communication, and data visualization skills, and the motivation to apply those skills to support real-world efforts to address climate and sustainability issues. 

Communications and Research Intern (~15 hours a week)

  • Manage all newsletters, including annual, weekly, and any project-specific
  • Manage implementation of the social media calendar
  • Support creation of CGS “experts” digital profiles
  • Maintain morning clips and share highlights weekly with the CGS team 
  • Support research needs on a variety of CGS projects and content creation in the form of policy briefs, factsheets, blogs, etc.
  • Execute research and data impact strategies 

Digital Intern (~10 hours a week)

  • Manage website updates, including revamp of project pages and research communications
  • Draft media pitches, blogs, and op-eds 
  • Liaison to any production needs of research products
  • Create figures and infographics for data visualization
  • Event management and support, as needed

Project Engagement Intern (~10 hours a week)

  • Upcoming project/research planning and tracking 
  • Regularly update the stakeholder lists and manage segmentation of lists
  • Regularly update talking points and messaging documents to support stakeholder engagement
  • Metrics/impact tracking

Qualifications 

  • Major in Public Policy, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field, preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with social media management
  • Experience using Canva, preferred
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines on a regular basis
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility as priorities change
  • Creativity and demonstrated interest in sustainability, climate change, energy, or other environmental topics

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Camryn Dahl (cdahl@umd.edu) and Shannon Kennedy (skennedy@umd.edu) with an email subject of “CGS Internships”. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; the priority deadline is September 26th, 2022.

About the Center for Global Sustainability: Through world-leading research and policy engagement, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland seeks to change the way that governments, businesses, and people envision and implement possibilities for ambitious climate action. Founded in 2016 in response to the need for thought leadership, analysis, and engagement to support the achievement of global climate goals, its programs advance understanding to support ambitious national and subnational climate strategies, fossil phase-out, energy innovation, finance, and other priorities in the United States, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and other major economies. CGS currently supports about 30 researchers and works with a rich community of collaborators around the world. CGS is housed within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, which focuses on integrating practice with research, blending national and international policy, and working at all policy levels from local to global. It grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It currently counts in its community roughly 800 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, 500 Executive Program students, 60 staff, and 80 faculty. The University of Maryland, College Park, is a land-grant, sea-grant, top-tier (R1) research university, and is the major research university in the Washington, DC area, located 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was recently ranked 14th in the U.S. in the National Science Foundation’s national rankings of all universities. It has an annual budget of $2.1 billion and administers approximately $1.2 billion in combined University of Maryland annual research awards. It has strengths in climate, energy, and environmental policy, environmental and earth sciences, remote sensing, climate, and energy modeling, and computational and social sciences.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Center for Global Sustainability is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action. Read the CGS Vision on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion here.

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS, cgs.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland is looking for Post-Master's Research Associate(s) with strong analytical and communication skills and a desire to apply those skills in support of climate and sustainability issues. This position will be a full-time appointment for one year and renewable to two years based on performance.

The mission of CGS is, through our research and policy engagement, to change the way that governments, diverse organizations, and people around the world envision and implement new possibilities for ambitious climate action. Our team has significant and diverse experience in both delivering field-leading research and informing, supporting, and implementing policy in national and international contexts.

The Post-Masters Research Associate will work with CGS and our collaborators, as appropriate, to develop and apply robust and innovative research approaches to better understand pathways to reach challenging and ambitious climate and sustainability goals at international, national, and/or subnational levels. Such research approaches may include integrated quantitative analysis and modeling, empirical methods, qualitative and mixed methods, or other approaches to understanding energy systems, land use, non-CO2 climate forcers, and other topics at the center of climate policy and sustainability debates.

Specific projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Near- and long-term low-carbon development strategies of key countries, such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, etc.
  • All-of-society climate mitigation strategies in the United States
  • Pathways to achieve Maryland’s 2031 emissions reduction and net-zero targets
  • Accelerated fossil transition pathways in key countries, potentially including but not limited to subnational strategies
  • Co-benefits of climate change mitigation, such as air quality and human health, economic development, and other national priorities
  • Scenarios for analyzing climate and transition risks to the economy and financial system
  • Decarbonization strategies for industry, transportation, and other sectors
  • Methane and other non-CO2 reduction strategies at national or subnational levels
  • Agricultural and other land-related mitigation options

Primary duties and tasks of this position may include:

  • Conduct background research and analysis of climate, energy, environment, and sustainable development policies.
  • Conduct background research on energy technology trends.
  • Collect and synthesize data for use in quantitative, integrated modeling.
  • Process, analyze, and visualize data.
  • Modify and run the GCAM integrated assessment model to produce different policy and technology scenarios.
  • Process and downscale model outputs to needed resolution.
  • Contribute to developing reports and research papers.
  • Support policy engagements with key local, national, and international stakeholders.

The candidate should be self-motivated, team-oriented, and interested in developing and applying high-quality research to inform policy on climate and sustainability issues.

Specific required and preferred skills are:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months from an accredited college or university or have at least 3 years of full-time experience as a Research Associate, or equivalent appointment at another institution.
  • Excellent English language proficiency is required, particularly written.

Desired qualifications:

  • Degree in Public Policy, Engineering, Economics, or related field, with knowledge in climate, energy, and sustainability issues.
  • Background in quantitative analysis, data collection, and management.
  • Coding skills in R and/or Python.
  • Dedication and strong ability to learn quickly.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Prof. Ryna Cui (ycui10@umd.edu) and Jenna Behrendt (jbehrend@umd.edu) with an email subject of “CGS-Post-Masters: Last Name, First Name”. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; the priority deadline is September 18th, 2022.

About the Center for Global Sustainability: Through world-leading research and policy engagement, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland seeks to change the way that governments, businesses, and people envision and implement possibilities for ambitious climate action. Founded in 2016 in response to the need for thought leadership, analysis, and engagement to support the achievement of global climate goals, its programs advance understanding to support ambitious national and subnational climate strategies, fossil phase-out, energy innovation, finance, and other priorities in the United States, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and other major economies. CGS currently supports about 30 researchers and works with a rich community of collaborators around the world. CGS is housed within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, which focuses on integrating practice with research, blending national and international policy, and working at all policy levels from local to global. It grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It currently counts in its community roughly 800 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, 500 Executive Program students, 60 staff, and 80 faculty. The University of Maryland, College Park, is a land-grant, sea-grant, top-tier (R1) research university, and is the major research university in the Washington, DC area, located 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was recently ranked 14th in the U.S. in the National Science Foundation’s national rankings of all universities. It has an annual budget of $2.1 billion and administers approximately $1.2 billion in combined University of Maryland annual research awards. It has strengths in climate, energy, and environmental policy, environmental and earth sciences, remote sensing, climate, and energy modeling, and computational and social sciences.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Center for Global Sustainability is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action. Read the CGS Vision on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion here.

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS, cgs.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland is looking for research assistant(s) with excellent research, coordination, and communication skills. The mission of CGS is, through our research and policy engagement, to change the way that governments, diverse organizations, and people around the world envision and implement new possibilities for ambitious climate action. Our team has significant and diverse experience in both delivering field-leading research and informing, supporting, and implementing policy in national and international contexts.

These will be hourly positions up to 20 hours/week over the semester and up to 40 hours/week over the summer. The research assistants will work with CGS and our collaborators, as appropriate, to apply robust and innovative research approaches to understanding national climate ambition, energy transition, climate finance, nonCO2 mitigation, and other topics at the center of climate policy and sustainability debates.

Specific projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Near- and long-term low carbon development strategies of key countries
  • All-of-society climate mitigation strategies in the United States
  • Accelerated fossil transition pathways in key countries, potentially including but not limited to subnational strategies
  • Co-benefits of climate change mitigation, such as air quality and human health, economic development, and other national priorities
  • Scenarios for analyzing climate and transition risks to the economy and financial system
  • Decarbonization strategies for industry, transportation, and other sectors
  • Methane and other non-CO2 reduction strategies at national or subnational levels
  • Agricultural and other land-related mitigation options

Specific tasks may include the following:

  • Conduct background research and analysis of climate, energy, environment, and sustainable development policies
  • Collect, analyze and visualize data
  • Contribute to writing reports and potential research papers
  • Support research communications, data visualization, and content creation for all of CGS’s digital mediums

Specific required skills are:

  • Knowledge in climate, energy, and sustainability issues and policies
  • Excellent English language proficiency required, particularly written
  • Dedication and strong ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Background in quantitative analysis, data collection and management

Specific preferred skills include:

  • Ability to read and interpret legislation
  • Coding skills in R, Python and/or STATA
  • Geospatial analysis and/or econometric skills

To apply, please send a CV/resume and brief cover letter to Prof. Ryna Cui (ycui10@umd.edu) and Jenna Behrendt (jbehrend@umd.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

