Positions Available

Permanent Faculty Positions Currently Open:

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair in Conservation Science
Corporate Sustainability, Open Faculty Position
Tenure Track Teaching Position in Environmental Data Science

Temporary Teaching Positions Currently Open:

Currently, no Temporary Teaching Positions are open

Other Positions Currently Open:

Junior Specialist, Global Change Ecology


PERMANENT FACULTY POSITIONS, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

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: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01746. Applications completed by April 20, 2020 will receive priority consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

 

Corporate Sustainability, Open Faculty Position

The Bren School of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an open rank faculty position in corporate sustainability. The position has the potential to include an endowed chair at the senior ranks, pending final approval. The Bren School is a leader in developing cross-disciplinary solutions to environmental problems. The School's Corporate Environmental Management specialization prepares Masters students for careers helping companies achieve their business and environmental goals.

Ideal candidates will offer:

  • An accomplished research portfolio and/or trajectory that includes significant contributions to understanding corporate sustainability.
  • Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching business and corporate sustainability to professional Masters degree students.
  • Leadership for the School’s Corporate Environmental Management programs.
  • Synergies with the School’s research, teaching and extended communities in the pursuit of sustainable environmental solutions.

Candidates may teach and do research in areas such as strategy, management and organizations, organizational behavior, leadership, organizational theory and entrepreneurship. The Bren School is open to candidates from business schools and from across the social sciences, including economics, political science, sociology, and psychology. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and must have a completed PhD by the time of hire. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The Bren School is a graduate school within UCSB that provides rigorous, multi-disciplinary training in environmental science and management to Master’s and PhD students. The faculty is drawn from the natural sciences, social sciences and management.

Applicants for a Full or Associate Professor Position must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching, 4) up to four selected writing samples, and 5) contact information for at least four references. Applicants for Full or Associate Professor may submit: 1) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity and 2) teaching evaluations if available.

Applicants for an Assistant Professor Position must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching, 4) up to four selected writing samples, and 5) arrange for least four letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf via the UC Recruit website, ideally by the current review date. Applicants for Assistant Professor may submit: 1) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity and 2) teaching evaluations if available.

The Bren School is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be read and assessed by the search committee members for candidates who meet the basic and additional qualifications. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through knowledge of, contributions to, and plans to promote diversity.

Submit applications electronically to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01629 and address questions to cem-search@bren.ucsb.edu. Applications completed by November 22, 2019 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.

 

Tenure Track Teaching Position in Environmental Data Science

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) position, to start July 1, 2020. A LPSOE is a tenure-track faculty member whose primary responsibility is teaching and teaching-related tasks and secondary responsibility is professional and/or scholarly achievement and activities, especially as they relate to instruction and pedagogy. LPSOEs also have responsibility for University and public service.

The Bren School is a graduate school within UCSB that provides rigorous, multi-disciplinary training in environmental science and management to Master's and PhD students. The faculty is drawn from the natural sciences, social sciences and management.

This position is primarily responsible for courses in the School's new Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS) degree program, and may also include some teaching in the School's established Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program.

The Bren School faculty seeks a data scientist with demonstrated excellence in data science tools and techniques, superlative teaching skills, and interest or experience in environmental science and management, who will contribute to the Masters in Environmental Data Science (MEDS) program in in areas such as:

  • Teach courses on computational data science skills, including data semantics and metadata, modeling, and workflow management.
  • Teach courses on the modern data science software stack, including Python, R, SQL, and cloud platforms.
  • Help supervise student group capstone projects, including instruction in team science and project management.

Committed, innovative data science practitioners who possess the ability to lead, collaborate, and organize curricular and programmatic needs are encouraged to apply.

The expected teaching load for this position is 6 courses per year. In addition, the position will participate in the management and governance of the overall MEDS program.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and must have completed a PhD at time of hire in a related field (environmental, social, and/or computational science). Applicants must also possess at least one year of teaching experience at the university level. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. Research experience in an environmental field is highly desirable.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the UC Recruit system and must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Statement of Teaching (philosophy and practice)
  • Syllabi for 3 relevant courses taught by applicant
  • At least 3 and no more than 5 letters of reference (requested in the application submission)
  • The Bren School is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. The optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be read and assessed by the search committee members for candidates who meet the basic and additional qualifications. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through knowledge of, contributions to, and plans to promote diversity. The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission and strives to recognize contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity.

    Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including but not limited to:

    • Efforts to advance equitable access to education;
    • Public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population;
    • Research that highlights inequalities;
    • Mentoring and advising students, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
    • Creating effective strategies for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.

    Submit applications electronically to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01728 and address questions to meds-search@bren.ucsb.edu. Applications completed by March 6, 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 applicant 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.



    OTHER POSITIONS, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

    Junior Specialist, Global Change Ecology

    The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is seeking a highly qualified Junior Specialist in global change ecology to work on the ecological impacts of land use and climate change.

    The incumbent will be jointly supervised by Drs. Ashley Larsen and Andrew MacDonald. The position will involve spatial data management and analysis of large land cover and climate datasets. An emphasis will be placed on experience with global change, landscape, disease and/or agroecology research using data-driven approaches. The incumbent will help to manage and analyze data using a combination of spatial analyses (GIS, species distribution modeling) and econometrics, and contribute to publications on landscape and climate determinants of pests and disease. Duties will also include synthesizing peer-reviewed literature, and finding, cleaning and managing data from different regional and national sources, and supervising student research assistants. The incumbent will assist by finding, managing and analyzing datasets, conducting literature reviews, and will participate in preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts, grant proposals and presentations.

    Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in ecology or related field at time of application; two years of experience in spatial data management and statistical analyses; and six months or more experience with GIS using R or python. Preferred qualifications include six months of more experience with species distribution modeling in R; familiarity with ecology theory; familiarity with applied econometrics; experience managing and analyzing large spatial data; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Please review the complete job description and posting at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01600.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining motivation and qualifications, a C.V., and contact information for three references to UC Recruit. Apply online. Address questions to onella@bren.ucsb.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on October 10, 2019. For primary consideration, apply by October 9, 2019. Thereafter, the position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is ideally in November 2019. The duration of the appointment is 100% time through August 15, 2020.

    The Bren School is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.



    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 Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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