[Grad-postdoc-assn] Berkeley Faculty Search - Quantitative Environmental Science

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Tue Nov 3 12:47:49 MST 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 http://erg.berkeley.edu.

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 date.

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
  candidate’s research, teaching and mentoring interests (up to one
• 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

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of
accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://
Follow this link to create an online application and submit the above
materials *no later than November 16, 2015*: https://aprecruit.

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: http://policy.

Margaret S. Torn
Biosphere-Atmosphere Program
Adjunct Professor, Energy and Resources Group, UCB
Berkeley Lab, One Cyclotron Rd, CA, 94720
Tel:  510.495.2223. Office: 84-340

 ERG Env Sci Recruitment flyer 9-23-15.pdf
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