University of California, Irvine
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Anthropology / School of Social Sciences / UC Irvine
Salary range: The salary will range from 60,000 to 72,000 USD per year, scaling with experience as detailed here
Open date: March 6, 2023
Next review date: Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Call for Applicants: Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmental Justice
The University of California, Irvine is seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral scholar to assist in the development of a teaching and research program that connects the social sciences and community-engaged research with the geosciences, contributing to a Cultural, Learning, and Institutional Model to Accelerate Transformations for Environmental Justice (CLIMATE Justice).
The postdoc will help build a cross-disciplinary, multi-generational, campus- wide learning ecosystem focused on environmental justice; develop and teach a course for post-baccalaureate and PhD students that foregrounds social science analysis in environmental justice and climate research; co-organize and deliver workshops on community-engaged research practices; develop good working relations with community partners; design and support community- engaged student research; plan field trips; develop environmental justice case studies for earth science courses; and produce academic and public-facing publications that share both the methods and results of the CLIMATE Justice initiative.
Applicants should have a strong record of research focused on environmental, energy, or climate justice. Applicants should also have a record of work with the theories and practices of collaborative, community engaged research. Preference will be given to applicants with experience designing and leading collaborative research involving researchers across disciplines and with community partners.
This a two-year appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years. The start date is flexible, ideally sometime in the Spring of 2023. The salary will range from 60,000 to 72,000 USD per year, scaling with experience as detailed here, and includes generous benefits.The position will be housed in UCI’s EcoGovLab, in the Department of Anthropology with affiliations in the UCI Research Justice Shop and the Department of Earth System Science.
About the project UCI’s CLIMATE Justice Initiative aims to culturally transform the geosciences through multidirectional programming that brings on-the ground challenges of environmental justice and sustainability into the heart of geoscience research and education.
The specific project objectives are to:
1) Train and empower postbaccalaureate and PhD students from historically marginalized communities to pursue graduate education and careers related to climate change,
2) Increase participation of scientists from traditional STEM disciplines in environmental justice and community-engaged research,
3) Build strong cross- disciplinary collaborations between geoscientists and experts from other fields, such as social science,
4) Develop equitable partnerships with community-based organizations,
5) Transform the culture of geoscience by building a learning ecosystem that spans traditional institutional, disciplinary, and hierarchical boundaries.
The project is funded through the US National Science Foundation’s Cultural Transformations in the Geoscience Community program.
The CLIMATE Justice initiative strives to foster a collaborative working environment that welcomes diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences (related to race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, disability, and justice system involvement, in particular).
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
● Ph.D. in social science or related discipline.
● Research and teaching experience focused on environmental justice.
● Experience and demonstrated ability working and communicating with community partners.
● Experience with teaching and/or mentoring students from historically marginalized communities.
● Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills.