Faculty & Staff Opportunities

Faculty Discussion

Dr. Kelley Crews discusses sustainability issues with graduate students. Photo: Charlie Moore

Sustainability Course Development Awards

The Sustainability Course Development Awards are designed to incentivize the development of new sustainability courses or the conversion of existing undergraduate courses. Courses should investigate sustainability issues while incorporating an aspect of experiential learning, allowing undergraduates to engage with a real-world problem through research or on-the-ground work. Preference will be given to courses that are designed to be interdisciplinary and that are open to students from multiple colleges and/or majors. 

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Planet Texas 2050

In his 2016 State of the University address, President Fenves introduced Bridging Barriers, a university-wide grand challenges initiative that brings together experts from across the 40 acres to address pressing problems facing Texas, the nation, and beyond. With the launch of Planet Texas 2050, The University of Texas at Austin now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with research institutions from around the world that are dedicated to working in new ways and across academic disciplines to respond to major environmental and humanitarian crises.  Planet Texas 2050 is an eight-year sprint to find solutions that will make our communities more resilient and better prepared. If you’re a UT researcher and would like to participate in or stay informed about upcoming themes, please visit the internal Bridging Barriers webpage (EID required).

Sustainability Committee, UT Staff Council

UT Staff Council maintains a close strategic relationship with the Office of Sustainability, providing an outlet for staff to collaborate on and find a voice in sustainability-related initiatives at the university.

Staff value sustainability in a fundamentally different manner than students or faculty. Staff consider the institution primarily as place where they practice their craft or profession and earn a living, but collegial partnerships and personal friendships flourish as well. Staff interact with each other frequently and intensely, so the institution supports diversity and inclusion training, and conflict resolution. A positive campus culture is built on efforts to create equitable access to benefits and services, opportunities for leadership and career growth, and is enhanced by sustainability programs to make the workplace healthier, more comfortable, and a contributor to a cleaner environment.

Green Offices and Green Labs

We encourage faculty and staff to implement sustainable practices in their workspaces through our Green Offices and Green Labs programs.