Assistant Professor of Water Policy, Politics and/or Planning, University of California – Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Organization: Department of Environmental Studies, University of California – Santa Barbara

Contact: Professor Simone Pulver

Duties: The successful applicant will be expected to develop a leading research program, will teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses on water and water policy, will contribute to the undergraduate Hydrologic Sciences and Policy major within the ES Program, and will train graduate students through an affiliation with one or more other UCSB departments.

Desired qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline in the policy, social or biophysical sciences.  The specific area of expertise is open, but candidates’ research must focus on water issues, broadly conceived, in the United States or abroad, and should demonstrate a specialization in water policy, politics, and/or planning.  Preferred candidates will have interdisciplinary training in the biophysical and policy aspects of water, a promising record of scholarly achievement, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, and an interest in research that can be applied in non-academic settings.

Start and end dates: July 1, 2017

How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly. All materials should be submitted to the Water Policy, Politics and Planning Search Committee at UC Recruit.

Application deadline: November 15, 2016

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