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Postdoctoral Scholar - K-12 Climate Justice, Arts, Communication

Position overview

Salary range: $60,000-$71,952

Application Window

Open date: September 18, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Oct 19, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 19, 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 Department of Art History at UC Irvine is hiring a postdoctoral scholar to contribute to coordinating the research outcomes of the Wildland-Urban Interface Climate Action Network (WUICAN) with K-12 educators and climate educator networks. The appointment is for two years at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond the initial contract will be based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on UCI’s salary scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

With funding from the California Climate Action grant program, WUICAN aims to build a network of community groups, academic partners, and tribal nations to address the impacts of climate change on California landscapes. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with a diverse team of community leaders, faculty, academic staff, graduate students, and other postdoctoral scholars to co-design and conduct research that facilitates improved land and water stewardship in a changing climate. The responsibilities of this position include:

• Connect K-12 educators and UC/CSU institutions to address climate change and environmental issues

• Develop community-informed curriculum that introduces region-specific climate context and resources into primary and secondary science module

• Contribute perspectives developed through the arts and humanities to understanding the impacts of climate change

• Collaboration with environmental justice organizations, Indigenous communities, and academics from multiple disciplines.

• Dissemination of research outcomes through peer-reviewed articles, reports, presentations, workshops, conferences, and other media.

• Mentorship of graduate and/or undergraduate student researchers.

Interested applicants should submit: (a) a cover letter explaining your relevant background, interest in this project, and your career goals following postdoctoral work; (b) current curriculum vitae; (c) doctoral dissertation abstract; (d) names and contact information of three references; (e)Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctoral degree in a humanities discipline or in education, with a focus on any one of: ecocritical perspectives on land management and/or climate change, and/or histories and analysis of climate communications, or a related topic, conferred by December 1, 2023

Application Requirements

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

Contact information for three letters of recommendation is required.

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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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA