Assistant or Associate Professor (Natural Resources Policy and Management)

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Posting NumberF000960P
Position TitleAssistant or Associate Professor – Natural Resources Policy and Management
Division/CollegeCollege of Natural Resources
DepartmentNatural Resources and Society
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleRegular Faculty
Tenure TrackingTenure Track
RankNegotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term AppointmentNo
Pay Range$80,000 or higher depending on experience
Type of AppointmentAcademic Year
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Internal Posting?
Position SummaryThe position, located within the Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS) is a nine-month, tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Natural Resources Policy with an empirical research portfolio in policy or governance, with an applied focus on policy solutions for managing forests, rangelands, and/or wildlife. The position will work closely with the Policy Analysis Group, which was established by the Idaho Legislature in 1989, and serves as the primary research agency of the State of Idaho on natural resource policy issues. The Group’s work serves to help public agencies “better reach more informed decisions regarding the wise use of Idaho’s forest, range and wildlife resources, including fish, wildlife, timber, water, outdoor recreation, forage and aesthetic values.” This position can use a range of methodological approaches to social science and will also contribute to teaching and advising, and to the University’s land grant mission.  The position will work closely with current faculty and groups in NRS and the College of Natural Resources with expertise in sustainable rural communities, collaborative resource management, or resource governance in Indigenous or historically marginalized communities. 
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.Uncertain


Job Duty FunctionTeaching & Advising
Percentage Of Time45%
Job Duty FunctionScholarship & Creative Activities
Percentage Of Time45%
Job Duty FunctionOutreach & Extension
Percentage Of Time5%
Job Duty FunctionUniversity Service & Leadership
Percentage Of Time5%
Required QualificationsA PhD in an appropriate field by time of hire (e.g., Public Policy, Environmental Studies or Environmental Sciences, Human-Environment Geography, Rural Sociology, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources) Evidence of ability to develop and conduct a program of scholarship in natural resources policy and management Demonstrated interest in teaching effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, including online course deliveryEstablished record of excellence in teaching and mentoring Established record of effectiveness in research and service  Record of successful grant writing Promoted with tenure to the rank of Associate Professor 
Preferred QualificationsInterest in natural resource issues in Idaho and the Western United States Applied research focus on policy solutions for managing forests, rangelands, and/or wildlife  Expertise in sustainable rural communities, collaborative resource management, or resource governance in Indigenous or historically marginalized communities 
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
Degree RequirementListed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
Posting Date11/23/2021
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPriority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by January 8th, 2022. 
Background Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO StatementThe University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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