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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Environmental Studies, Social Science

Apply now Job no: 529966
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Social Science, Environmental Studies, Instruction, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy and Planning, Geography, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Environmental Studies Program
Rank: Open rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

CV
Research Statement - 2 page limit
Teaching Statement - 2 page limit
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - 1 page limit
Contact Information for at least 3 References

In your DEI statement, please address the following:
1. Your understanding of inequities in academia faced by historically under-represented or disadvantages groups
2. Evidence of successful research, mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed to reduce barriers for under-represented or disadvantaged groups
3. Specific plans for how you could contribute to our goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus activities

Position Announcement

We seek an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist (open rank) with expertise in climate change mitigation and adaptation. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship is focused on social, political and/or economic solutions for climatically-vulnerable populations. We are open to candidates who work at any or multiple social-ecological scale(s) and in any social-ecological system, although candidates’ research should be relevant to climate change related challenges such as wildfire, drought, extreme weather, ecosystem change and/or social vulnerabilities in the American West. Research areas should have direct relevance to underrepresented and vulnerable populations. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a track record of engaging in sponsored research and are committed to leading transdisciplinary research teams to conduct innovative research with potential for societal impact. We seek candidates who engage in teaching that addresses current climate-related issues, that offers innovative pedagogy, and/or that links to existing ENVS experiential learning, such as the Environmental Leadership Program.

The Environmental Studies Program includes faculty and students from across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. Environmental Studies has successful PhD and Master’s degree programs and offers popular undergraduate majors. The Program encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching addressing all aspects of socio-ecological relationships.

This position is part of an eleven-position cluster in transdisciplinary research and teaching in climate solutions and environmental justice. The position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon (https://environment.uoregon.edu/). The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning. 

The Environmental Studies Program relies on the expertise, sensitivity, and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

More information about the Environmental Studies Program can be found at: https://cas.uoregon.edu/envs

To learn more about the UO’s Environmental Initiative, visit https://environment.uoregon.edu/

To learn more about job opportunities at the UO, visit https://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs

Department or Program Summary

The Environmental Studies Program includes faculty and students from across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. Environmental Studies has successful PhD and Master’s degree programs and offers popular undergraduate majors. The Program encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching addressing all aspects of socio-ecological relationships.

This position is part of a ten-position cluster in transdisciplinary research and teaching in climate solutions and environmental justice. The position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon (https://environment.uoregon.edu/). The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning. 

The Environmental Studies Program relies on the expertise, sensitivity, and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in any social science discipline including interdisciplinary environmental/natural resource social sciences, political science, public administration, sociology, geography, planning, decision science, economics, anthropology, or other relevant field.

About the University

University of Oregon is located in Kalapuya ilihi, the homelands of Kalapuyan peoples who were forcefully removed by the US government in the 1850s. Their descendants today are predominantly citizens of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they maintain active ties to this region and our campus. Like every state, Oregon has a history replete with racism against people of color, as well as a history of resistance and complications that we continue to work through and teach about as we strive to create a better future.

The University of Oregon has a student population of 22,298 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these, 32% are students of color. The university makes institutional commitments to diversity and actively supports its goal with resources such as the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, the Black Cultural Center, the Many Nations Longhouse, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Division of Equity and Inclusion, among other initiatives.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area (pop. 250,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are an hour's drive from the Pacific coast to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.


University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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