ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE – ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP

University of California, Berkeley

The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in quantitative environmental science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. ERG has a long and distinguished history of interdisciplinary research and teaching for a sustainable environment and an equitable society. Further information about ERG can be found here. A competitive startup package including lab space will be offered with this position.

Basic qualifications: The basic qualification for this position is the completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements, except the dissertation, at the time of application. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree, preferably in the physical, biological, or environmental sciences, is required by the date of hire. Training in multiple areas of the natural sciences (e.g., both physical and biological) is desirable.

Preferred qualifications: We are especially interested in candidates with quantitative expertise and interests in: ecology and biodiversity; global change science; toxics and pollutants; the environment-society interface; or ecosystem services to society. The ideal candidate will have experience with some combination of experimental and observational field methods, techniques for analysis of large data sets, mathematical modeling, and methods in complex systems theory. ERG especially encourages applicants with a strong interest in multiple scales of analysis from local to global. ERG is an interdisciplinary graduate program, so an ability to actively engage with colleagues from other disciplines such as social science and engineering is highly desirable, as is a compelling interest and engagement in public policy.

Ideal candidates will have an outstanding research record with evidence of ongoing productivity. She or he will also have strong teaching and mentoring skills, or for those without an extensive background in teaching, a commitment to make this a core component of their professional portfolio. Teaching duties will include responsibility for the core ERG environmental science course, as well as development of a more specialized graduate-level seminar or small lecture course, and participation in interdisciplinary seminars with other faculty.

ERG is interested in candidates who will bring to their research the perspective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • A recent curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests (up to three pages)
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience (up to two pages)
  • Optional statement of contributions to equity and inclusion (Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.)
  • Copies of no more than three (article or chapter length) samples of relevant written work.
  • Three letters of recommendation

Each document should be submitted as a separate file. 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.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please contact or visit the CALcierge office web site.

Follow this link to create an online application and submit the above materials no later than November 12, 2014. Please direct questions to ERG Group Manager Megan Amaral at megana@berkeley.edu.

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. See also the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy.