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August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

University of California, Santa Barbara

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College of Letters & Science, Division of Mathematical, Life & Physical Sciences
Environmental Studies Program
Ecological Environmental Economics (Assistant Professor, Tenure Track)

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454310
Date Posted: 10/09/2015
Date Inactive: 11/20/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Ecological Environmental Economics (Assistant Professor, Tenure Track)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Santa Barbara, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Ecological Economics
Salary Range: Negotiated Salary
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Ecological Economics.

The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in ecological or environmental economics (or a related field), have a promising record of scholarly achievement, and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and mentorship. The candidate will be expected to develop a leading research program which compliments existing program strengths in energy and climate change, environmental justice, ecosystems and conservation, food and agriculture, and water. He/she will be expected to collaborate with faculty from other disciplines, and contribute to discussion about the role of economics in environmental policy, with a focus on ecology and society. The successful candidate will teach a lower division undergraduate course on economics for Environmental Studies majors, upper division courses in Ecological & Environmental Economics, and Economics in Environmental Policy, and develop graduate training.

UCSB's Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that was founded in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. 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 natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied professions. UCSB has a wide range of departments, programs, and centers that work in the environmental arena—including a large community of economists interested in environment and natural resources housed in the Bren School. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in training graduate students through affiliation with one or more other programs, while helping to build an interdisciplinary PhD program on Environment and Society. We thus seek candidates who will contribute to our interdisciplinary emphasis while building on our tradition of outreach to other programs. Further information about the Environmental Studies Program can be found at:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements, a job-market paper and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) for 3-5 referees by Nov. 20, 2015.

All materials should be submitted via the online UC Recruit system: A first round of interviews will occur in early January. Finalists will be invited to campus based on the outcome of first round interviews.

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.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/20/2015