Professor of Environmental Politics

Job description

Working Title: Professor of Environmental Politics

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-15-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time position in Environmental Politics at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level. We welcome applications from candidates in any - or some mix - of the subfields of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates who desire to work across both subfield and disciplinary boundaries.

This position, located in the Department of Politics, is part of a cross-disciplinary initiative focused on integrating social, political, cultural, and scientific approaches to address environmental challenges. The initiative includes a cluster hire of at least five faculty across the University of Virginia. The successful candidate will be involved with the University's new Environmental Resilience Institute.

We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in, or demonstrated capacity for mentoring diverse students and colleagues.

Successful candidates must demonstrate, in written or published work, deep engagement with and significant contributions to an important area of environmental politics. Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline by May 2018 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. For appointments at the assistant rank, we prefer candidates with refereed publications or publishable working papers. Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold the PhD at the time of application and must demonstrate an outstanding publication and teaching record.

To apply, candidates must submit an online application through [email protected]: Search on posting number 0621502 and submit a "Candidate Profile" that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references.

Additionally, applicants for the assistant professor rank should have their references send letters directly to Bonnie Bragg ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 2018.

Questions regarding the application process in [email protected] should be directed to Bonnie Bragg ([email protected]).

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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