Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Faculty – Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $65,000 -$75,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Special Instructions:

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

EEO Statement

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

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Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources at the University of Idaho

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

Position Summary:
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Qualifications:
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.

Instructions:
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
stevendl@uidaho.edu
(208) 885-6113

EEO Statement
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.

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