Grace Wu grace.cc.wu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 23:39:16 MDT 2015


University of California, Berkeley

DEADLINE: November 16, 2015

The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California,
Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in
quantitative environmental science, with an expected start date of July 1,
2016. ERG has a long and distinguished history of interdisciplinary
research and teaching for a sustainable environment and an equitable
society. Further information about ERG can be found at

Basic qualifications: The basic qualification for this position is
completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements, except the
dissertation, by time of application.  Additional qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the appointment start

Preferred qualifications: We are especially interested in candidates with
quantitative expertise and interests in one or more of: global change
science; toxics and pollutants; the environment-society interface; and
ecology and biodiversity.  The ideal candidate will have experience with
some combination of: techniques for analysis of large data sets,
mathematical modeling, methods in complex systems theory, and experimental
and observational field methods. ERG especially encourages applicants with
a strong interest in multiple scales of analysis from local to global. ERG
is an interdisciplinary graduate program, so an ability to actively engage
with colleagues from other disciplines such as social science and
engineering is desirable, as is a compelling interest and engagement in
public policy. Training in multiple areas of the natural sciences (e.g.,
both physical and biological) is desirable.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated potential for outstanding research
and ongoing productivity. She or he will also have strong teaching and
mentoring skills, or for those without an extensive background in teaching,
a commitment to make this a core component of their professional portfolio.
Teaching duties will include responsibility for a core ERG environmental
science course, as well as development of more specialized seminars or
courses, and participation in interdisciplinary seminars with other

ERG welcomes candidates who will bring to their research and teaching a
perspective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or
understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in higher
education. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of
faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

Applications should include the following:
•    Cover letter
•    A recent curriculum vitae
•    A statement of research interests (up to three pages)
•    A statement of teaching interests and experience (up to two pages)
•    A description of quantitative training and the role of these skills in
the candidate’s research, teaching and mentoring interests (up to one page)
•    Statement of contributions to equity and inclusion (Statement
addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and inclusion
through research, teaching, and/or service.)
•    Copies of no more than three (article or chapter length) samples of
relevant written work. At least one is required.
•    Three letters of recommendation

Each document should be submitted as a separate file. 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 (
http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of
accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Follow this link to create an online application and submit the above
materials no later than *November 16, 2015:*
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00852. Please direct questions to
ERG Group Manager Megan Amaral at megana at berkeley.edu.

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:

For questions about the position please contact:

Megan Amaral
*Energy and Resources Group*
310 Barrows Hall #3050
University of California, Berkeley 94720


Dr. Daniel Kammen
Professor of Energy
Energy and Resources Group &
Goldman School of Public Policy
Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of California
kammen at berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-642-1640  Fax: 510-642-1085
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