Position Open: Assistant Professor in Agriculture, Food and the Environment


Open date: July 15th, 2018
Next review date: September 15th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales. Applicants should have strong interdisciplinary training that has prepared them to explore challenges related to sustainability of agroecosystems, and food security and justice in the face of climate change and social disruption. Ideally, the candidate's teaching portfolio will have the potential to engage with local food producers and other stakeholders.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a relevant discipline in the environmental, natural or social sciences. Successful applicants will have: a strong record of scholarly achievement; an interdisciplinary approach to research that combines the natural sciences and human dimensions of food systems; and a demonstrated interest in undergraduate education and graduate mentorship.

Applications must be submitted electronically via UC Recruit and must include a letter of interest, CV, research and teaching statements, and copies of two recent publications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to UC Recruit. Applications received by September 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration. Open until filled.

To apply, visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01268

Established in 1970, The Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. It has maintained a position of national leadership since then, graduating over 6000 students. The program has a longstanding commitment to integrative research and teaching, and interdisciplinary balance among biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied professions. For more information, please see http://www.es.ucsb.edu/

The program is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. UC Santa Barbara is a Hispanic serving institution. Additionally, close to 50% of all undergraduates are first generation college students.

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.


Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Recent Publication - Please attach one of two most recent publications in your record for review.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 letters of reference required


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