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The Political Science Department at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Politics and Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants should demonstrate a well-developed research agenda, a promise of sustained scholarship, and a record of effective teaching.

The department seeks a scholar with research and teaching expertise in environmental politics and policy. We are open to all disciplinary subfields and substantive specializations but will only consider applicants for whom environmental politics or policy is at the center of their research program and teaching. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to engage underlying normative issues and debates, such as environmental/climate justice, as well as teach a range of courses in environmental politics or policy. The candidate will be expected to participate in, contribute to, and develop courses that also serve the interdisciplinary Sustainability program. The department is open to a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches.

We seek applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please include a diversity statement that explains how you meet at least two of these criteria.

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at A completed file
includes a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, complete teaching evaluations (quantitative evaluations and complete sets of qualitative evaluations of recent courses), sample syllabi, academic writing samples, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, submit all materials by October 21, 2022. Screening of applications will begin then. Applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. by the start of the term of appointment will be given priority. Those without a Ph.D. in-hand should include in their letter of interest a statement of progress on the dissertation and reasons to expect completion in a timely fashion. SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

Further inquiries should be addressed to:

Farid Abdel-Nour, Chair of the Department, at

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