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Faculty - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

University of Idaho

Moscow ,  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.

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EEO Statement

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


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