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Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Conservation Science

Application Window

Open date: March 13th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Position description

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Conservation Science

The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenured position at the level of Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2020. We seek a highly creative and accomplished scholar who is conducting interdisciplinary research in the area of conservation and ecological field science and who is leveraging geographical information science and technology. In particular, we are interested in candidates who have a distinguished record of active scholarly engagement and teaching and who are capable of helping to shape the vision and immediately contributing to the intellectual impact of the emerging Point Conception Institute at the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve in southwest Santa Barbara county, The Preserve was established in 2017 by a gift from Jack and Laura Dangermond. The 24,000-acre nature reserve protects 8 miles of coastline and is managed by the Nature Conservancy, a close partner with UC Santa Barbara in conservation and research efforts.

Recognized as one of the country's top 10 public research universities, UC Santa Barbara has a distinguished faculty that includes six Nobel Laureates as well as winners of the Breakthrough Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Fields Medal and the Pulitzer. With a mission of teaching, research and public service, UC Santa Barbara is helping to shape the next generation of national and international leaders in science, social science, the humanities and fine arts.

In addition to engaging in the mission of the endowed chair, responsibilities of this position will include the continuation of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a related field by the time of application. A demonstrated record of teaching and research and active funding commensurate with a tenured position is desired, as is evidence of innovative leadership. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies across the Division and Campus. 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae
*Statement of Research
*Statement of Teaching
*3 samples of selected publications
*Applicants will need to provide contact information for 3 references; to be contacted only if candidate is under serious consideration

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff 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.

Submit applications electronically to: Applications completed by April 20, 2020 will receive priority consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - The statement of research accomplishments should address both the candidate's vision for the future of conservation science, and how their efforts will contribute to the field.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Publication - Add a publication relevant to the research mission.

  • Publication - Add a publication relevant to the research mission

  • Publication - Add a publication relevant to the research mission.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA