Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Policy, Law, and Justice
Department: CAFES-Natural Res Mgmt&Env Sci (100800)
College/Division: CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Salary Range: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LAW, AND JUSTICE
Full-time, academic year, tenure track position with an appointment in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA. Starting date is September 16, 2019. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses that prepare students for a broad range of careers in environmental policy, law, natural resource management, and agriculture. Based on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, there is opportunity to develop new courses associated with this position. Research and teaching interests should include contemporary issues in the diverse field of environmental policy, law, and justice. Some potential areas of scholarship may include:
Environmental law and policy
Water law and policy
Agricultural law and policy
Climate change policy
Coastal resources law and policy
Indigenous peoples natural resource law and policy
Environmental and social justice
Given the interdisciplinary nature of this position, he/she will collaborate with other Colleges/Departments at the university.
Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is, 'Learn by Doing'. Strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching along with excellent written and oral communication skills are required. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to link research and practice, and to participate in scholarly activities (e.g., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of his or her professional development and contribution to the University's mission. These activities must address societal needs and challenges that confront government, the private sector, scientists, and non-profit organizations.
Service to the department and university and to local, state, and national professional organizations is expected. Departmental and university service may include committee assignments, supporting student-club activities, enhancing student enrollment, and cultivating career opportunities for our students/graduates.
Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of Swanton Pacific Ranch, a 3,800-acre forest, range, and farming operation located in Santa Cruz County and managed by the College. The forested property is a Certified Demonstration Coastal Forest, as designated by the Forest Stewardship Council, and Swanton also houses the Coastal Resources Institute.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Ph.D. or juris doctor (J.D.) degree in environmental policy/law or related field by the starting date is required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, and the general public is essential. Must demonstrate commitment to diversity. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding, and publish research.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and research, as well as the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Particular expertise and experience is desired across multiple environmental law and policy specializations including water, agriculture, and land management. Experience with the legislative or regulatory process in California and/or Washington DC is highly desirable as is experience working for and/or with environmental and/or social justice NGOs.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.