Assistant/Associate Professor of Community Development & Food Systems at The Ohio State University

The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is looking to fill a tenure track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a candidate using a systems approach to develop a community-based applied research program focusing on community development processes and policies to achieve sustainable and healthy food systems. Potential research areas of focus could include, but are not limited to local policy processes, business and economic development, nongovernmental organizational behavior, consumer behavior, local and regional production and distribution systems, and land-use planning. Expectation for effort will be 70% outreach and/or formal classroom teaching and 30% research. The successful candidate will be fully integrated SENR, with a joint appointment in the Department of Extension, and will be based at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. Scholars who are able to work collaboratively with teams of social and natural scientists and to address matters of justice and equity and/or environmental sustainability are encouraged to apply. Scholars experienced with either qualitative or quantitative approaches will be considered. Instructional experience with service learning techniques related to food, health or sustainability or that use the campus or community as an instructional laboratory is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to actively support OSU Extension and to pursue applied research and outreach education opportunities in partnership with state and field extension specialists. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and expertise in a social science discipline that aligns with the School’s existing graduate specializations. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research, outreach education and teaching, or evidence of potential, is required. Preferred qualifications include experience integrating research, teaching and outreach programs; experience developing or working with interdisciplinary research teams; familiarity with land grant extension systems; experience in mentoring students, including students from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups, and experience with outreach and community programs, particularly with underserved populations. To apply, please send a 1) CV, 2) statements of research interests (two pages), 3) outreach/extension philosophy (two pages), and 4) a letter of interest summarizing your qualifications, areas of expertise, and career goals. The letter of interest should describe your alignment with our desired qualifications and a summary of experience with diversity in educational and community settings and/or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. In addition, please provide contact information for three qualified references. Application materials should be sent in a single PDF file as an email attachment to If you have questions, please contact Douglas Jackson-Smith ( or Kristi Lekies ( Initial consideration will be given to applications received by November 28, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. See the full job posting at

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

University of Idaho

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $50,000 -$55,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Participate/Lead in the design, implementation, and direction of ongoing and future social science research on public lands management, travel management, and visitor use. Contribute to recruitment and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students engaged in related projects. Coordinate project management with supervisory NRS faculty and agency officials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D. in Social Science related to natural resource management or closely related field.

Research Experience: Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills applied to natural resource related research.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

Experience publishing research in relevant referred/reviewed outlets

Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group

Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and experience related to public lands management, government finance and/or natural resource policy analysis research

Experience with recreation travel management planning

Experience with public involvement planning and analysis.

Familiarity with ArcGIS and spatial analysis

Experience competing for external funding

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong data management and project management skills

Experience in statistical analysis and interpretation of data.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001138P

Posting Date: 09/30/2016

Closing Date: 10/15/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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Energy Conservation PhD Research Assistantships at Michigan Technological University

Drs. Chelsea Schelly and Kathleen Halvorsen seek motivated applicants for two fully funded three-year research assistantship positions available for students pursuing a PhD in Environmental and Energy Policy at Michigan Technological University (MTU).

Students will be involved in a National Science Foundation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water (NSF INFEWS) funded interdisciplinary research project. The project focuses on understanding and seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through conservation of household-scale food, energy, and water. It involves multiple social science research methods and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the United States and the Netherlands in social, natural, and engineering sciences. Click here for more information.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (HDNRM) – (2 positions) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-Stevens Point) College of Natural Resources (CNR) is seeking two full-time (9-month), tenure track faculty who will have 100% teaching appointments in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (HDNRM) Discipline. The successful applicants will teach up to 12 credit hours each semester during the academic year. We are seeking applicants to teach courses that focus on civic engagement, heritage interpretation, and public participation in natural resource management. The primary courses will be Natural Resources and Public Relations, Integrated Resource Management, team-taught introductory courses, and other opportunities as the needs of the discipline and interests of the candidate would allow. Click here for more information.

Faculty Research Associate in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon

We are looking to fill a funding-contingent, non-tenure track faculty position to participate in a wide variety of natural resource social science research. This position will involve conducting primarily quantitative social science research to support national forest management, community-based forestry, and sustainable rural development in the American West. In the first year, the successful candidate will work on a set of related projects that focus on developing and implementing new measures and techniques for understanding the social and economic impacts of federal forest and watershed restoration on rural communities. To date, we have used a variety of approaches ranging from economic impact analysis to spatial integration of social and ecological data. Building upon our past efforts, our goal is to create tools that can incorporated in to environmental impact analysis, multi-party monitoring, and performance management to support integrated restoration and collaborative engagement in public lands management. Click here for more information.

Assistant Professor in Environmental/Energy Justice, Tenure-Track in the Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in environmental and/or energy justice. Candidates with strengths in policy analysis and/or spatial methodologies are especially encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Post-Doctoral Position in Bioenergy Development and Sustainability at Michigan Technological University / NSF PIRE Supported

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a one-and-a-half year Post–Doctoral Fellowship, beginning on or about January 1, 2017, focused on the socioecological impacts of sustainable bioenergy development across the Americas. The position is funded through the ongoing National Science Foundation Partnerships in International Research and Education (NSF PIRE) grant Sustainability, Ecosystem Services, and Forest-related Bioenergy Development across the Americas. The five year PIRE grant is structured on an interdisciplinary framework that brings together an international team of social, natural, and engineering scientists to examine the socioecological impacts of forest-related bioenergy projects across the Americas and uses policy and sustainability metrics analysis to recommend strategies for increasing bioenergy benefits and minimizing negative impacts. Click here for more information.

Mid-Career Bullard Fellowships in Forest Research at Harvard


Annually Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences and the arts to promote advanced study or the integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The program seeks to allow mid-career individuals to develop their own scientific and professional growth by utilizing the resources and interacting with personnel in any department within Harvard University. In recent years Bullard Fellows have been associated with the Harvard Forest, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the J. F. Kennedy School of Government and have worked in areas of ecology, forest management, policy and conservation. Stipends up to $60,000, are available for periods ranging from six months to one year and are not intended for travel, graduate students, or recent post-doctoral candidates. Applications from international scientists, women, and minorities are encouraged. Additional information is available on the Harvard Forest web site ( Annual deadline for applications is February 1st.