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Infrastructure Equity Faculty Cluster Hire | Acting Professor / Professor of Law

Application Window

Open date: August 5, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The School of Law at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for one tenured/tenure-track faculty position with a start date of July 1, 2023, for a faculty member whose research, teaching, and service contribute to UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative (BTI) and the Infrastructure Equity Cluster Hiring Initiative. “Infrastructure equity” is meant broadly to include the promotion of justice in a wide range of public policy areas, including environmental, transportation, water and other natural resources, land use, energy, communication, and health care law. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work addresses the following types of questions: (1) Policy frameworks: Analysis of historical or emerging infrastructure policies and regulations and their effects on Black communities and other historically marginalized communities; (2) Monitoring progress: Development and/or evaluation of screening tools for identifying disparate impacts on Black communities and other historically marginalized communities and promoting equity in resource allocation decisions related to infrastructure; and (3) Alternative futures: Assessment of emerging infrastructure alternatives that provide economic, health, and environmental benefits for Black communities and other historically marginalized communities.

This position is part of a campus-wide Infrastructure Equity faculty cluster hiring program which amplifies the UCI Black Thriving Initiative by recruiting engaged scholars across the fields of planning, policy, engineering, environmental science, and law to address social, environmental, and racial disparities in infrastructure planning, design, and implementation. The initiative includes the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology; the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering; the Department of Earth System Science in the School of Physical Science; and the School of Law. The cluster’s curricular and programming components foster cross-campus collaborations, build a community of scholars trained in community-based research, and engage with community organizations and governmental agencies in Black and other historically marginalized communities to advance equity in infrastructure and climate investments and policy. For more information, consult the cluster website: https://sites.uci.edu/iecluster/.

Launched in 2020 during the racial reckoning following the killing of George Floyd, the UCI Black Thriving Initiative mobilizes the entire university to transform UCI into the nation's foremost destination for Black people to thrive as students, faculty, staff, and communities served by the university. To this end, it consists of three action platforms that seek to inform choices, decisions, and priorities as a great public research university. These are: change the culture, leverage the mission, and engage with communities. A major feature of BTI involves advancing understanding about the multifaceted Black experience and drivers of well-being in support of Black communities. The associated faculty cluster hiring program builds on and expands our shared values of diversity, equity and inclusion and commitment to social justice. Selected from a multi-year competition, the three BTI hiring clusters reflect the power and promise of interdisciplinary collaboration. They are: Environmental Health Disparities, Infrastructure Equity, and Poetic Justice. To accelerate and elevate the impact of the research, teaching, and service of participating and affiliated faculty, each cluster will receive dedicated programming support for three years. For more information, consult the BTI website: https://inclusion.uci.edu/action-plan/msi/uci-black-thriving-initiative/.

The School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law, founded just 14 years ago, is the newest public law school in California and is highly regarded for its faculty and expert practical training. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2022; however, applications will be accepted and considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed a J.D. or a Ph.D. in a law-related field by the position start date and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements. UCI Law recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and strongly supports UCI’s mission for equity and inclusiveness. We are committed to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research, and building sustainable partnerships. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be uploaded electronically through UC Irvine’s recruitment site (https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/07784) and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching, representative publications, and contact information to request three reference letters. A separate inclusive excellence statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities) is also required. For an appointment at an Acting or Full Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research, community engagement, and/or graduate students is a positive factor. Please direct questions about this position to the co-chairs of the search committee, Professors Carrie Hempel (chempel@law.uci.edu) and Tony Reese (treese@law.uci.edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Reference Check Policy: The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have completed a J.D. or a Ph.D. in a law-related field by the position start date and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements.

Application Requirements by Level

Acting Professor of Law

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will not be contacted without your consent.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07784

Professor of Law

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will not be contacted without your consent.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07784

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA