Professor of Climate Equity and Environmental Justice
University of California Berkeley College of Natural Resources
United States

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Climate Equity and Environmental Justice - University of California, Berkeley

Job #JPF02634
  • College of Natural Resources - ESPM Ecosystem Sciences Div, Energy & Resources Group ERG
  • College of Engineering - Civil & Environ Engineer
  • College of Environmental Design - City & Regional Planning, Landscape Arch & Envir Plng
  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Sociology

Recruitment Period

Open July 16th, 2020 through Monday, Sep 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

Cluster hire in Climate Equity and Environmental Justice - University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor) positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of “Climate Equity and Environmental Justice,” with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following units: Rausser College of Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Energy and Resources Group); College of Letters and Sciences (Department of Sociology); College of Environmental Design (Departments of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Planning); and College of Engineering (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering).

Human-induced climate change is transforming our physical and social world, and we are witnessing a ‘climate gap,’ in which the impacts of these changes disproportionately affect vulnerable and marginalized groups due to historically entrenched inequities and more recent shifts in the global economy. Accordingly, this faculty cluster hiring initiative focuses on three broad themes:

  • Social equity and environmental sustainability – Climate change poses equity challenges for food security and sovereignty, natural resource access, biodiversity loss, energy production and use, water access, water and air quality, land use and scarcity, human health, and maintaining equitable and sustainable living conditions. Solutions to these challenges will require interdisciplinary and publicly-engaged research at local, national and global scales;

  • Adaptation design and planning for climate justice - Adaptation infrastructure and resilience design are place-specific, making inclusive planning and local/regional governance strategies critically important. This area would specialize in engineering, design, planning, regulation, investment, construction, governance and implementation of adaptation strategies, infrastructures, and resilient community-building, with a particular focus on proactive equity-focused strategies;

  • Climate refugees and forced migration - Climate change has catalyzed forced migration from disappearing or unlivable land, due to sea level rise, wildfire, drought, etc. These national and global developments have produced fertile ground for the study of the social and economic effects of climate change in rural, urban, and refugee communities, and their impacts on democracy, inclusion, and inequality around the world.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a J.D., Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized program and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives in the realm of climate equity and environmental justice. We seek rising leaders from diverse fields including, but not limited to, the social, physical, natural, biological and environmental health sciences, civil and environmental engineering, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for securing extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. At Berkeley, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. (see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates for helpful guidelines).

Applications should be submitted online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02634 by the deadline of September 21, 2020.

Individuals should submit their application at the Assistant Professor level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Individuals should submit their application at the Associate or Full Professor level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Using the specializations section, applicants should select the decanal unit(s) they wish to be considered by:

  • Rausser College of Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the Energy and Resources Group)
  • College of Environmental Design (Department of City and Regional Planning and Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning)
  • College of Engineering (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • College of Letters & Sciences Social Sciences Division (Department of Sociology)

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also provide three to five letters of recommendation that speak to their excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, service, and record of contributions to diversity and inclusion. It is preferred that all letters of recommendation be uploaded referees by the final date to apply (September 21, 2020). Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor level must include names of three to five persons that may be contacted confidentially on behalf of the applicant. Letters of reference will be sought from finalists only, and we will seek your permission before doing so.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters. Please direct inquiries to espm_recruit@berkeley.edu.

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We encourage candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, or who have taken time off for family reasons, to apply for this position. 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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Levels

Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research (including past research accomplishments and proposed research at Berkeley)

  • Statement of Teaching and Service - Statement of teaching and service (including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, future teaching interests, prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service)

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates for helpful guidelines).

    Please note that this statement may be evaluated as a standalone document and should, therefore, include all relevant information, even if aspects are also discussed in other submitted materials.

  • Publication One - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

  • Publication Two - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

  • Publication Three - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Associate or Full Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research - Statement of research (including past research accomplishments and proposed research at Berkeley)
  • Statement of Teaching and Service - Statement of teaching and service (including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, future teaching interests, prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service)
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (see https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates for helpful guidelines).
  • Please note that this statement may be evaluated as a standalone document and should, therefore, include all relevant information, even if aspects are also discussed in other submitted materials.
  • Publication One - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products
  • Publication Two - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products
  • Publication Three - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
 


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