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Assistant Professor, Environmental Justice or Development Studies

University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies
Seattle, Washington State
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Oct 9, 2021

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The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of environmental justice and/or development studies. We welcome all methodological approaches. We encourage applications from scholars who work on areas that include but are not limited to climate change and its effects; resource management and policy; migration and urbanism; or intersecting inequalities in the Global South.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization, as well as other comparative and international studies classes, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters. 

The Henry M. Jackson School has a strong commitment to diversity equity and inclusion. Information on the School’s charter can be found at

A PhD or foreign equivalent in International Studies or a related field is required by the start of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD and preparing to complete the PhD will be considered.

The search is open to specialists working in any world region as well as in global approaches. We welcome applicants from fields including African/Africana Studies, Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Global Studies, Indigenous Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Ecology, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, and Sociology.

Applicants must submit the following documents at

  • Letter of application (A 2-3 page statement that includes a description of research, teaching interest, and future projects);
  • CV;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Diversity and Equity statement (A one-page statement that describes how applicant’s research, teaching, and service at the University will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity.)

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Professor José Antonio Lucero ( with any questions regarding the search. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (


Founded in 1909, the School is named for the late Senator Henry M. Jackson, in recognition of his interest and support for the School and the field of international affairs.

“His greatest contribution was in foreign affairs…he had a big strategic picture that was informed by history and one that kept the interests of the nation above and outside of partisan politics.” -Kenneth Pyle, Professor Emeritus, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington 

Situated in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the Jackson School offers unique access to a global hub of innovation, technology and public service research, internships and jobs. Our alumni work in a range of fields, including: the U.S. Foreign Service; major corporations such as Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks; international agencies like The World Bank, United Nations, and the biggest foundation in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; think tanks; universities, and diplomatic missions of foreign governments.

The Jackson School hosts 21 centers and programs; six of these are U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers dedicated to education and public service. Through these Centers, we award Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to students throughout the UW. In 2019-2020, our FLAS program granted 87 FLAS Fellowships, representing almost $1.8 million in stipends for students.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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