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Assistant Professor - Economics and the Environment - Energy and Resources Group
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 19, 2022
Title Assistant Professor - Economics and the Environment - Energy and Resources Group
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 11/18/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental Policy
    Economics - General

Assistant Professor - Economics and the Environment - Energy and Resources Group

Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor Anticipated start: July 01, 2023 Application Window
Open September 15, 2022 through Friday, Nov 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor nine-month faculty position, in the area of economics and the environment.

ERG is a graduate group within the Rausser College of Natural Resources with a teaching and research mission motivated by a sustainable environment and a just society. Its faculty and students embrace the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to address society's most complex problems, and collaborative research that goes beyond traditional disciplinary domains is encouraged and nurtured.

In keeping with the ERG mission, while this proposed position is fundamentally about economics and the environment, it is broader than the discipline of economics alone, and may go beyond what is conventionally understood to be "environmental economics". ERG's interest is in a junior scholar anchored in economics.

Potential topics of research could include: remote sensing, data science, climate economics, water, path dependencies, energy systems, or just transitions.

The Energy and Resources Group values diversity, equity, and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community: we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors; we embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.

ERG is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

It does not matter if you do not meet every single preferred criterion. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive faculty body, so if you are excited about being at UC Berkeley but your past experience does not align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree-granting program) at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications
  • A doctoral degree or pursuing a doctoral degree in a relevant field.
  • Have a record of excellent research that crosses disciplinary boundaries, with the potential to develop an internationally-recognized research program that includes collaboration with colleagues in economics and other disciplines.
  • We seek a capacious scholar whose research will bring new insights to understanding the intertwined nature of sustainability and equity, and who will further the interdisciplinary conversations that define ERG
Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement describing past research accomplishments and proposed research at Berkeley

  • Statement of Teaching and Service - Statement of teaching and service describing prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests. In addition, a description of prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service experience.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Copy of Publication 1 - Publications can include journal articles (accepted or submitted), book chapters (accepted or submitted), dissertation chapters, or other relevant products.

  • Copy of Publication 2 - Publications can include journal articles (accepted or submitted), book chapters (accepted or submitted), dissertation chapters, or other relevant products.

  • Copy of Publication 3 - Publications can include journal articles (accepted or submitted), book chapters (accepted or submitted), dissertation chapters, or other relevant products.
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted via this web portal. It is preferred that letters of reference be uploaded by the final date to apply.
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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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