Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program

  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Jul 25, 2018
Full time Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales. Applicants should have strong interdisciplinary training that has prepared them to explore challenges related to sustainability of agroecosystems, and food security and justice in the face of climate change and social disruption. Ideally, the candidate's teaching portfolio will have the potential to engage with local food producers and other stakeholders.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a relevant discipline in the environmental, natural or social sciences. Successful applicants will have: a strong record of scholarly achievement; an interdisciplinary approach to research that combines the natural sciences and human dimensions of food systems; and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate education and graduate mentorship.

Applications must be submitted electronically via UC Recruit and must include a letter of interest, CV, research and teaching statements, and copies of two recent publications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to UC Recruit. Applications received by September 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration. Open until filled.

To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01268

Established in 1970, The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. It has maintained a position of national leadership since then, graduating over 6000 students. The program has a longstanding commitment to integrative research and teaching, and interdisciplinary balance among biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied professions. For more information, please see http://www.es.ucsb.edu/

The program is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. UC Santa Barbara is a Hispanic serving institution. Additionally, close to 50% of all undergraduates are first generation college students.

The University of California is 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Occupations

Biological-Chemical Research, Environmental Protection-Conservation, University, Environmental and Geological Engineering

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a relevant discipline in the environmental, natural or social sciences.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Applicants with strong interdisciplinary training that has prepared them to explore challenges related to sustainability of agroecosystems, and food security and justice in the face of climate change and social disruption.

A strong record of scholarly achievement; an interdisciplinary approach to research that combines the natural sciences and human dimensions of food systems; and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate education and graduate mentorship.

Applicants whose teaching portfolio have potential to engage with local food producers and other local stakeholders is highly desirable.

A promising record of extramural research funding, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and an interest in research that can be applied in non-academic settings. In addition, a record of engagement in policy processes will be an advantage.

If evidence of contributions to diversity are included within an application, the committee will consider diversity contributions in research, teaching, professional activities, University and/or public service.