Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Justice at UCLA

Opportunity Type: Job

Organization: The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Position: Assistant Professor

Type: Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Deadline: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM PST

Location: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. with an interdisciplinary training in Environmental Justice by date of hire.

Description: The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of environmental justice. We are interested in hiring a colleague who brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding how one or more of the many dimensions of environmental racism and justice impact the lives of people in underserved communities. We welcome all methodological approaches but are especially interested in scholars who have a track record of on-the-ground engagement and community-based research and partnerships.

We encourage applications from scholars who work on ecologies of marginalized communities, areas that include but are not limited to climate change and its effects; energy justice and a just transition; water resources and water equity; food justice; pollution; health outcomes; race and the environment; Indigenous stewardship; Indigenous communities, sovereignty, and justice; environmental liberation; science technology studies, and social change. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work seeks to address the important role of place in fostering transformations toward a more just society, have a track record of interdisciplinary collaboration, and have partnerships with minority-serving institutions and community-based organizations. 

UCLA 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 three courses per academic year over three quarters, including undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization as well as other Institute classes.