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Jack & Laura Dangermond Chair in Conservation Science - Tenured Faculty Position

Position overview

Position title: Professor
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 or later

Application Window

Open date: October 13th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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

The University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for the Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Conservation Science. We seek a highly creative scholar who is conducting interdisciplinary research in the area of conservation and ecological science and who is leveraging geographic technology, which we define broadly as spatial approaches to data collection and/or analysis and model-ing. We are especially interested in applications from individuals who are advancing scholarship related to conservation that is rooted in a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Candidates should have a distinguished record of active scholarly engagement and teaching, and a demonstrated record of successfully leading interdisciplinary research teams. They will also be expected to contribute to advancing partnerships between UCSB and regional organizations including the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. The Preserve was established in 2017 by a gift from Jack and Laura Dangermond. The 24,000-acre nature reserve is culturally and ecologically significant, protects 8 miles of coastline in southwest Santa Barbara County, 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 5 public research universities and with world-class strengths in geographic information science and environmental science, 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.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full Professor with a primary appointment in any one of several departments at UCSB, depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research pro-gram 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. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies across the 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. 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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in environmental studies, conservation studies, ecology and evolution, geography, geographic information science, or a related field is required at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
  • A distinguished record of active scholarly engagement and teaching .
  • A demonstrated record of successfully leading interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Research in the area of conservation and ecological science leveraging geographic technology, defined broadly as spatial approaches to data collection and/or analysis and modeling.
  • We are especially interested in applications from individuals who are advancing scholarship related to conservation that is rooted in a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research - Statement should address (a) your vision for the future of conservation science (b) how your efforts will contribute to the field (c) plans for advancing partnerships between UCSB and and regional organizations including the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve and (d) specific ideas for new research initiatives and collaborations to initiate at UCSB if hired.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement addressing your teaching experience and interests, and scholarly engagement with education.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The committee will request letters of reference for candidates selected for serious consideration. Candidates will be informed prior to letters being solicited.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02060

Help contact: dangermondchair@ltsc.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA