Job announcement: Assistant Professor of Society and Environment, University of Washington, Seattle

The job announcement for the position of Assistant Professor, Society & Environment has been posted to the UW Academic jobs site. Please share with colleagues and those who may be interested or may know interested applicants:

Marine and Environmental Affairs – Assistant Professor (AA25472)
Position Overview
Organization: College of the Environment, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Title : Assistant Professor
Search Number : 25472

Position Details
The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) invites your application for a nine-month (100% FTE) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). We seek a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities.

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required. Relevant fields of expertise include—but are not limited to—Geography, Environmental Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, and Anthropology. Those with a strong record of collaborative interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply. Grounding in geographic theory and understanding of geospatial relations is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to recruiting and training underrepresented minority students (URM).

Experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with coastal communities on the frontlines of environmental change is desirable. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain a vibrant externally-funded research program, sustain a strong publication record, contribute to teaching and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and conduct research in support of the interdisciplinary mission of the School. Teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the school’s core curriculum in the human dimensions of global change in the marine environment and additional courses in the area(s) of specialization. The ability to develop a course in geospatial analysis is desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to assume the appointment in Autumn 2018.

The University of Washington and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. More details can be found at


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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