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Assistant Professor of Environmental Sociology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2019

Last review date: Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


Environmental Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Sociology at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Sociology or related field; an active research agenda related to one or more of the following areas: environmental and climate justice movements, environmental and climate policy, sociology of climate change, and/or global and national environmental inequalities; and a strong commitment to quality teaching that complements one or more of the Department’s core areas of strength. Scholars using all methodological approaches are welcome to apply.

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. 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. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements on research and on teaching, and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Sociology or a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the primary consideration date of December 1, 2019 via; UC Recruit: The position is open until filled.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, Ca


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Samples of Recent Publications

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required