Environmental Studies: Coastal Governance, Assistant Professor (Open until filled; initial review 12/19/2016)
Open date: October 18th, 2016
Last review date:December 19th, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Coastal Governance, preferably with expertise in US policy, at the assistant professor level (tenure-track). We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching and research expertise in the institutional dimensions of resource management at the land-sea interface (including coastal terrestrial, freshwater, and/or marine systems). Scholarly traditions could include politics, law, common property governance, or natural resources management as applied to conservation, land use, or food systems. Applicants should demonstrate a clear record of excellence in both fundamental and applied research. Prior collaboration with natural scientists is desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) engage with and complement existing departmental and campus expertise in fields that include ecology, conservation science, spatial analysis, land-use change, climate science, agroecology, environmental policy, political ecology, and environmental economics; (2) foster collaborations outside the university and/or with interdisciplinary teams; (3) develop a strong research program providing opportunities for post-doctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students; and (4) teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including one course per year in the proposed M.A. Program in Social Science and Public Policy. The successful candidate will be expected to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.
RANK: Assistant Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree (expected to be conferred by August 2017), and demonstrated experience in research and university-level teaching.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Degree must be conferred prior to December 31, 2017 for employment beyond that date.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a letter of application discussing research agendas as well as teaching philosophy and interests; curriculum vitae; 1-3 publications; three confidential letters of reference*; and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. All materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00406-17 in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on December 19, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
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