Permanent Faculty

There are no current Permanent Faculty positions available.

Temporary Teaching

We are currently accepting applications for this recruitment.

The Environmental Studies Program, University of California – Santa Barbara, invites applications for our temporary lecturer positions.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of Environmental Studies and at least 3 years teaching experience OR 3 years professional experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • Coastal Law and Policy
  • Conservation Planning
  • Data Science
  • Diet & Global Climate Change
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Endangered Species Management
  • Environmental Ecology
  • Environmental Econ & Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental History
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Politics & Policy
  • Environmental Risk and Vulnerability
  • Environmental Studies/Sciences
  • Food Security
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Sustainable Communities

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D. or M.F.A.) in at least one of the aforementioned fields.

For a complete listing of our courses, please go to:
https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/CollegesDepartments/ls-intro/envst.aspx?DeptTab=Courses

To apply, please go to this following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01553

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching or professional contributions in their field. Applicants have the option of providing relevant teaching evaluations. Applicants should also provide contact information (name and email only) of three references.

Salary will be based on qualifications. The initial review date is December 1, 2020, and applications will be accepted throughout the academic year in order to staff courses as they become available. Applications will remain under consideration until October 31, 2021.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Career/Administrative Staff

There are no current Career Staff positions available.

Graduate Student

 

The Environmental Studies 2022-2023 TA pool is now open. Before submitting a Teaching Assistant Inquiry/Interest form, please read the following guidelines: 

  • By submitting this form, you will be added to a pool of graduate students who are interested in TAing with Environmental Studies.
  • You must be a registered graduate student in the quarter for which you are applying enrolled in a minimum of 8 units.
  • Your combined UCSB employment must not exceed 50% at the time of the TAship. 
  • If you accept a TA position with Environmental Studies you must inform your home department and ask if you are eligible. 
  • You understand that by submitting this form, you are not guaranteed a TA position in Environmental Studies.

Submit your ta form

The Environmental Studies 2022-2023 Readership pool is now open. A Reader renders diverse services as a 'course assistant,' which will normally include the grading of student papers and examinations. A Reader will not be given the responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant. Before submitting a Readership Inquiry/Interest form, please read the following guidelines: 

  • By submitting this form, you will be added to a pool of students who are interested in a readership with Environmental Studies.
  • You must be a registered student in the quarter for which you are applying enrolled in a minimum of 8 units.
  • ENST readerships typically are not offered at 25% or more during the academic quarter and as such graduate students will NOT qualify for partial fee remission or payment of student health insurance with a readership alone.
  • Graduate students must receive approval from the home department. 
  • A graduate student who holds a teaching assistant position may also be eligible for dual employment with a readership, dependent on home department approval. 
  • You understand that by submitting this form, you are not guaranteed a Readership position in Environmental Studies.

Submit your readership form

Research Staff/ Post Doc

The Clean Energy Transformation Lab (CETlab -- https://cetlab.es.ucsb.edu/) at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position to lead research in modeling low-carbon electricity systems. The CETlab focuses on low carbon and just transitions in energy systems by applying energy systems modeling, empirical analyses, and social science research methods. Ongoing CETlab projects are focused on understanding and supporting clean energy transitions in the United States, India, and Sub-saharan Africa through modeling and development of decision-support tools. Lab projects include the Multi-criteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE) initiative, a spatial analysis platform for planning renewable energy deployment, and GridPath, an electricity system planning and operations analysis platform. The postdoctoral scholar will lead at least two related research tracks modeling low-carbon electricity systems: the first track examines the low-carbon electricity sector transition and its equity impacts in India; the second track offers flexibility in designing a new project that contributes to the development and application of the GridPath capacity expansion and production cost modeling platform, with a potential application to the U.S. electricity system using open-source data sets. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to lead or contribute to peer-reviewed publications, give oral presentations, and develop policy briefs and reports to funders and agencies. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with Ranjit Deshumukh as well as with CETlab graduate students, postdocs, and lab collaborators. 

To apply, please go to this following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02132.

Applicants must hold a PhD in engineering, interdisciplinary energy studies, or a related field.

The ideal candidate will have domain knowledge in energy studies, power systems, renewable energy grid integration, and optimization models. Extensive experience with managing, processing, and analyzing large datasets and strong programming skills especially in Python is preferred. Strong scientific writing and presentation skills are essential. An interest in and track record of publishing in top academic journals is preferred. The ideal candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with academic, NGO and government partners, and to work effectively as part of a highly collaborative research team.

Salary is competitive with other universities and commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications. Full benefits package included. 

Start date would be as soon as the position is filled. The duration of the initial appointment is 12 months, with reappointment for another 12 months based on performance and availability of funding. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one to three writing samples of published material. Applicants should also provide contact information for three references.

The CETlab and the Environmental Studies Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Undergraduate Student

There are no current Undergraduate Student positions available.

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