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University of California Santa Cruz

Location: Santa CruzCA 95064 Document ID: A8301-445B Posted on: 2014-08-2708/27/2014 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Sustainability


Assistant Professor, Sociology and Sustainability

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship. We seek a scholar trained in Sociology or related social scientific field, with theoretical and empirical expertise in the study of sustainability and the pursuit of sustainable futures, and whose work will complement the campus cluster initiative in Coastal Sustainabilities and the Environment. Applicants should be able to contribute to one or more of the following research focus areas: environmental sociology; inequality and the environment; environmental history; political ecology; geography; urban sociology; and urban and environmental planning and policy. We have a preference for candidates with expertise in environmental justice, urbanization and the environment, and/or the epistemology of sustainability.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide service to the department. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in sociology or related field, expected to be conferred no later than June 30, 2015; demonstrated record of research and demonstrated record of teaching.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer Ph.D. conferred by June 30, 2014; evidence of teaching excellence in higher education; evidence of developed research trajectory.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, with academic year beginning September 19, 2015. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2015 for employment effective July 1, 2015.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application including research statement, curriculum vitae, sample of published material (minimum of one, up to three articles and/or book chapters), statement of teaching pedagogy, sample course syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of recommendation.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at Refer to Position #
JPF00154-15 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2015.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


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