Assistant Professor - Environmental Science, Policy, and Management


UC Berkeley


Monday, December 3, 2018

Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek rising leaders from diverse disciplines of relevance to Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, including, but not limited to, the natural, social, physical, biological, and environmental health sciences as well as the humanities. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the environmental field in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. At Berkeley, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of their commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity (see: for helpful guidelines).

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. To achieve this goal, ESPM recognizes that equity, inclusion, and diversity must be integrated with strategies to 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. We are home to top-ranked graduate programs in environmental science, environmental studies and ecological/evolutionary biology with a vibrant mix of undergraduate majors. To learn more about ESPM please visit:

The successful applicant will be part of the University of California (UC) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (ANR) Statewide Program and have access to the UC’s diverse complement of field sites including UC Natural Reserves, ANR’s research and extension centers, and UC Berkeley’s Research Forests. In addition, Berkeley provides outstanding opportunities for intellectual engagement with colleagues in other campus units including the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Colleges of Environmental Design, Engineering and Chemistry, the Energy and Resources Group, the Law School, the School of Public Health, the Institute for International Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, the Institute for Social and Economic Change, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the Departments of Integrative Biology, Plant and Microbial Biology, Political Science, Sociology, History, Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Geography, and Ethnic Studies.

Minimum basic qualification: J.D., Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications include: Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent international degree in a relevant environmental field such as (but not limited to) biology, conservation science, ecology, physical sciences, sociology, anthropology, history, environmental law, environmental policy, interdisciplinary environmental studies, environmental health science or geography; demonstrated evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant environmental discipline in the social, natural, physical, environmental health sciences, humanities or related fields; a dedication to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental field; an interest in research translation and/or communicating with the scientific community and the broader public; a commitment to working in an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment and strong desire to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that align with UC Berkeley’s and ESPM’s mission to meet the educational needs of California’s diverse population.

Applications should be submitted online at and include the following materials as separate PDF files: (1) A cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) Statement of Research (description of past research accomplishments and proposed research at Berkeley); (4) Statement of Teaching and Service (a description of prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests, as well as a statement of prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service experience); (5) Statement of Contributions to Diversity (a statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member-- for additional information go to; (6) Three publications (which may be journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products); and (7) Three letters of reference. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. The deadline for applications is December 3, 2018. Please direct questions to

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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: The department is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information, please go to To learn more about UC Berkeley’s Principles of Community, please go to: