The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Political Science seeks a scholar in environmental justice for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. The appointment may concentrate on any political science subfield, with a particular interest in scholarship that explores how the politics of race, ethnicity, and inequality intersect with regulation of the environment, energy production, and/or extractive resources. The candidate should have research that relates to the Department's strong interdisciplinary focus in the study of the environment. We are open with respect to methodological or theoretical approach, but the candidate's research should be theoretically informed and must demonstrate mastery of appropriate research methods.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. UCSB is the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in the American Association of Universities (AAU). We have a diverse undergraduate population, including also AAPI and first generation scholars. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
The completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree), except the dissertation, in Political Science (or related field) at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field
Expertise in environmental justice, construed broadly
Fit with department foci (environment)
Evidence and/or promise of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic community through research, teaching and/or service, as applicable.
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