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Call for Open-Rank Professor of Environmental Justice at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Stanford University New School Focused on Climate and Sustainability
Stanford, California
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Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS) is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track open-rank professor in Environmental Justice (EJ). We seek scholars with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in EJ.

Candidates must have the appropriate terminal degree in an EJ-related field of STEM and/or social sciences. The successful candidate should consider EJ as a broad, international issue and may work on any geographical region of the world. Candidates will be expected to: 1) Develop a widely recognized research program that attracts external funding and contributes to the interdisciplinary emphasis of the school; 2) Support EJ teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including mentoring and supervising graduate and undergraduate students; 3) Contribute to SDSS, the University, relevant professions, and society at large through service, collaboration, and engagement. Critically, we are seeking scholars who are committed to using their EJ research to help solve sustainability challenges based on rigorous study design, data collection, and addressing socio-ecological tradeoffs in decision making. 

Candidates should demonstrate evidence of engaging one or more of the following communities in their work: indigenous peoples, philanthropy, grassroots organizations, policy-makers, government agencies, industrial actors, or other comparable stakeholders.  Such engagement might encompass participatory action research; government service; partnerships with community-based organizations, nonprofit research institutes, public agencies, or businesses; community-based research; and public policy advocacy.  Successful candidates will have scholarly contributions that broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Such scholarly contributions can be demonstrated through the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or public engagement, including a commitment to and support of diversity in the learning experience, and the integration of multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.

To apply, submit application materials in pdf form at this link. Review of applications will commence on March 2, 2023, but submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 31.  Applications should include a cover letter; a CV; a personal statement describing their vision and plans for research, teaching, and societal engagement [no more than 3 pages], and name and contact information for three references. Candidates should identify their most significant scholarly accomplishments, giving context to discipline-based awards, publication venues, or other achievements; and characterizing the impact achieved or intended with research. For questions regarding this position, please contact Haley Mees at

SDSS is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. SDSS and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a discussion of how their work will further these ideals.  Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

The expected base pay range for this position is: 

Assistant Professor: $126,000-$145,000 per annum
Associate Professor: $155,000 - $190,000 per annum
Professor: $186,000 - $248,000 per annum

Stanford University has provided a base pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Haley Mees at

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