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UC Davis Announces Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy

October 12, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy 


Job Summary

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy at University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy. 

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy with an emphasis in Environmental Justice. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station. 

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is seeking applicants that focus on environmental justice policy. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in environmental justice. Preferred applicants will use quantitative methods to study the distributional effects of environmental policy and/or the equity and fairness of environmental policy processes. The applicant should be engaged with core normative, theoretical, and empirical debates about environmental justice that span the social and natural sciences. Topic areas could include
energy, transportation, climate change, air, water, land use, conservation, agriculture, resource extraction, or other environmental challenges. Disciplinary background of the appointee is flexible, but could include political science, public policy, public administration, urban planning, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, ecology, or law. The appointee will be responsible for teaching a new undergraduate course in environmental justice and a course that contributes to the department’s
majors in Environmental Science and Management or Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning as well as a graduate course for one or more graduate groupssuch as the Environmental Policy and Management program. The expected teaching load is 2.5 quarter-length courses per year, and specific course assignments will be made based on qualifications and department need. Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs and performance of departmental and university service is expected.

This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in political science, public policy, public administration, urban planning, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, ecology, law or a related field.
  • Evidence of research excellence and advanced quantitative skills is expected
  • The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in environmental justice.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: 


The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by 12/1/19.

Required application materials include:

1) curriculum vitae including publication list

2) up to three publications

3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree

4) statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, particularly as relevant to environmental justice

5)statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy

6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and
7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of three professional references.



Additional inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Susan Handy
 Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitment must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.


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