Arizona State Unversity

Tempe, Arizona

Full time

Higher Education

Aug 9

Assistant Research Professional, The Earth League



The Earth League (EL) invites applications for an Assistant Research Professional to join the Global Futures Laboratory.

As Assistant Research Professional, you will work under the supervision of the Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures and co-chair of the Earth League on a variety of projects. You will be responsible for executing the mission and vision of the Earth League by communicating sophisticated scientific information produced by The Earth League to the public at large. Under administrative direction and with the support of the Earth League Secretariat, you will organize and direct key aspects of assigned functions to achieve organization objectives.

Current projects are focused on climate science, sustainability, and global change pathways.

Essential Duties

  • Support administration and communication of the Earth League Secretariat
  • Support the preparation and organization of content for Earth League meetings
  • Coordinate the network of lead institutions and Fellows
  • Participate in and facilitates the dissemination of Earth League meeting results and/or products
  • Help prepare manuscripts for publication
  • Maintain the content of the Earth League website with technical assistance
  • Prepare materials for Earth League fundraising, as relevant to emerging projects
  • Develops and implements research and communication operations
  • Coordinates collaboratively with ASU leadership and campus functional leaders to advance the work of the Earth League


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of research-related experience.
  • Finalists will be expected to provide writing samples
  • Experience in problem solving and decision-making
  • Experience in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management and working within diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal skills
  • Evidence of command of the English language both verbally and in writing


Desired Qualifications:

As our ideal candidate, you possess in one or more of the following: 

·        Experience with mixed research methods, statistical analysis or modeling

·        Experience publishing academic research

  • Evidence of a graduate degree, especially in sustainability / sustainable development or related field
  • Experience in scientific writing, science communication
  • Experience in coordination of collaborative consortia
  • Experience in relevant research administration, communication and delivery of support services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sponsored research

This position with The Earth League is sponsored by the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, which is a founding member of the Earth League. 

About the Earth League

The Earth League is an international alliance of institutional and individual members, who work together to respond to some of the most pressing issues faced by humankind including climate change, depletion of natural resources, land degradation, water scarcity, or food security. The Earth League aims at providing stakeholders and actors with robust information for decision making concerning a wide range of issues that need immediate and long-term action. While addressing existing and emerging problems created by resource use beyond our planet’s capacity, the Earth League explores how problems can be anticipated and avoided through strategic action and innovation. By coming together in a self-organized alliance, the Earth League members form a united voice in the global dialogue on planetary issues. To learn more about ASU, visit

About ASU

Arizona State University is a large, comprehensive, research university and for nearly two decades, has transformed into the “New American University,” one dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. By our Charter and Design Aspirations, we center inclusion and success as values that drive the enterprise; adopt inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning as ways to address society’s greatest challenges; and develop innovative partnerships to produce master learners across the lifespan. To learn more about ASU, visit

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit initial application deadline is August 27, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the positions are filled. To apply, candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:

  •  Cover letter outlining qualifications and experience
  •  Curriculum Vitae, including links to authored publications
  •  Name, phone number, address and e-mail address of three (3) professional references

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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