Opening: Director, Coastal Science and Policy

Associate or Full Professor and Director
Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program
The Physical and Biological Sciences and Social Sciences Divisions at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) jointly invite applications for a tenured level professorial position shared between the two divisions working in one of the research and teaching areas listed below, with the home departments and appointment percentages dependent upon research and teaching emphases. In addition, the selected candidate will also serve as the inaugural Director of the Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program (CSPGP).
The selected candidate will be an outstanding researcher working in an area related to coastal science and policy. Possible areas of emphasis for research and teaching include sustainability policy, governance, sustainable food, water, energy or waste systems, climate change, and conservation science, preferably involving coastal land, freshwater and/or marine ecosystems. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.
The Director will have direct responsibility for overseeing all aspects of a new graduate program in interdisciplinary coastal science, governance, economics and policy scheduled to launch in Fall 2018.
As Director of CSPGP, the successful candidate will be expected to be a visionary leader and organizational strategist who will help UC Santa Cruz expand its reputation as an international leader in graduate education in coastal science and policy. The Director is expected to build strong interactions between the new graduate program and academic, government, non-government, and industry institutions that are developing and implementing programs in coastal sustainability and conservation at the local, national, and global level. It is preferred that the candidate has been a leader in a nationally or globally recognized program in the broad area of natural or social science and policy in coastal land, freshwater or marine systems. The candidate should have a history of directly engaging private, government, and/or non-government sectors in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary solutions to problems in coastal management and stewardship, with experience in successful administrative leadership and fundraising. The Director will be expected to manage a highly interdisciplinary program that requires extensive collaboration between faculty and students from various backgrounds and departments within and across the two divisions.
While serving as the Director of the CSPGP, the selected candidate will hold a 50 percent administrative appointment in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, and a 50 percent professorial appointment in appropriate departments in the Physical and Biological Sciences and Social Sciences Divisions. The incumbent’s teaching load in this split position will be 50% of the normal teaching load.
RANK: Associate or Full Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a field related to sustainability, and a record of graduate mentorship.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership and organizational skills and experience; knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability; or experience in integration across academic, government, non-government, and private sectors.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a letter of application discussing interdisciplinary experience in coastal science and policy, research interests, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references; 1-3 publications; and a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at Refer to Position #JPF00401-17 in all correspondence.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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