Postdoctoral Position in Biodiversity-Society Conflicts of Wolves Returning to Germany at The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher bridging social and natural sciences. The candidate will work on biodiversity-society conflicts related to the return of wolves to Germany. Experience in questionnaire and interview methods as well as stakeholder workshops are advantageous. A background in one of the following areas is desirable: social science, wildlife ecology, environmental economics, environmental and sustainability studies, psychology, or a related field. In addition, we expect a strong quantitative skill set. Knowledge in contingent valuation methods, multi-criteria decision analyses and management strategy evaluations or related analyses area a plus. German language skills are important. Click here for more information. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, The New England Sustainability Consortium at The University of Maine

The New England Sustainability Consortium ( has launched a new stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research program focused on the future of dams. Our research draws upon world-class faculty expertise at the UNH, UMaine, URI, Keene State, USM and RISD and builds on NEST’s experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science. Using dams in New England as a model system, the team will examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions. The team’s approach to problem solving will benefit from the local knowledge and know-how of diverse stakeholders representing government, industry, and non-governmental organizations. Click here for more information.

Senior Scientist Position (tenure track) in Interdisciplinary Biodiversity & Society Research at The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), a member institution of the Leibniz Association, with almost 800 employees and its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, is conducting advanced natural history research with leading research institutions in six federal states. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is exploring in this context the interactions between organismic biodiversity and climate. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) invites applications for a Senior Scientist Position (tenure track) in Interdisciplinary Biodiversity & Society Research. Click here for more information.

Funding opportunity for M.S. student in recreation management and environmental communication

The Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho is seeking M.S. student applicants for a funded research assistant position working with the Science Communications Program at Yellowstone National Park. The candidate would help perform a number of functions relating to social science research and environmental communication in Yellowstone, including: 1) studies of crowding, and visitor use management; 2) technical writing/copy editing associated with the communication of scientific research to a wide audience; and 3) analysis of visitor use patterns or the effectiveness of communication efforts. They will spend a portion of their graduate program working in Yellowstone with National Park Service employees.

Preferred candidate qualities might include ANY of the following:

  • Experience or education in park or recreation management
  • Experience or education in science/environmental communication
  • Knowledge of or experience in applying visitor use management strategies
  • Experience with or training in editing, publication design and science writing.

The funded RA position is for one year, with the potential for extension. It includes a 20-hour-per-week stipend @$18.50 per hour (subject to final budget considerations), and a waiver for out of state graduate student fees. This is a great opportunity to gain practical experience conducting social science and environmental communication in one of the premiere national parks. The student candidate will work with NRS faculty who have expertise in natural resource social science and communication. Interested applicants should send a current CV and statement of interest to Dr. Patrick Wilson ( or Dr. Travis Paveglio ( by May 1, 2016. The applicant selected will start their graduate program in August 2016.

The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution of Idaho, located in the panhandle of northern Idaho. The Department of Natural Resources and Society is part of the College of Natural Resources (CNR). The department features a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty of social scientists with a national and international reputation in teaching, research, and service. The CNR has three departments (Fish and Wildlife Sciences; Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences; and Natural Resources and Society) and offers eight undergraduate degree programs, Master of Natural Resources (professional degree), Master of Science in Natural Resources, and PhD in Natural Resources. The college has 600 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate students.

Postdoctoral Fellow in The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho

The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho seeks recent PhDs in forest economics or natural resource policy to participate in modeling and analysis in the areas of forest management, forest product markets, and forest governance. The fellow will contribute to research that complements the work of the Policy Analysis Group (; collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting with other social science and biophysical faculty; and develop new research directions in forest economics and/or policy analysis that focuses on the contribution of the forest products industry to the regional economy, forest carbon sequestration and markets, policies affecting the forest products industry, public land management policy and governance, or wildfire management. We seek individuals who are motivated to develop an outstanding program of research, thrive in a team environment, and will take a leadership role in all aspects of project design, implementation, and analysis. The fellow will also provide expertise to collaborators, scientists, and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities as necessary.

Pay range: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

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Professor and Department Chair Position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Clemson University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Clemson University invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Chair to begin on July 1, 2016.

The department offers BA and BS degrees in both Sociology and Anthropology and a MS in Applied Sociology. A new undergraduate degree in Justice Studies will be initiated in Fall 2016. The position includes academic and administrative leadership for a department of 14 tenure-track faculty and five lecturers and senior lecturers who serve approximately 200 sociology majors, 40 anthropology majors and 10 graduate students. Faculty represent diverse disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, and social work. Departmental faculty are actively engaged in research and interdisciplinary collaborations across the university. We also actively contribute to the university’s mission to enhance its status as a top R-1 U.S. public research university. Click here for more information.

Assistant Professor in Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services (RPLS) eagerly seeks to fill a tenure track (probationary) position to begin in Fall 2016.

Responsibilities include effectively teaching courses in the department’s core curriculum and the Resource Management emphasis area. Courses may include Introduction to RPLS, Leisure and Ufestyle, Wildlife as a Recreation Resource, Public Land Use Policy, Park Planning and Review of Outdoor Recreation Research. Additional responsibilities include advising students, maintaining and improving expertise in the discipline and in pedagogy, serving on departmental and university committees, contributing to student growth and development, evaluating student performance, and service to university and community. Click here for more information.

Three Tenure-track Positions in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University

The College of Natural Resources at NC State University invites applications from innovative, interdisciplinary scholars for three full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is anticipated to begin on August 16, 2016. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016, but will continue to be received until successful candidates are identified. Click here for more information. 

Assistant Professor – Environmental Policy at Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor – Environmental Policy at Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies. Tenure track, PhD is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the department’s environmental policy and management track of the Environmental Studies B.A., and will contribute to the Geography & Environmental Studies M.A. program. Courses will likely include Environmental Policy, Resource Management, Environmental Land Use Planning, and Sustainable Development. A related research agenda is required. Expertise in urban environmental issues is a plus. Teaching and/or professional experience is highly desirable.

G&ES is a strong and growing department, actively engaged in campus and community issues. NEIU’s Chicago location provides unparalleled networking opportunities with government agencies, environmental NGOs, universities, and the private sector.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research plan, and contact information for three references (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) to with subject “Environmental Policy Position.” Please attach all of your application materials as one PDF file. Priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2016. Appointment begins August 2016. For more information please consult NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (OR NEIU) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS OTHER QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University

A post-doctoral fellowship is available at Arizona State University beginning as early as May 2016, to work with the Decision Center for a Desert City. Our mission is to develop a transdisciplinary network of scientists, students, and stakeholders cooperatively producing transformational solutions to inform evidence-supported strategies for water sustainability transitions for cities in the Colorado River Basin. Click here for more information.