Environmental Social Science, Arizona State
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at
Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications to join our
world-leading and problem-focused social science faculty as a
full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Social
Science (ESS). The ESS program lays the theoretical and
methodological foundations for training next-generation scholars in
transdisciplinary processes and dynamics that underlie the key
human-environmental challenges defining this century. ASU and SHESC
are committed to building an intellectually, culturally, and
ethnically diverse faculty that supports our diverse student body
and advances the goals embodied in ASU’s Charter www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values
and Design Aspirations https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/design-aspirations.
We seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity for advancing
innovative, important scholarship on human-environment or
human-infrastructure relationships, such as: place making or
attachment, environmental psychology, political ecology,
environmental justice, power relations/dynamics, social movements
and collective action, institutions, multi-level or earth system
governance, knowledge co-production, or decision-making under
conditions of social-ecological uncertainty and complexity.
Anticipated start date is August 2020.
Specific job duties include advancing collaborative,
transdisciplinary research in environmental social science,
publishing research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets,
seeking external research funding, teaching/training/mentoring
diverse undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to
the university and academy, and outreach to diverse communities
(such as providing expert advice and the public communication of
- PhD. in Environmental Social Science, Geography, Planning,
Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Environmental Studies,
Psychology, or other directly relevant social science field at the
time of application.
- A record of empirical research and peer-reviewed publications
supported by robust social science methods such as: experimental,
qualitative, observational, social network, statistical,
computational social science, spatial analysis, community-based, or
- A demonstrated record of collaborative interdisciplinary
research such as: co-authorship on publications or conference
papers, training experiences as a graduate research assistant,
post-doctoral fellow, or collaborator on interdisciplinary
projects, or leading or collaborating on applications for external
funding with an interdisciplinary team.
- Capacity to teach courses and mentor students in Environmental
Social Science and across disciplines related to other
undergraduate and graduate programs offered in the School, such as
Global Health, Applied Mathematics, and Anthropology.
- Demonstrated capacity for obtaining competitive external
- Classroom and online teaching experience.
- Demonstrated success in serving the needs of diverse student
populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities and
- Evidence of leveraging place and/or local/global networks and
collaborations through socially embedded, transdisciplinary
scholarship and/or training.
Information about the School can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu. The School
collaborates extensively with ASU’s large research entities
advancing transdisciplinary environmental social science, including
the Global Futures Laboratory https://globalfutures.asu.edu/,
Central Arizona Phoenix-Long Term Ecological Research Site https://sustainability.asu.edu/caplter/,
and the Decision Center for a Desert City https://sustainability.asu.edu/dcdc/.
Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has
to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.
The application deadline is November 17, 2019;
if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is
closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter
of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans,
and teaching interests; a statement addressing how your past and/or
potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance
ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a complete curriculum
vitae; and contact information for three references. Candidates are
expected to have a Ph.D. degree completed at the time of
All application materials must be received by the deadline and
submitted electronically through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69135
(We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including
reference letters; this is an online, paperless search.)
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and
continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive
environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can
strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
Background check is required for employment.
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religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
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