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.
This 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 efforts to create a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning.
Applicants should submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. In your DEI statement, please address the following: (1) Your understanding of inequities in academia faced by historically under-represented or disadvantaged groups, (2) Evidence of successful research, mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed to reduce barriers for under-represented or disadvantaged groups, and (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.
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. All candidates who apply before Nov. 1, 2022 will be considered; applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
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