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Jobs at Bren

Open faculty, teaching, academic, and staff positions at the UCSB Bren School are listed on this page. All staff jobs for UCSB are listed at All academic positions for UCSB are listed at Positions will be posted on this page until filled.


Permanent Faculty Positions Open:

Mellichamp Chair in Racial Environmental Justice at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Job No. JPF02365
Open date: 12/2/2022
Next review date: 1/16/2023.
Final date: 10/31/2023

Assistant Teaching Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Data Science at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Job No. JPF02359
Open date: 11/18/2022
Next review date: 1/16/2023.
Final date: 10/31/2023

Tenured Professor of Marine Science and Director of Marine Science Institute
Job No. JPF02108
Open date: 1/21/22
Next review date: 3/19/22.
Final date: 6/30/22

Unit 18 Teaching Positions Open:

Teaching Positions

Job No. JPF02448
Open Date: 4/11/2023
Next Review Date: 5/1/2023
Final Date: 3/31/2024

Academic Positions Open:

Human Dimensions of Climate Change Data Scientists (Associate Specialists) Environmental Markets Lab (emLab), Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Job No. JPF02391
Open Date: 12/5/2022
Next Review Date: 3/8/2023
Final Date: 5/31/2023

Sustainable Fisheries Project Manager (Academic Coordinator I) - Marine Science Institute

We're hiring a Project Manager to coordinate a new project on sustainable small-scale fisheries at UC Santa Barbara.

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Applications are due April 12, 2023.

UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets.


Staff Positions Open:

Career Development & Alumni Relations Coordinator
Job No. 52918
Open Date: 5/3/2023
Next review date: 5/18/2023; Open until filled

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UCSB seeks a Career Development & Alumni Relations Coordinator (BLANK ASST 3). Works under the general supervision of the Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations with additional guidance provided by the Executive Director of Career Development, Employer Relations, Professional Development, and Alumni Relations. Coordinates the collaboration, communication, administration, and delegation of specific services and resources within the Bren School Master's and PhD Career Development and Alumni Relations Programs. Supports 3 graduate-level programs (MESM, MEDS, and PhD) in the areas of career development, employer relations, alumni relations, and professional development, acting as the coordinator and administrative point person for the team, holding it all together when it comes to the team's programmatic, administrative, and logistic needs.

Takes the lead implementing several key service areas, including: 1) overseeing the document review process from start to finish for all application documents (resumes, cover letters, CVs, and other application documents); 2) managing the shared Career Team inbox, responding to emails and delegating emails to appropriate staff; 3) building relationships with employers by managing all incoming jobs and internships, responding to employers, and posting jobs and internships to appropriate job boards; 4) providing logistical support for career and professional in-person and/or web-based career-related workshops; 5) overseeing administrative user support in Salesforce and BrenConnect and other enterprise systems; 6) managing student Summer Internship Funding (SIF) program, including selection process, stipend distribution, and budget/account tracking; and 7) co-running annual yearly placement statistics reporting for MESM, MEDS, and PhD students. 

The Coordinator also plays a role in the following (as needed): 1) career advising; 2) managing student assistants; and 3) employer relations, student and alumni networking and events, and professional development. The coordinator keeps everything running smoothly for the team. The coordinator assists the team with implementation strategies, tools, and systems that help develop students' and alumni's career progress and support them in locating and landing meaningful and fulfilling environmental jobs and internships.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1 year of experience working with students in career development and/or student affairs.
  • Strong document review and document editing skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Exceptional ability to manage many projects with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, and community members.
  • Skilled in computer applications, including word processing, data management and analysis, and visual presentation software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • 1 year of project management experience (managing budgets, student assistants, and members on same team and/or across department teams).
  • Customer service mindset with emphasis on care and empathy while providing services to students, alumni, staff and faculty.
  • Basic knowledge of counseling theories and practices and coaching techniques.
  • Solid knowledge of career development and job/internship search techniques, practices and theories.

To apply, submit an application, cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for 3 references online here. Primary consideration for applicants who apply before 5/18/2023. View the full job description with salary/benefits information and how to apply at, search for job no. 52918.


Marketing and Communications Director
Job No. 41066
Open Date: 8/15/22
Next review date: 8/30/22; Open until filled

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management seeks a Marketing and Communications Director (COMM SPEC 3). The Director conducts strategic marketing and communications on behalf of the Bren School. Oversees paid, earned, and organic media campaigns; manages content strategy for the school; creates promotional materials and newsletters; produces and coordinates written content for enrollment marketing, student-centered stories, and research communications; develops content to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of the Bren School. Develops content and manages social media for the Bren School and manages a content calendar. In collaboration with the admissions team, assists with enrollment marketing campaigns and manages relevant website content. Fields communications requests from the media and coordinates research communications. Is responsible for website governance, maintenance, and content strategy for a dynamic website for the Bren School in collaboration with other Bren School staff and faculty. Arranges for photography/videography and manages school photos and video archives. Builds and maintains strong working relationships at all organizational levels, particularly focused on Recruitment and Admissions, Student Affairs, Career Development, Development, Bren faculty, and UCSB's Office of Public Affairs. Maintains strict confidentiality regarding sensitive information about the Bren School and UCSB.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or training in Communications, Marketing or related field.
  • Strong oral communication, writing and visual design skills
  • Experience working in and managing media communications, working knowledge of outreach software (e.g., Constant Contact)
  • Experience with marketing, publicity and social media, working knowledge of marketing analytics (e.g., Google Analytics) and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Experience with web design and maintenance and working knowledge of common content management systems (e.g., Drupal, Wordpress) and customer relationship management software (Salesforce)
  • Experience with graphic design, working knowledge of graphic design software (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Experience with photography and videography, working knowledge of digital image software (e.g, Photoshop)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communications, marketing or related field.
  • Experience working in and managing media communications for higher education
  • Familiarity with issues and research in environmental science

To apply, submit an application, cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for 3 references online here. Primary consideration for applicants who apply before 8/30/22. View the full job description with salary/benefits information and how to apply at, search for job no. 41066.


The University of California 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (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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