The Department of Urban and Rural Development at SLU offers a strong social science research environment with its foundations in the research subjects environmental communication, rural development, landscape architecture and agrarian history. We are now seeking to recruit a professor and research leader to the Division of Environmental Communication. Click here for more information.
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced: 04/13/2017
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 70529
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Ecosystem Science and Management
The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in forest resources management. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience, on a 36-week academic year appointment, with 75% Extension and 25% research responsibilities. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with one or more degrees in forest resources management or a related field with a demonstrated interest in working with private forest landowners. Demonstration of research expertise is required in areas such as interaction of human communities and natural resources, and private forest land issues including landowner education, legacy planning, stewardship, wildlife habitat management, forest economics, and forest policy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong nationally recognized Extension program and to collaborate with Extension educators, faculty, and off-campus peers with a robust federally-funded applied research program on forest resource management that supports their extension mission. Effort will include working with volunteers, woodland owners associations, state and federal agencies, private industry, and other partners. The Extension program will use high educational standards including appropriate audience evaluation for program enhancement. The successful candidate will be expected to provide expertise and leadership as an active member of the Extension Renewable Natural Resource Unit, and to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of the “Atlas Platform” (http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas). The candidate’s research program must address issues relevant to private forest stakeholders, and engage graduate students. Candidates may contribute to instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance the Department’s existing curricula. The position will include other faculty-related activities of service to the department, college and university. A doctoral degree is required at time of appointment. Postdoctoral or academic experience and successful extramural grant writing experience are desired. The ability to communicate effectively, to provide leadership, to contribute to the land-grant mission of the University, and to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders is essential. Applications received by May 15, 2015 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references. Questions can be directed to: Margot W. Kaye, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology at email@example.com.
Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in rural sociology with a 65% research and 35% teaching responsibility and with the possibility of a joint-appointment in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to gender and agriculture. Research topics may focus on women and farming, gender and environmental sustainability, international development, gender and food security, gender and agricultural policies or related topics. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to collaborate on outreach programs for women farmers. Teaching expectations will be three courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on topics such as gender and agriculture, sociology of agriculture, gender and environment, global feminisms, and international development at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology and the dual-title Rural Sociology graduate programs with Women’s Studies, International Agriculture and Development, Demography, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, women’s and gender studies, or related social science field. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and community is required. Although the person in this position will not have a formal extension appointment, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated success or potential for collaboration on outreach programs for women farmers domestically and/or internationally. SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to: Prof. Leif Jensen, Department of AESE, The Pennsylvania State University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin on April 3, 2017, and remain until a suitable candidate is identified.
Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/958927
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Dr. Rissman at University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications for a PhD student to examine the social and ecological outcomes of private land conservation.
Rissman’s interdisciplinary research investigates the relationships between society and the environment in ecosystem management, conservation, and sustainable use. Her research group examines natural resource policy design, implementation, and evaluation; 2) ecological outcomes of resource policy and conservation strategies; and 3) social and legal adaptation to environmental change. Mixed quantitative and qualitative methods include spatial analysis, surveys, and interviews.
Private land conservation: social and ecological outcomes
The public has invested heavily in private land conservation, including conservation easements, in the US and internationally, but their land use outcomes have not been well examined. This project will design and implement a longitudinal study of private land conservation to examine policy terms, social relations, and their impact on land use outcomes. The PhD student will work in collaboration with colleagues in economics and remote sensing, and conservationists in government and nonprofit land trusts. This project has the potential to make important contributions to conservation policy and the social dimensions of conservation. Geographic regions will include Wisconsin and other locations to be determined.
University, Department, Lab:
The University of Wisconsin –Madison is one of the major research universities in the United States (www.wisc.edu). It ranks 2nd in research expenditures among all U.S. universities and first among public universities. Total student enrollment is 41,500, out of which 8,800 are graduate students. Employees include 2,000 faculty. UW-Madison has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing science. This project will be housed with the Rissman group (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/rissman/) in the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology (http://www.fwe.wisc.edu). Students would also have the option to engage with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Madison, Wisconsin consistently ranks as one of the best places in the United States to live, work, and study. It is Wisconsin’s capital city, with a friendly, vibrant population of approximately 200,000 who enjoy Madison’s lakes, bike paths, music, art, and food. For more information on campus and town see http://www.wisc.edu/about/facts/
A BS degree in environmental studies, science studies, geography, political science, sociology, public policy and administration, natural resources, forestry, wildlife ecology, or other related disciplines is required. Experience with social science research and/or policy is preferred. Work experience in conservation agencies or nonprofit organizations also desired. Good English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team, are essential.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and review will continue until candidates are chosen. Applications received before February 24, 2017 are guaranteed consideration; application review likely to be ongoing after that date. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. The position to open to both US citizen and international candidates. If you have questions before applying, please email Adena Rissman (email@example.com).
