DPP Faculty Search – Environmental Policy and Sustainability

UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Public Policy logoThe Department of Public Policy, along with other departments within the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invite applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor and two appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. For more information and to apply, view the job ads below:

Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy and Sustainability

Position ID: UConn Environment and Human Interactions
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Position Location: Hartford, Connecticut 06103, US
Subject Area: Environmental Policy and Sustainability
Appl Deadline: tbd

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. This initiative also includes two appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. We seek a range of scholars on subjects including (but not limited to) pollution, water supply, climate change, policy, and society’s response. The Department of Public Policy, as part of this cluster, seeks an assistant professor in environmental policy, environmental justice, sustainability, environmental inequalities and/or relevant fields.

This cluster hire promotes meaningful engagement among physical, natural and social scientists through the potential for collaborative teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication. To apply, or for more information, please visit: Assistant Professor (494836) - https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17334.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications in top-tier venues and through superior teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity to work across disciplines and stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations through research, teaching, and/or service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Sciences, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or other relevant discipline by August 2021 (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable). Excellence in scholarly research in the area of environment and/or human interactions.

Teaching experience or a demonstrated capacity and commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction.

Deep commitment to promoting diversity through pedagogy, research, and/or public engagement.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Commitment to teaching courses on topics relevant to the environment and human interactions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Commitment to teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.

Potential for disciplinary innovation and/or interdisciplinarity in research and teaching.

Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines.

History of or potential to attract external funding for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17334) and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research and scholarship statement
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • A sample of original written work

Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Eric Brunner (eric.brunner@uconn.edu).

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

These positions will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Associate or Full Professor in Environmental Policy and Sustainability

Position ID: UConn Environment and Human Interactions
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor
Position Location: Hartford, Connecticut 06103, US
Subject Area: Environmental Policy and Sustainability
Appl Deadline: tbd

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for two positions at the level of Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. This initiative also includes four appointments at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a range of scholars on subjects including (but not limited to) pollution, water supply, climate change, policy, and society’s response. The Department of Public Policy, as part of this cluster, seeks an associate or full professor in environmental policy, environmental justice, sustainability, environmental inequalities and/or relevant fields.

This cluster hire promotes meaningful engagement among physical, natural and social scientists through the potential for collaborative teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication. To apply, or for more information, please visit: Associate or Full Professor (494839) - https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17339.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications in top-tier venues and through superior teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity to work across disciplines and stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations through research, teaching, and/or service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Sciences, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or other relevant discipline (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable).

Excellence in scholarly research in the area of environment and/or human interactions.

Teaching experience with a demonstrated capacity and commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction.

Deep commitment to promoting diversity through pedagogy, research, and/or public engagement.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Disciplinary innovation and/or inter-disciplinarily in research and teaching.

History of securing funding for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience teaching courses on topics relevant to the environment and/or human interactions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Experience in teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.

Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford Campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17339) and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research and scholarship statement
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • A sample of original written work

Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to: Eric Brunner (eric.brunner@uconn.edu).

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

These positions will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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