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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The​ ​Environmental​ ​Studies​ ​Program​ ​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​California,​ ​Santa​ ​Barbara (UCSB)​ ​invites​ ​applications​ ​for​ ​a​ ​tenure-track​ ​or​ ​tenured​ ​faculty​ ​position​ ​in​ ​the​ ​area of​ ​Energy​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Environment.​ ​This​ ​position​ ​has​ ​an​ ​anticipated​ ​start​ ​date​ ​of​ ​July​ ​1, 2018,​ ​or​ ​later.​ ​​ ​The​ ​appointment​ ​will​ ​ideally​ ​be​ ​made​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Assistant​ ​Professor​ ​level, but​ ​appointment​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Associate​ ​Professor​ ​level​ ​will​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​for​ ​exceptional candidates.
 
Applicants​ ​must​ ​have​ ​a​ ​Ph.D.​ ​by​ ​the​ ​time​ ​of​ ​appointment​ ​in​ ​a​ ​relevant​ ​discipline​ ​in​ ​the environmental,​ ​policy,​ ​social​ ​or​ ​engineering​ ​sciences.​ ​​ ​Specific​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​expertise​ ​are open,​ ​but​ ​may​ ​include​ ​sustainable​ ​and​ ​renewable​ ​energy,​ ​energy​ ​production​ ​and distribution​ ​systems,​ ​energy​ ​efficiency,​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​transportation,​ ​environmental impacts​ ​of​ ​energy​ ​systems,​ ​etc.​ ​​ ​Candidates’​ ​research​ ​must​ ​investigate​ ​issues​ ​at​ ​the intersection​ ​of​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​the​ ​environment,​ ​with​ ​either​ ​a​ ​domestic​ ​or​ ​international focus.​ ​​ ​More​ ​senior​ ​applicants​ ​must​ ​have​ ​a​ ​distinguished​ ​publication​ ​record,​ ​suitable for​ ​tenure​ ​at​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​research​ ​university;​ ​junior​ ​applicants​ ​must​ ​show​ ​promise​ ​of continuing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​an​ ​outstanding​ ​publication​ ​record.​ ​​ ​Preferred​ ​candidates​ ​will have​ ​training​ ​in​ ​multiple​ ​disciplines,​ ​bridging​ ​the​ ​science,​ ​technology,​ ​policy,​ ​social and/or​ ​equity​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​the​ ​environment,​ ​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.

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​developing​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​research​ ​program,​ ​the​ ​successful​ ​candidate​ ​will be​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​of​ ​energy​ ​initiatives​ ​at​ ​UCSB,​ ​to​ ​train​ ​graduate students​ ​through​ ​an​ ​affiliation​ ​with​ ​one​ ​or​ ​more​ ​other​ ​UCSB​ ​departments,​ ​and​ ​to teach​ ​lower​ ​and​ ​upper​ ​division​ ​undergraduate​ ​courses​ ​on​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​the environment,​ ​conventional​ ​and​ ​renewable​ ​energy​ ​technologies,​ ​and​ ​energy​ ​policy.

Applications​ ​must​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​electronically​ ​via​ ​UC​ ​Recruit​ ​and​ ​should​ ​include​ ​a letter​ ​of​ ​interest,​ ​CV,​ ​research​ ​statement,​ ​teaching​ ​statement,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​writing​ ​sample. Applicants​ ​will​ ​also​ ​need​ ​to​ ​arrange​ ​for​ ​three​ ​references​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​letters​ ​of recommendation​ ​on​ ​their​ ​behalf​ ​via​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​website.​ ​​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​applicants are​ ​strongly​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​a​ ​diversity​ ​statement.​ ​Applications​ ​received​ ​by November​ ​1,​ ​2017​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​priority​ ​consideration,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​position​ ​will​ ​remain open​ ​until​ ​filled.​ ​​ ​To​ ​apply,​ ​visit​ ​​https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01098

Inquiries​ ​about​ ​the​ ​position​ ​may​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​search​ ​committee, Professor​ ​Simone​ ​Pulver​ ​(​pulver@es.ucsb.edu​).

UCSB's​ ​Environmental​ ​Studies​ ​Program​ ​is​ ​an​ ​interdisciplinary​ ​undergraduate​ ​program that​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​the​ ​aftermath​ ​of​ ​the​ ​1969​ ​Santa​ ​Barbara​ ​oil​ ​spill.​ ​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​ ​to​ ​interdisciplinary​ ​balance​ ​among​ ​the​ ​biophysical​ ​sciences,​ ​social sciences,​ ​humanities,​ ​and​ ​applied​ ​professions.​ ​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.​ ​For​ ​more information,​ ​please​ ​see​ ​​http://www.es.ucsb.edu/​.

The​ ​University​ ​of​ ​California​ ​is​ ​an​ ​Equal​ ​Opportunity/Affirmative​ ​Action​ ​Employer,​ ​and 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.
 

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Start Date: July 2018
Job Type: Full Time Hire

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