About the Center for Global Sustainability: Through world-leading research and policy engagement, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland seeks to change the way that governments, businesses, and people envision and implement possibilities for ambitious climate action. Founded in 2016 in response to the need for thought leadership, analysis, and engagement to support the achievement of global climate goals, its programs advance understanding to support ambitious national and subnational climate strategies, fossil phase-out, energy innovation, finance, and other priorities in the United States, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and other major economies. CGS currently supports about 30 researchers, and works with a rich community of collaborators around the world. CGS is housed within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, which focuses on integrating practice with research, blending national and international policy, and working at all policy levels from local to global. It grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It currently counts in its community roughly 800 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, 500 Executive Program students, 60 staff, and 80 faculty. The University of Maryland, College Park, is a land-grant, sea- grant, top tier (R1) research university, and is the major research university in the Washington, DC area, located 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was recently ranked 14th in the U.S. in the National Science Foundation’s national rankings of all universities. It has an annual budget of $2.1 billion and administers approximately $1.2 billion in combined University of Maryland annual research awards. It has strengths in climate, energy, and environmental policy, environmental and earth sciences, remote sensing, climate and energy modeling, and computational and social sciences.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Center for Global Sustainability is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action. Read the CGS Vision on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion here.

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS, cgs.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks to hire two postdoctoral research associates with strong research, project management, writing, and communication skills and a desire to apply those skills in support of climate and sustainability issues. Candidates should have strong potential for research production and a desire to build skills in linking analysis and policy. This position will be a full-time appointment for two years.

The mission of CGS is, through our research and policy engagement, to change the way that governments, diverse organizations, and people around the world envision and implement new possibilities for ambitious climate action. Our team has significant and diverse experience in both delivering field-leading research and informing, supporting, and implementing policy in national and international contexts.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will work with CGS and our collaborators, as appropriate, to develop and apply robust and innovative research approaches to better understand pathways to reach challenging and ambitious climate and sustainability goals at international, national, and/or subnational levels. Such research approaches may include integrated quantitative analysis and modeling, empirical methods, qualitative and mixed methods, or other approaches to understanding energy systems, land use, non-CO2 climate forcers, and other topics at the center of climate policy and sustainability debates. Specific projects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Near- and long-term low carbon development strategies of key countries
  • Accelerated fossil transition pathways in key countries, potentially including but not limited to subnational strategies
  • Co-benefits of climate change mitigation, such as air quality and human health, economic development, and other national priorities
  • Scenarios for analyzing climate and transition risks to the economy and financial system
  • Decarbonization strategies for the industrial, transportation, and other sectors
  • Methane and other non-CO2 reduction strategies at national or subnational levels
  • Agricultural and other land-related mitigation options

Primary duties of this position include:

  • Conduct research on low-carbon strategies and energy transition pathways to inform the development of climate, energy, and environment strategies in key countries of interest, including potentially the United States, China, India, Brazil, and/or Indonesia
  • Lead publication of research papers and reports on these topics.
  • Contribute to developing and expanding the research agenda and developing new proposals with project leads.

The candidate should be self-motivated, team-oriented, and interested in developing and applying high-quality research to inform policy on climate and sustainability issues. Specific required and preferred skills are:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Candidates must have received a Doctoral degree within the past 36 months or within the next 6 months from an accredited college or university.

Desired qualifications:

  • Background in quantitative analysis, integrated assessment modeling, climate mitigation, energy transition, environment and sustainability preferred.
  • Strong coding skills in R and/or Python, where appropriate for the candidate’s discipline Excellent English language proficiency required, particularly written.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

If appropriate for the candidate’s research, projects and associated mentoring opportunities may also involve research collaborations with our partners at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI, www.globalchange.umd.edu), a collaboration between the University of Maryland and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on quantitative analysis and integrated assessment modeling of climate and sustainability issues, including potentially the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM).

To apply, please go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94723 and submit a CV and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; the priority deadline is May 5, 2022.

Note: As part of this cluster hire initiative, CGS is also hiring up to three assistant/associate research professors; candidates interested in those positions are encouraged to refer to the job ad on the CGS website or the information on the UMD ejobs website for more information.