Interested applicants are asked to e-mail the documents listed below to Adena Rissman (firstname.lastname@example.org) (in ONE PDF file please).
– Our departmental graduate application cover sheet (http://go.wisc.edu/2k7lql)
– Letter outlining research interests, academic and professional backgrounds
– Resume or CV
– Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this point)
– GRE scores if available
– Reprints of publications if available
– Names and contact addresses of three references
Dr. Adena Rissman
Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Check out my recent work: Where are ecology and biodiversity in social-ecological systems research? A review of research methods and applied recommendations in Conservation Letters
The Department of HDNR, in conjunction with the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with an expertise in environmental communication and instruction. The successful applicant will work closely with HDNR faculty as well as faculty in other departments in WCNR to develop a new college-wide curricular emphasis in natural resource communication and provide course instruction related to that strategy. Sections of this course would be relevant to students across WCNR Departments including Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; and Geosciences. Finally, the successful applicant will have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and objectives. Click here for more information.
Call for Papers on Migration & Environment for a Special Organized Session at the Rural Sociology Society Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH — July 27-30, 2017. Click here for more information.
University of Idaho
Faculty – Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Division/College: College of Natural Resources
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $65,000 -$75,000
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS ) at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic year (nine-month), tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in human dimensions of natural resources. We seek team players with expertise in applying theories, concepts and methods from the social and behavioral sciences to the study of natural resource conservation issues and policies. The area of specialty is open, but we seek candidates with research expertise in applied psychology, sociology or related fields who investigate human interactions with natural resources and the environment. That focus should include the role of human behaviors, attitudes, and social norms as they apply to evolving practices of natural resource management. This appointment will include responsibilities for teaching/advising (40%), research (50%) and outreach/service (10%). The position is located on the main University campus in Moscow, Idaho with the expectation of collaboration with partners throughout the region, the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus, and with other faculty at the University of Idaho.
1) hold a Ph.D. in a social science discipline or an interdisciplinary natural resource degree that includes formal training in applied social science methods
2) demonstrate experience publishing social science research related to natural resource management in refereed journals
3) demonstrate a capacity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses using innovative teaching approaches
4) demonstrate potential to develop a nationally recognized research program, including the capacity to obtain external grants
5) demonstrate oral and written communication skills relevant to scientific and land management audiences
6) demonstrate strong analytical skills
7) demonstrate and potential to mentor graduate students.
Applicants should have:
1) the ability to build teams and collaborate across diverse disciplines
2) demonstrated success publishing in refereed scientific journals
3) experience with statistical analysis and interpretation of data
4) demonstrated skill applying psychological or social theory to natural resource related issues
5) experience conducting integrated research and outreach with diverse stakeholder groups
6) demonstrated ability to secure external grant funding for research
7) ability to develop and maintain cross-campus collaborations and partnerships
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: F000516P
Posting Date: 12/05/2016
Closing Date: 1/22/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Review of applications will begin January 22, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified with a prospective starting date of August 2017.
Candidates must submit a 1) letter of application describing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of teaching philosophy including experience and effectiveness 4) statement of research interests; and 5) contact information for three references.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/928854
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE; http://snre.arizona.edu/) at the University of Arizona (UA) (http://www.arizona.edu/) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure eligible position on coupled human-natural systems, environmental governance, and decisionmaking. Societies are facing unprecedented environmental challenges to their well-being due to myriad anthropogenic effects on ecosystems including the loss of biodiversity; climate change; over-exploitation of water, wildlife, and other natural resources; invasive species; and habitat fragmentation. Click here for more information.
Assistant Professor, Integrated Water Resources
University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Idaho
College: College of Natural Resources
Department: Natural Resources and Society
Rank: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Permanent, Tenure-Track
Pay Range: $65,000-$72,000 (9-month salary)
Type of Appointment: Academic Year, Full Time
The Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS), College of Natural Resources (CNR), in collaboration with the University-wide Water Resources Program at the University of Idaho, invite applications for an academic-year (nine-month), tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources. This is a broadly conceived position; we seek team players with strong expertise in studying water resources within the interdisciplinary context of social-ecological system theory. The successful candidate will 1) lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research in hydro-social systems (50%), 2) teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the NRS, CNR, and Water Resources Programs (40%), and 3) provide professional outreach and service (10%). The position is located on the main University campus in Moscow, Idaho with the expectation of collaboration with faculty and other partners throughout the region/nation, the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus, and other campuses of the University of Idaho.
