Positions Available

Permanent Faculty Positions Currently Open:
Corporate Sustainability, Open Faculty Position

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

Corporate Sustainability, Open Faculty Position

The Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu (http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/) ) 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.



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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