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Assistant Professor - Environmental Justice

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The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for TENURE TRACK faculty positions in Environmental Justice.

These positions are part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative in practical ethics that spans the entire University. In this initiative, traditional normative ethical concerns are embedded in cross-disciplinary research areas such as the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, geosciences, engineering, business, and medicine. Besides Environmental Justice, there are at present three other separate areas within the overall initiative: (1) Social Impact of Science, Medicine, and Technology; (2) Health Care Ethics; and (3) Business Ethics.

Each appointment will be made jointly between two divisions or schools in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields. These areas include the Divisions of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, the School of Global Policy and Strategy, the Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Rady School of Management, and the School of Medicine.

The university is particularly interested in recruiting candidates who display the highest standards of excellence in research, teaching and professional activity in environmental justice. Successful applicants will be expected to help build a genuinely interdisciplinary and preeminent program in practical ethics, with a focus on environmental justice.

Applicants at the Assistant Professorial level must have PhD completed at the time of appointment and have demonstrated the potential to achieve scholarly excellence with interdisciplinary breadth. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website:

Required materials are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae (3) statement of research, including strategy for interdisciplinary research; (4) statement of teaching, (5) writing sample, (6) teaching evaluations, if available; (7) 3 letters of recommendation, and (8) a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions.

For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see:

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UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research - Include strategy for interdisciplinary research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Writing Sample

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required