Science & Justice Research Center: Asst. Director of Research & Academic Programs (Open until filled; initial review 5/20/2015)
Open date: April 21st, 2016
Last review date:May 20th, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Science and Justice Research Center (SJRC), affiliated with the Department of Sociology, brings together faculty and graduate students from across all divisions of the University to address contemporary problems that entangle questions of science and knowledge with those of ethics and justice. Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director (AD) will contribute to SJRC's efforts to foster a new domain of research, teaching and institution building in science and justice. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include biodata and society, ecology and justice, environmental modeling and environmental politics, and technoscience and difference. The AD will: 1) develop the Center's research profile through grant-writing and building research programs that reflect the Center's research foci; 2) develop the Center's public profile; 3) develop and teach up to two classes per academic year and help implement the Science and Justice Graduate Training program curriculum; 4) develop collaborations with affiliated researchers, Centers, and Institutes both on and off-campus; 5) publish or present one academic article annually. For more information visit: http://scijust.ucsc.edu/.
RANK: Assistant Adjunct Professor [appointment will be in Department of Sociology]
SALARY: $58,500 - $65,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Science and Technology Studies or closely allied field, expected to be conferred by April 1, 2017. Demonstrated record of research, teaching and grant writing in higher education.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of developed research profile or trajectory sufficient to meet the job responsibilities; demonstrated experience in institution-building e.g. developing institutional linkages and forging consensus; capacity to develop long-term visions including three-year plans for fundraising and academic output; training in a field of science or engineering; demonstration of interdisciplinary collaboration; demonstration of national and international leadership potential; experience working with social media platforms.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2016; with the academic year beginning September 17, 2016. Appointments are contingent upon availability of funding. Ph.D. must be conferred by June 30, 2017 for employment beyond that date.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: One-year appointment, with possibility of extension through June 2018. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted.
TO APPLY: Applications accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system must include letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters*, sample of published material, sample of a submitted grant proposal, statement of teaching pedagogy, and sample of course syllabus in area of research. Optional: applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Optional: evidence of teaching excellence, provide a link in your curriculum vitae or letter of application to an audio/video of a public presentation in digital format. Materials must be submitted in PDF format unless stated otherwise.
Refer to Position #JPF00358-16T in all correspondence
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and all materials received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2017.
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