Category Archives: Job Postings

Position Announcement: Assistant to the Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

POSITION: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Assistant to the Director. We will hire a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills and a solutions-oriented attitude. The institute is an interdisciplinary research center, where more than 50 faculty, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant to the Director will assist in the day-to-day administrative functions of the institute. The successful candidate for this position will provide business and administrative support for the Gund Institute’s academic and research activities, which includes administrative, operational and financial tasks. They are responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of the Gund Institute and other faculty, staff and students based in the Johnson House. Duties include: scheduling, travel arrangements, financial process support, arranging and staffing meetings, coordinating recruitment processes, maintaining databases, ensuring proper functioning of the Johnson House, communication support for on-line calendars and the Gund website and associated informational venues, and other projects as assigned.  The Assistant is responsible for ensuring positive and effective relationships within and outside of UVM. For a full list of responsibilities please see the job description on UVM’s jobsite (position number 017282).
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an associate’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Three years of prior administrative experience is required. Applicants should possess basic program administrative and financial support skills, effective problem solving, organizational and communication skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. The position requires initiative in problem solving, excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task. Must have a positive, helpful and solutions-orientated attitude.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 2-3 professional references to www.uvmjobs.com. The job position number is (017282). Inquiries may be made to Deidre Zoll. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their service.  Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal.
SETTING: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Gund Institute is administered by UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

 

Research fellow: James Hutton Institute and University of St. Andrews

Announcing a shared research fellow position in environmental and natural resource economics between the James Hutton Institute and the University of St Andrews. The post would suit someone who has recently completed their Ph.D. and who has already started publishing in environmental and resource economics. Applications are being accepted until February 12, 2016. The links to the position are here:

Research Fellow: Natural Resource/Environmental/Ecological Economics (JHI-04-16) at The James Hutton Institute

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Department Chair, Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University

POSITION The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES Providing visionary leadership to the department, including advocacy for the department at all levels, guiding curricular development and department initiatives, supporting faculty and student achievement, providing academic leadership and support for sustainability efforts in the college and university, and assisting with the development of a new graduate degree, as well as managerial supervision, including developing and managing the departmental budget and resources and providing oversight of a diversified teaching and research farm. Additional information about the duties of Department Chairs is provided in section 2.8 of the Appalachian State Faculty Handbook: http://facultyhandbook.appstate.edu/.

THE DEPARTMENT The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at www.sd.appstate.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life, and breathtaking location. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. The University’s mission is to prepare students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.” Appalachian State is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

APPLICATION Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <westermanjh@appstate.edu>.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <westermanjh@appstate.edu>. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Community Engagement, Michigan State University

The Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental studies and community engagement at the assistant professor level, with a 60% research, 40% teaching appointment. We seek a colleague who will bring the scholarship of sustainability and community engagement to bear on critical environmental and natural resource issues challenging communities across Michigan, the U.S., and the world. Please see the position description for additional information about the duties of the position, the desired qualifications, and the application process. (Attached here: MSU Asst Prof – Envr Studies & Community Engagement)

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants MUST apply online on the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) website www.hr.msu.edu/hiring/msujobs.htm, referencing posting #2158. Applications must include the following: 1) a cover letter that includes the applicant’s perceived fit with the department; 2) a statement focusing on research experience and interests including methodological approaches; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) contact information for three or more references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Dr. John Kerr via email or to set up a phone conversation at jkerr@msu.edu. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tenure Track Position at Virginia Tech: Human Dimensions of Fish & Wildlife Conservation

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the area of human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation, defined broadly as work at the interface of social and ecological systems. Candidates from various academic backgrounds will be considered, but all will be expected to focus on interdisciplinary research related to fish and wildlife conservation and include a social science component.

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). Development of an independent, externally funded research program that supports graduate students and engages undergraduate students is expected. The successful individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, with an average teaching load of 1.5 to 2 courses per year, one of which will be an undergraduate course for majors in the human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation. Participation in departmental, college, and university affairs is expected, as is an interest to engage collaboratively with faculty both within and outside the department.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant also should prepare a 3-page (maximum) written statement that reflects the individual’s philosophy of how he/she will integrate teaching, research, outreach, and diversity/inclusion. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at www.jobs.vt.edu, referring to posting No.TR0150138. Review of candidate files will begin on October 26, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

More information on the position can be found at www.fishwild.vt.edu. Nominations and Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Parkhurst, Chair, Search Committee: Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-9283 or email jparkhur@vt.edu.