Scholarship and Creative Activities –
We seek an outstanding new colleague to develop an externally funded research program in water resources. The specific area of expertise is open, but candidates’ research must include understanding of both social and biophysical aspects of water resources. Preferred candidates will have interdisciplinary training in the biophysical and hydro-social aspects of water, a promising record of scholarly achievement, and an interest in applied research in non-academic settings. The incumbent will develop new research directions and work in an inter- or trans-disciplinary setting that complements other social science and biophysical faculty, Tribal and natural resource agency planners and managers, non-profit organizations, and industries.
Teaching and Advising –
The successful applicant must be committed to teaching 2-3 excellent and engaging courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate level. Undergraduate courses will be relevant to the interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees of the Department, while graduate courses should be relevant to students enrolled in the CNR and University-wide Water Resources graduate programs. The incumbent will be responsible for mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students in the department.
Outreach and Service –
The incumbent will contribute expertise to collaborators, scientists and other stakeholders by working with federal, state and local agencies, Tribes, NGO’s and rural communities. We seek a team player who will contribute to faculty governance in the department, college and university, and serve an active role in professional societies relevant to their expertise.
Minimum Qualifications –
Applicants must 1) hold a PhD at the time of starting the position; 2) Possess disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise and training in water resources, with specific focus on the interface between biophysical and social sciences; 3) Have experience publishing in leading scientific journals; 4) Demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses using effective teaching approaches; 5) Demonstrate the potential to develop a nationally recognized research program, including the capacity to attain external grants, and 6) demonstrate oral and written communication skills relevant to scientific and land management audiences.
Preferred Qualifications –
Applicants should have 1) the ability to build teams and collaborate across diverse disciplines; 2) Experience engaging with diverse stakeholder groups; 3) A demonstrated ability to secure external funding; and 4) Experience conducting research on complex water challenges.
Review of applications will begin January 22, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified with a prospective starting date of August 2017.
To apply visit http://apptrkr.com/929998. Candidates must submit a 1) letter of application describing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching philosophy including experience and effectiveness; 4) statement of research interests; and 5) at least references with affiliation and contact information: 6) provide up to three papers that provide examples of scholarly achievements. Also required is a research statement emphasizing past research experience and future research interest and plans, and approaches taken to the integration of research with outreach and engagement. We also require teaching statements emphasizing teaching philosophy and experience.
For more information contact:
Steven Daley-Laursen, co-Chair
Integrated Water Sciences Faculty Search
Department of Natural Resources and Society
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844
The University of Idaho is the land grant institution of Idaho, with main campus located in the beautiful Palouse region of northern Idaho. The College of Natural Resources houses three departments (Natural Resources and Society; Fish and Wildlife Sciences; Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences) 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 700 undergraduate majors and over 250 graduate students, and operates the McCall Field Campus (home to the internationally award-winning McCall Outdoor Science School) and the Taylor Ranch Wilderness Research Station in the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, providing unique academic opportunities for students and faculty. NRS faculty are housed in Moscow, McCall, and Coeur d’Alene, providing excellent opportunities for developing coordinated academic programming.
Established in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution, with a mission of delivering natural resources programs in Idaho. The main campus is located on the beautiful Palouse in the vibrant university community of Moscow, alive with social, cultural, and year-round outdoor activities. Moscow has also been rated as one of the “Best 100 Small Art Towns in America.” University branch campuses are located in Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls. The College also houses outstanding field stations at the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and McCall, ID, home of the award winning McCall Outdoor Science School, thousands of acres of experimental forest, and is known for its engaged field studies and outreach programs. In 2015, the College of Natural Resources was ranked in the top 10 of Natural Resource Schools by USA Today.
The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
The Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS) at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic year (nine-month), tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in human dimensions of natural resources. We seek team players with expertise in applying theories, concepts and methods from the social and behavioral sciences to the study of natural resource conservation issues and policies. The area of specialty is open, but we seek candidates with research expertise in applied psychology, sociology or related fields who investigate human interactions with natural resources and the environment. That focus should include the role of human behaviors, attitudes, and social norms as they apply to evolving practices of natural resource management. This appointment will include responsibilities for teaching/advising (40%), research (50%) and outreach/service (10%). Click here for more information.