Assistant/Associate Professor - Race, Culture, and Environment

Hiring Organization: University of California, Berkeley
Employment type: Part-Time
Job Location: University of California, Berkeley
Application Deadline: December 22, 2015


The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting for a tenure-track or tenured academic year position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of “Race, Culture, and Environment.” The successful applicant’s expected start date is July 1, 2016. Specifically, we seek applicants whose research and teaching address the relationships between racialized social and political differentiation and access to or control of the environment or resources. We are particularly interested in a social scientist focused on issues of race, culture, class, and/or social inequities (including gender difference) as these relate to environmental change, management, and access to natural, agrarian, and urban resources and land. We seek applicants who are excited about contributing to UC Berkeley’s land grant mission, ESPM’s commitment to multi-disciplinary problem solving, and working with scholars across other social sciences and the humanities, as well as those based in the natural or physical sciences. Research should focus on either the US or international contexts, but teaching should address empirical and theoretical applications for both, treating the US as one of many global sites of differentiation.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program on some dimension of race, culture, society, and environmental relations, including, but not limited to, the entanglements of poverty, class, and race relations as they influence, produce, and intertwine with the key environmental challenges we face (e.g., climate change, food security, land and natural resource access). The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate core course on Race, Culture, and Environment, and a graduate course in his/her area of specialization. S/he will also share in teaching other required interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applicants will have or be working towards a doctoral degree or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities, or from an appropriate interdisciplinary program, such as environmental, natural resource, ethnic, race and gender, indigenous, legal, or urban studies. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the appointment start date. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should submit the following application materials at : 1) a cover letter specifying which rank you are applying for; 2) your most recently updated curriculum vitae; 3) Research, Teaching, Service, and Diversity Statement - a statement of research interests, teaching experience, and service, including your contributions toward enhancing diversity and inclusion in higher education; 4) pdf copies of 2-3 publications; and 5) three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our online application system). Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted through December 22, 2015. We encourage applicants to have all letters of recommendation uploaded into the online application system by December 22, 2015. We will begin interviews in early 2016 and evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate’s rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience in accordance with UC Berkeley standards. Please direct questions to

For additional information on the department and the campus, please visit and 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: The University is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:



Cover Letter - Cover letter specifying which rank you are applying for.

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Research, Teaching, Service, and Diversity Statement - Statement of research interests, teaching experience, and service, including your contributions toward enhancing diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Publication One - PDF copy of publication.

Publication Two - PDF copy of publication.

Publication Three - PDF copy of publication. (Optional)


3 letters of reference required