Seeking applicants for tenure-track and tenured positions in "Climate Equity and Environmental Justice"

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor)
positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of “Climate Equity and
Environmental Justice,” with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.  Successful candidates will be
invited to join one or more of the following units: Rausser College of Natural Resources
(Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Energy and Resources Group);
College of Letters and Sciences (Sociology); College of Environmental Design (Departments of City
and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Planning); and College of Engineering
(Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering).

Human-induced climate change is transforming our physical and social world, and we are witnessing a
‘climate gap,’ in which the impacts of these changes disproportionately affect vulnerable and
marginalized groups due to historically entrenched inequities and more recent shifts in the global
economy. Accordingly, this faculty cluster hiring initiative focuses on three broad themes: Social
Equity and Environmental Sustainability; Adaptation Infrastructure, Planning and Design for Climate
Justice; and Climate Refugees and Forced Migration.

Basic Qualifications:
•     Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have a J.D., Ph.D. (or equivalent
international degree), or
be enrolled in J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of
•     Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have a J.D., Ph.D. (or equivalent
international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications:
•     Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized program and collaborate
across disciplines to develop research initiatives in the realm of climate equity and environmental
justice. We seek rising leaders from diverse fields including, but not limited to, the social,
physical, natural, biological and environmental health sciences, civil and environmental
engineering, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture. Candidates should demonstrate
evidence of strong research productivity, potential for securing extramural funding, and a
commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and
post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment and track record of
promoting diversity, equity and inclusion 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. (see
for helpful guidelines).

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application
materials, go to The deadline to apply is September 21,
.  For questions, please contact the search administrator at

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples
and single parents. We encourage candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, or who have
taken time off for  family reasons, to apply for this position.  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: