Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

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Sustainable Natural Resources Social Sciences
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Assistant professor, tenure-track, academic-year appointment with responsibilities functionally divided between teaching and research.
Teaching responsibilities: Undergraduate courses in environmental/natural resource policy and human dimensions of natural resources, and a graduate course in area of expertise.
Research responsibilities: Develop a nationally recognized program in social science of sustainable natural resource management. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in more than one natural resource issue, e.g. fisheries, forestry, wildlife, global environmental change or coupled natural human systems. Ability to apply quantitative analytical techniques and interact with colleagues in the development of behavioral models related to natural resources and land-use change is highly desired. Candidates with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative techniques are encouraged to apply. The ability to generate extramural support for funding such a research program is expected.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a social science field with an emphasis on, and demonstrated expertise in, the analysis of the social science of natural resource sustainability. One degree and field experience in natural resource management (e.g. forestry, fisheries, wildlife) is desirable.
Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Purdue University and the College of Agriculture: The successful applicant will be a part of a new Purdue cluster of interdisciplinary hires focused on building "sustainable communities." Purdue's Discovery Park hosts several large interdisciplinary centers on environmental and sustainability issues, and engagement with those university-wide communities is an important priority for this position. Purdue’s strategic plan can be accessed at: The College of Agriculture at Purdue is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (Extension, teaching, and research), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at

Application s: Applications will be accepted through January 3, 2013, or until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcripts; 1-2 sample publications; and formal one-page statements of teaching philosophy and research interest. Three reference letters should be sent under separate cover. Materials may be submitted electronically to Betty Barlow, A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Address applications or inquiries to:
Linda Prokopy
Chair, Sustainable Natural Resources Social Scientist Search Committee
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1200
Telephone: (765) 496-2221
FAX: (765) 496-2422
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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