We seek an interdisciplinary environmental natural scientist (open rank) with expertise in climate change mitigation and adaption. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative research focused on climate change related challenges such as land-use or ecosystem change, wildfire, water resources and drought, or wildfire. We are open to candidates who work in any social-ecological scale(s) and in any social-ecological system. Research areas should be directly relevant for underrepresented and vulnerable communities, broadly defined. These topics could be approached through the lenses of environmental science, coupled socio-ecological systems, or mitigation of climate impact on people and ecosystems systems. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to collaborative scholarship and leading transdisciplinary research teams at the UO and beyond that include biophysical, social scientists, and humanists to conduct innovative research with potential for societal impact. We seek candidates who engage in teaching that addresses current climate-related issues, that offers innovative and inclusive pedagogy, and/or that links to existing ENVS experiential learning, such as the Environmental Leadership Program.
This position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon (https://environment.uoregon.edu/). The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on efforts to create a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning.
Applicants should submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. In your DEI statement, please address the following: (1) Your understanding of inequities in academia faced by historically under-represented or disadvantaged groups, (2) Evidence of successful research, mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed to reduce barriers for under-represented or disadvantaged groups, and (3) specific plans for how you could contribute to our goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus activities.
Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in any field related to climate impacts on people and ecosystems, including but not limited to geosciences, geography, natural resources, biology. All candidates who apply before Nov. 1, 2022 will be considered; applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
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