ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) and the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Native American Studies and the Environment with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The relationship between Native Americans and environment has important political, historical, human welfare, environmental justice, and ecological dimensions. We seek applications from scholars who foreground Indigeneity in their environmental research and whose work seeks to advance understanding of and solutions to environmental challenges such as: climate change, natural resources and environmental management, water and land access and governance, food security and food sovereignty, and/or public health at local, national and/or international scales. Basic qualifications: Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application. Preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will:
- demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post- docs.
- demonstrate evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant field such as, but not limited to, social sciences, natural resources, environmental sciences, public health or humanities.
- demonstrate broad expertise in Native American Studies and the environment and, a proven track record of working with researchers from diverse disciplines and ability to effectively communicate their work to a broader public.
- demonstrate a track record of authentic engagement with Native American communities.
- demonstrate strong methodological skills that will bring new insights to the intersection of Indigenous issues of land, culture, knowledge, sovereignty and/or tribal self-determination.
- demonstrate evidence of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that align with UC Berkeley’s mission to meet the educational needs of California’s diverse population (see: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates).
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December 30, 2019