About the Center for Global Sustainability: Through world-leading research and policy engagement, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland seeks to change the way that governments, businesses, and people envision and implement possibilities for ambitious climate action. Founded in 2016 in response to the need for thought leadership, analysis, and engagement to support the achievement of global climate goals, its programs advance understanding to support ambitious national and subnational climate strategies, fossil phase-out, energy innovation, finance, and other priorities in the United States, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and other major economies. CGS currently supports about 30 researchers, and works with a rich community of collaborators around the world. CGS is housed within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, which focuses on integrating practice with research, blending national and international policy, and working at all policy levels from local to global. It grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It currently counts in its community roughly 800 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, 500 Executive Program students, 60 staff, and 80 faculty. The University of Maryland, College Park, is a land-grant, sea- grant, top tier (R1) research university, and is the major research university in the Washington, DC area, located 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was recently ranked 14th in the U.S. in the National Science Foundation’s national rankings of all universities. It has an annual budget of $2.1 billion and administers approximately $1.2 billion in combined University of Maryland annual research awards. It has strengths in climate, energy, and environmental policy, environmental and earth sciences, remote sensing, climate and energy modeling, and computational and social sciences.

Vaccine Protocol: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Center for Global Sustainability is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action. Read the CGS Vision on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion here.

Background Checks: Offers of employment at the University of Maryland are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS, cgs.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks to hire three Research Professors (Assistant or Associate rank) to join our expanding team. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record, appropriate to rank, of research production, field leadership, fundraising, and experience in the research-policy interface on topics of climate change and sustainability. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications appropriate for Assistant and Associate Research Professor positions. This is a three-year, renewable, non-tenure- track position within CGS and on the faculty of the School of Public Policy at UMD.

The mission of CGS is, through our research and policy engagement, to change the way that governments, diverse organizations, and people around the world envision and implement new possibilities for ambitious climate action. Our team has significant and diverse experience in both delivering field-leading research and informing, supporting, and implementing policy in national and international contexts.

The ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following topical areas:

  • Climate ambition assessment in major economies
  • Long-term climate and development strategies
  • All-of-society approaches to climate action and mitigation
  • Financing the energy and climate transition toward net zero
  • Just and equitable energy and economic transitions
  • Strategies for fossil fuel phaseout

Regional expertise and experience in climate policy in the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, India, or other major economies or key regions is also desirable. The candidate should be self-motivated, team-oriented, committed to mentoring and education, and interested in developing and applying field-leading research to inform policy on climate and sustainability issues. Specific required and preferred skills are:

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, Engineering, Economics, or related field, with expertise in climate, energy, and sustainability issues
  • Meaningful experience working in policy environments outside of academia
  • Depending on rank, recognized national or international leadership in one or more fields relating to climate, energy, and sustainability
  • At least 1–3 years of research-related experience beyond the Ph.D. for assistant rank; or 5–7 years for associate rank.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and project management skills
  • Strong publication record appropriate to rank
  • The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising
  • Commitment to educate, mentor, and train the next generation of climate and sustainability research and policy leaders

To apply, please go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94213 and submit a CV and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; the deadline for best consideration is May 6, 2022.

Note: As part of this cluster hire initiative, CGS is also hiring two postdoctoral associates; candidates interested in those positions are encouraged to refer to the job ad on the CGS website or the information on the UMD ejobs website for more information.

About the Center for Global Sustainability

Through world-leading research and policy engagement, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland seeks to change the way that governments, businesses, and people envision and implement possibilities for ambitious climate action. Founded in 2016 in response to the need for thought leadership, analysis, and engagement to support the achievement of global climate goals, its programs advance understanding to support ambitious national and subnational climate strategies, fossil phase-out, energy innovation, finance, and other priorities in the United States, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil, and other major economies. CGS currently supports about 30 researchers, and works with a rich community of collaborators around the world. CGS is housed within the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, which focuses on integrating practice with research, blending national and international policy, and working at all policy levels from local to global. It grants degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It currently counts in its community roughly 800 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, 500 Executive Program students, 60 staff, and 80 faculty. The University of Maryland, College Park, is a land-grant, sea- grant, top tier (R1) research university, and is the major research university in the Washington, DC area, located 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was recently ranked 14th in the U.S. in the National Science Foundation’s national rankings of all universities. It has an annual budget of $2.1 billion and administers approximately $1.2 billion in combined University of Maryland annual research awards. It has strengths in climate, energy, and environmental policy, environmental and earth sciences, remote sensing, climate and energy modeling, and computational and social sciences.

Vaccine Protocol: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The Center for Global Sustainability is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world both within our community and through collaborative research and action. Read the CGS Vision on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion here.

Background Checks: Offers of employment at the University of Maryland are contingent on the completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.