Associate/Full Professor position in environmental policy and coastal political geography at The University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida is seeking applicants for an Associate/Full Professor position in environmental policy and coastal political geography. The candidate must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in political science, geography, or a related discipline, such as ecological policy/political geography or environmental anthropology/sociology.  Applicants should have expertise in public policy related to coastal environments and infrastructure planning, and should have experience in interdisciplinary, environmental social science with a focus on public policy and coastal ecology. The coastal focus is part of an interdisciplinary cluster that addresses the coastal zone as a single integrated ecological-social-economic system. The candidate will have a record of scholarly accomplishments, including evidence of research development, external research funding, and a strong teaching record with the ability to teach and mentor students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Full position details are at:  https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43506 (and are included below)

Background on the coastal cluster is at: http://www.ucf.edu/research/coastalsystems

Warning: The review of applications is now already beginning but will remain open until the position is filled.

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Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster: Environmental Policy

The University of Central Florida is in a hiring campaign to recruit 100 new faculty for Fall 2016.  As part of this hiring campaign, UCF has recently established six interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission.  In support of this effort, we are searching for faculty in the broad interdisciplinary area of Sustainable Coastal Systems (http://ucf.edu/research/coastalsystems) and plan to fill three positions of Assistant/Associate Professors and two positions of Associate/Full Professors to begin in Fall 2016.  The goal is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional research boundaries or are working in transdisciplinary fields. We will be hiring individuals who are active research leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of ecological modeling, ecosystem services, ecological engineering, coastal planning and emergency response, ecological economics, environmental policy, and coastal political or social geography.  These five hires will join 34 current cluster faculty, representing ten departments and five colleges, to lead a world-class effort to understand and assess natural and human-related impacts to coastal ecosystem health, restoration, sustainability, and mitigation; and ultimately to characterize and integrate physical, chemical, biological, and socio-economic processes impacting coastal communities and ecosystems.

Applicants for an Associate/Full Professor position in environmental policy and coastal political geography must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in political science, geography, or a related discipline, such as ecological policy/political geography or environmental anthropology/sociology.  Applicants should have expertise in public policy related to coastal environments and infrastructure planning, and should have experience in interdisciplinary, environmental social science with a focus on public policy and coastal ecology. The coastal focus is part of an interdisciplinary cluster that addresses the coastal zone as a single integrated ecological-social-economic system. The candidate will have a record of scholarly accomplishments, including evidence of research development, external research funding, and a strong teaching record with the ability to teach and mentor students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful candidate will become a core faculty member in the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster.  They must demonstrate a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and publication; a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research, have demonstrated an ability to perform high-impact and high-demand research, and develop a program that will lead to strong extramurally-funded research and national/international recognition.

Faculty in these interdisciplinary positions will be expected to strengthen both their tenure home department as well as the Sustainable Coastal Systems cluster.  Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup are expected with these five new positions. Each new faculty member will have a unique interdisciplinary mentoring team to foster intellectual breadth and to facilitate integrative capacity to strengthen the success of the cluster.

Candidates must apply on-line at  http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43506 (Position #38869) and attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.  In the cover letter candidates should address their background in their discipline and should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 30 2015 and continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 61,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://ucf.edu. UCF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

For more information about these positions please contact the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster Search Chair, Dr. Graham Worthy, at CoastalCluster@ucf.edu