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Assistant Professor- Physical Environmental Science- Environmental Science, Policy & Management

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Assistant Professor- Physical Environmental Science- Environmental Science, Policy & Management

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor nine-month faculty position in the area of Physical Environmental Science.

ESPM is a multidisciplinary community of scholars and Cooperative Extension Specialists from the biological, physical, and social sciences and the humanities who conduct research, teaching, and outreach to advance scientific understanding and develop solutions for the world's pressing environmental problems. Home to a top-ranked Ph.D. program in environmental science, environmental studies and ecological/evolutionary biology. Our undergraduate students have a choice of vibrant majors that span the disciplines in the department. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.

We value diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as exemplified by the following principles of community: we accept the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors; we embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. ESPM recognizes that DEI must be integrated with strategies that address the critical environmental challenges facing humanity, including climate change, food security, natural resource access and management, biodiversity, environmental health, land use decision-making, and maintaining sustainable living conditions. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.

Understanding how natural ecosystems respond to environmental changes, such as changes in temperature and rainfall patterns, accelerated soil losses, and shifts in land cover/land is fundamental to solving environmental problems. How to both quantify these changes, remediate, and adapt to them, requires sophisticated systems-based research involving physical sciences.

We seek applicants whose work addresses specific aspects of the physical environment, including (but not limited to) environmental climatology, hydrometeorology, soil science, land surface processes, geochemistry, water resources, or complex environmental systems. We encourage applicants whose research contributes to an integrated understanding of physical and ecological processes and looks at the role of the physical environment in ecosystem dynamics through field, laboratory, and/or theoretical and modeling approaches.

ESPM is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

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