Ecological Design Faculty Opening at University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor – Ecological Design of Sustainable Systems. The position will support teaching and research focused on ecological design, innovation, and technology to integrate human and biophysical processes for sustainable social-ecological systems. More information can be found at:

http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/files/dean/Searches/EcoDesPDDec2014.pdf

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the appointment will begin fall semester 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to www.uvmjobs.com. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Clare Ginger, Chair, Ecological Design for Sustainable Systems Search Committee, at cginger@uvm.edu.

University of Vermont, Co-Director and Faculty Position in Leadership for Sustainability

Co-director, Leadership for Sustainability M.S. Concentration
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) is launching a new distance learning Master’s program designed for emerging leaders who are committed to deepening their capacity to catalyze change and transcend boundaries. This Master’s of Science concentration in Leadership for Sustainability (MSLS) will offer intensive residential short courses and online learning experiences delivered in a two-year, 30-credit program. The program features a network of distinguished professional affiliates and visionary thought leaders from around the world who will partner with UVM’s faculty to offer mentorship and an applied curriculum that integrates academic inquiry with professional leadership skills. This program will cultivate leadership practices inspired by the organizing principles of healthy living systems and grounded in a critical inquiry of the patterns of power and privilege that underlie traditional leadership structures. Students in the MSLS concentration will choose one of two specialized tracks in either Ecological Economics or Ecological Leadership (see more http://learn.uvm.edu/programs/m-s-leadership-sustainability/).

RSENR invites applications for a Co-director of this newly developed program, with specific responsibilities and oversight of the Ecological Economics track. This 12-month, non-tenure track, teaching faculty position will carry the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the implementation and delivery of this track, which will include teaching core classes, building a network of online contributing affiliates, and developing organizational partnerships. The successful candidate will also offer at least one residential course each year in the campus-wide Environmental Studies program complementing their area of expertise.

We seek an individual who can bridge the gap between academic theory and professional engagement. A successful candidate will have demonstrated interdisciplinary expertise and scholarship in sustainability, leadership, environmental studies, social justice, organizational learning, education for sustainability, or related natural and social sciences. We seek candidates with experience developing innovative and engaged learning environments that can support emerging leaders to increase their capacity to catalyze change and transcend boundaries.

This is one of five positions that the Rubenstein School is searching for in Spring 2014, with an overall goal of enhancing research, teaching, and service that focuses on sustainability in the context of global and domestic environmental equity. Candidates with a demonstrated record of activity addressing cultural, ethnic, race, gender and/or socio-economic class as a part of shaping a sustainable society are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach MSLS core courses and teach or coordinate Ecological Economics Track requirement courses
  • Advise graduate students
  • Facilitate a cohesive student cohort experience
  • Provide leadership in student recruitment and development of partnerships with sponsoring organizations and professional affiliates
  • Conduct programmatic assessment
  • Contribute to RSENR academic community through undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and outreach
  • Conduct professionally-engaged scholarship

Qualifications

  • Commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and intercultural competence in educational and research experiences;
  • Doctoral degree in Leadership, Sustainability, Ecological Economics, or a related applied field;
  • Academic and applied professional experience with leadership, ecological economics, ecological/systems thinking, and/or sustainability;
  • Record of scholarly activities that would qualify for membership in UVM’s Graduate College (see criteria here: http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/pdf/apptgradfaculty.pdf);
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication, facilitation, and teaching skills;
  • Experience providing interdisciplinary student mentoring/advising and facilitation of community-based learning experiences;
  • Willingness to participate in creative and innovative academic and professional projects/endeavors;
  • Evidence of cross-sector collaboration, and applied professional experience;
  • Experience managing complex partnerships and projects;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in innovative online pedagogical methodologies;
  • Strong professional network among the fields of sustainability leadership/ecological economics

To Apply

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement on their philosophy of education, a sample agenda/syllabus of a workshop/class developed and delivered by the applicant, and names and contact information of three references to http://www.uvmjobs.com. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Matthew Kolan, Chair, MSLS Co-director Search Committee, at mkolan@uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont

The University of Vermont has earned a national reputation for the strength of its faculty and interdisciplinary offerings in sustainability studies. UVM’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics is a hub for transdisciplinary scholarship, comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people with healthy ecological systems. RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

University of Vermont, Environmental Studies Faculty Positions and Program Director

University of Vermont
Sustainability Studies and Global Environmental Equity faculty positions
and Environmental Program Director

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite applications to fill three tenure-track positions within a broad theme of sustainability studies and global environmental equity. The positions are expected to complement existing faculty strengths in three areas of expertise:

  1. Sustainability policy and/or behavior with a focus on energy, climate, transportation, food or interrelated arenas;
  2. Sustainability values, community/social aspects of resilience, health, and well-being; and
  3. Sustainability education and communication

We especially seek candidates who think across disciplinary boundaries, using theoretical, applied, and/or community-based approaches to address environmental challenges where sustainability is the goal. A high priority is scholarly work with commitment to social and environmental justice and their relation to equity, power, and privilege. Successful candidates will demonstrate interdisciplinary research of the highest quality and the capacity to seek extramural funds to support their scholarship. We seek colleagues with innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century and a commitment to teaching in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Studies program as well as the RSENR graduate program. Candidates will demonstrate the capacity to develop a highly productive graduate research program for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources.

As part of this cluster hire, we are also seeking applications from senior scholar-teachers with administrative experience and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship for the position of Environmental Program Director, to be hired at the associate or full professor rank. The Director provides internal program leadership as well as external leadership in relation to campus-wide undergraduate environmental education, with oversight for program staff, curriculum initiatives, cross-campus coordination, and the UVM Natural Areas. Environmental Studies, a campus-wide major shared by two colleges in addition to the Rubenstein School, is the second largest major at UVM, with over 500 majors and minors pursuing a wide range of interests. The faculty includes eight tenure-track members with appointments of 25-100% teaching in the Program and three full-time lecturers. In this period of continued growth for our nationally acclaimed program, we seek a Director who can provide inspired vision and collaborative leadership to support high quality learning opportunities and student engagement. The Director reports to the Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR).

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people and healthy ecological systems. RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate by the time of appointment, and teaching experience is preferred. Of these positions, one will be hired at the assistant professor level, one at the assistant or associate professor level, and one at the associate or full professor level to serve as Director of the Environmental Program. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a strong record of scholarly achievement, external funding, and publications; 2) experience with university-level teaching, high impact experiential learning pedagogies, academic advising, research and internship mentoring, and curriculum innovation; 3) experience working across disciplines and diverse perspectives; and 4) strong communication and collaboration skills.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Rubenstein School and the Environmental Program are committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcome applications from underrepresented gender, ethnic, racial and cultural groups as well as veterans and people with disabilities. UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are encouraged to address how they will further this goal in their application materials.

How to apply
The search committee will give Initial consideration to applications received by January 5, 2015, but applications will be considered until there is a sufficiently diverse pool. Candidates applying specifically for the Program Director position should highlight their qualifications in a supplementary letter of intent. These are university-year appointments expected to begin on August 24, 2015, with the Program Director position beginning on July 1 if possible. Application materials for each of the three positions should be uploaded to http://www.uvmjobs.com under posting #F099PO (titled Assistant Professor) and include the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement (2 pages maximum) on scholarship and teaching experience, including impact of work and how these efforts can be successfully integrated (for those applying for Program Director, please also include administrative experience in this statement)

Note: References will be contacted immediately by UVM for letters upon submission of application.

For further information, see the Rubenstein School and Environmental Program websites or contact co-chairs, Stephanie.Kaza@uvm.edu and Ernesto.Mendez@uvm.edu.

University of Idaho Director of Policy Analysis Group

The College of Natural Resources (www.cnr.uidaho.edu), University of Idaho, invites applications for a full time, 12 month tenure track position as Associate/Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Management, and Director of the Policy Analysis Group. The position will be a part of the Conservation Social Sciences department and will report directly to the Dean of the College of Natural resources. This program was established by the Idaho Legislature in 1989, and serves as the primary research agency of the State of Idaho on natural resources issues. We seek a faculty member to join and help shape our interdisciplinary department of social scientists, and engage in research and teaching on how social and biophysical sciences interact to influence the management of natural resources in Idaho and the region. It is the only position in state government that provides services to the legislature and the state’s natural resource management agencies. The director oversees PAG operations and conducts policy analysis research on natural resource management and land-use policy issues important to the citizens of Idaho.

For the full position listing, please visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/6516

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/536767

University of Idaho Assistant/Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics

The University of Idaho, Moscow College of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences. This tenure track position is a full-time academic year permanent appointment in the pay range of $68,000-73,000.

Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in natural resource economics at the time of starting the position; ability to compete for external funding; ability to publish research in refereed journals; and demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Demonstrated success in applying social science to natural resource economics and management, experience in working across diverse disciplines; strong analytical skills; potential to advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses effectively; experience and education in an area such as natural resource economics or other social or policy science related field; skill in verbal and written communication; demonstrated success in publishing in refereed journals; experience in statistical analysis and interpretation of data.

For the full job description and to submit an application, visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/6244