Marine and Environmental Affairs – Assistant Professor (AA14599)

Position Overview

Organization: College of the Environment, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA14599

Position Details

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a nine-month (100% FTE) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). We seek a colleague who will advance environmental equity and justice through research, teaching, mentoring, and public engagement in an interdisciplinary setting. Candidates are encouraged to apply whose research focuses on social-ecological systems in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, especially with regard to indigenous peoples or resource-dependent communities. We welcome applications from scholars with demonstrated success in the study of environmental equity and social justice aspects of topics such as climate impacts risks; sustainability; coastal urbanization; living marine resource use and management; marine spatial planning; renewable ocean energy; indigenous knowledges; and nutrition, food security and public health as it relates to tribes and other underrepresented groups. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required; the most relevant fields of study include: Native American and other ethnic studies; anthropology; sociology; environmental or social history; geography; human or political ecology. Experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with tribal, state, or national entities is desirable. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research program, contribute to teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and engage with communities in support of the interdisciplinary mission of the School. The successful candidate is expected to assume the appointment in Autumn 2016. This is one of several new positions at the University of Washington to address environmental equity and justice, indigenous environmental and sustainability studies, and diversity and access.

Applicants must apply electronically by sending applications to Jackie Chapman, Assistant to the Director ( Applications should include the applicant’s name in the subject line of the email. The following application materials should be attached: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, including experience with and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (3 pages maximum), 3) three publications that best represent work relevant to the position, and 4) names and full contact information for three professional references. Items 1-4 should be merged into a single searchable PDF document attached to the email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2015. Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Associate Professor David Fluharty, Search Committee Chair

The University of Washington and SMEA offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. More details can be found at

The University of Washington offers a wide range of professional development and opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package. Details can be found at .

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.