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Dehlsen Chair, Professor or Associate Professor in Environmental Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 5th, 2013
Last review date: December 11th, 2013
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 11th, 2013
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.


The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites nominations and applications for the Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies, for appointment at the advanced associate or full professor level. Candidates should be distinguished scholars whose expertise is on the human-environment interface from local to global, with an emphasis on solutions. Research foci in the areas of environmental economics and policy, environmental communication, environmental justice, environmental movements, the built environment, energy and climate, and food and agriculture are particularly welcome. Candidates should have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement and a proven record of successful research funding. Candidates must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate, as well as graduate, teaching and mentorship. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

UCSB's Environmental Studies Program was founded in the aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil spill in 1969 and has maintained a position of leadership since that time, graduating over 5,200 students. Our undergraduate program is among the top programs in the country, and operates within a campus that contains a range of outstanding related environmental departments and programs. We seek candidates who will contribute to the Program's position of leadership on the UCSB campus, within the US and internationally. Our Program has a long-standing commitment to integrative research and teaching, and to interdisciplinary balance with strong representation from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. We are particularly interested in faculty who value collaboration with colleagues across disciplines.

The appointment will be at 75% in the Environmental Studies Program, with the expectation for a joint appointment at 25% in another UCSB department in which the appointee will maintain an active graduate research and teaching program. The Chair brings with it a stipend to be used at the discretion of the Chair-holder in furthering the Chair’s program of research, teaching and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research completed and planned, a current vita, a teaching statement, and the names and complete contact information for three references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) via the web site found at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00209. For primary consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2013. Finalists should be prepared to submit evidence of teaching excellence, including student evaluations. Campus visits are planned for Winter 2014. Queries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, David Cleveland (cleveland@es.ucsb.edu).

The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




3-5 references required (contact information only)