iSEE Seeking 2024-25 Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainability Leadership

Inaugural Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainability Leadership Natalie Kofler, a bioethicist who founded Editing Nature, delivers a MillerComm lecture on the University of Illinois campus in Fall 2019.

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), invites applications and nominations for the Stuart L. and Nancy J. Levenick Resident Scholar in Sustainability Leadership for the 2024-25 academic year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The visiting scholar program is intended to bring experts from other universities, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to share fresh perspectives, stimulate interdisciplinary interactions, and connect with the U of I community.

Applications for 2024-25 are welcome from scholars in a broad range of disciplines related to sustainability and the environment — including the biological sciences and physical sciences, engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Resident Scholars are expected to pursue their scholarship while interacting with students and faculty across campus to promote multi-disciplinary research, education, and outreach. A course offering at the senior or graduate level is encouraged but not mandatory. The duration and schedule of residency are negotiable and can range from two weeks to a full semester. The Resident Scholar will be provided a stipend and travel expenses.

Past visiting scholars included molecular biologist and bioethicist Natalie Kofler, Director of Editing Nature; activist and author Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; and University of Michigan nuclear energy researcher Denia Djokić, an Associate with Harvard’s “Managing the Atom” project.

Applications are due March 22, 2024. Those interested in applying, nominating others, or learning more about the Levenick Resident Scholar position should contact Professor Mike Ward, the Levenick Chair in Sustainability, at

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