The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is recruiting applicants for Graduate Assistantships (doctoral level) to begin Fall Semester of 2016. Applicants wishing to be considered for financial support for a campus visit should submit the following materials before January 15, 2016. Visitation to campus for interested candidates will be scheduled during February. Click here for more information.

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure stream position (9-month) at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest biomaterials. The position is partially funded by the Fred Arnold Endowment for Wood Products Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing. The successful applicant is expected to develop a program that integrates research (55%), teaching (25%) and Extension (20%). Click here for more information.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of the environment, beginning August 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in applied social science research on socio-environmental factors impacting communities in the United States. Teaching interests and collaboration with others in promoting community resilience; renewable energy, alternative agriculture and food systems, green economic development and technology, and other projects related to the human dimensions of ecosystem management and environmental policy would also be welcomed. Click here for more information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the area of human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation, defined broadly as work at the interface of social and ecological systems. Candidates from various academic backgrounds will be considered, but all will be expected to focus on interdisciplinary research related to fish and wildlife conservation and include a social science component. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). Development of an independent, externally funded research program that supports graduate students and engages undergraduate students is expected. The successful individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, with an average teaching load of 1.5 to 2 courses per year, one of which will be an undergraduate course for majors in the human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation. Participation in departmental, college, and university affairs is expected, as is an interest to engage collaboratively with faculty both within and outside the department.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant also should prepare a 3-page (maximum) written statement that reflects the individual’s philosophy of how he/she will integrate teaching, research, outreach, and diversity/inclusion. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at, referring to posting No.TR0150138. Review of candidate files will begin on October 26, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

More information on the position can be found at Nominations and Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Parkhurst, Chair, Search Committee: Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-9283 or email

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental sociology. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in the social factors that contribute to environmental problems as well as efforts to ameliorate these challenges.. Specific areas of inquiry include but are not limited to the relationship between industrialization/de-industrialization and environmental degradation, neighborhood ecological well-being and health inequalities, development policies and environment issues, the unequal distribution of environmental hazards, environmental awareness and engagement, and social mobilization related to environmental concerns. We seek candidates who are committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching in topics related to the environment, globalization, and inequality. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, two writing samples, research and teaching statement, and contact information for three letters of reference at . Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Click here for more information.

A 12 month assistantship within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) lab in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences is available for a prospective PhD student with an interest in the area of the human dimensions of natural resources. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team studying a variety of natural resource management issues (primarily within the context of public lands and protected areas) across Texas, the U.S., and the South Pacific. Click here for more information.

Graduate Student Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at the University of Michigan

Prospective PhD students interested in research on human dimensions of environmental change are invited to apply to the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan for the academic year starting in September 2016. If accepted to the PhD program, which is very competitive, applicants will be eligible for a graduate student research assistantship for work on human adaptation to environmental change in forest systems in the United States. The position includes up to five years of monthly stipends, graduate tuition, and health benefits.

The ideal candidate for the assistantship has a well-developed interest in environmental research questions, a master’s degree in human geography, sociology or a similar field, and experience with survey methods and statistical analysis. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Experience with qualitative interviewing is also desirable.

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world’s premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment.

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) is a diverse collection of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, and designers working collectively in an integrative setting. SNRE’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

To express interest in the assistantship, please submit the following by e-mail to Dr. Paige Fischer at before December 1, 2015:

  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience and scholarly interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • GRE scores, and unofficial transcripts
  • One or two relevant publications or a writing sample

To apply to the SNRE’s PhD program, submit materials no later than January 5, 2016 via

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer

Assistant Professor in Ecological/Resource/Environmental Economics at Purdue University

Purdue University invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track, academic-year position with research, extension, and teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research and extension program in ecological/resource/environmental economics with a focus on sustainable ecosystems and associated services. Expected teaching responsibilities include an upper division undergraduate course in forest resources economics and an alternate year graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Visit website: for details. Submit a letter of application; formal one-page statements of research and extension interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of references; and a job market paper. Closing Date: November 1, 2015, or until filled. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Linda Prokopy, via telephone (765-496-2221) or email ( Application packets should be emailed to Marlene Mann ( A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.