[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Professor- Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Apr 6 08:38:58 MDT 2015


*Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services (1779)
**Posting Number: req125
9 Month Full-Time
College of Arts and Letters
Pocatello - Main*




*Primary Purpose*

  Idaho State University seeks a Research Faculty member to help lead 
cross-disciplinary investigations of social-ecological systems, 
including study of how ecosystem services such as resource production, 
regulatory services or cultural services are influenced by societal 
drivers and multiple environmental stressors such as changing climate, 
land use, water resources, vegetation, fire regimes, and disease 
vectors.  This person would complement existing ISU strengths in 
ecological, social, and human health sciences, and will successfully 
connect these disciplines to inform sustainable management of ecosystem 

*Key Responsibilities*

Duties include 1) establish and maintain a research program 
characterized by significant external funding and peer-reviewed papers; 
2) research supervision and undergraduate/graduate course instruction; 
and 3) relevant professional service activities.  Initial collaboration 
is expected in meeting the science and education goals of Idaho’s 
NSF-EPSCoR funded “MILES” (Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem 
Services, see http://idahoepscor.org/) program, leading to a national 
reputation for excellence in social-ecological systems research.

*Minimum Qualifications*

PhD in a social sciences discipline with a degree or research emphasis 
on environmental issues.  Potential (Assistant Professor) or 
demonstrated ability (Associate/Full Professor) to attract significant 
external funding

*Preferred Qualifications*

Demonstrated record of publications and funding in social-ecological 
systems research
Successful candidate may derive from a wide range of fields with diverse 
skillsets; areas of particular interest and that represent needed 
expertise include political economies, economic or environmental 
sociology, geography, public policy or environmental studies.
Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Skills with: geospatial data and approaches tools, quantitative or mixed 
methods, big data exploration and analysis, visualization techniques, or 
modeling with social science data.
Demonstrated record of professional service at national or international 
University teaching experience.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
*Cover letter, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, CV, and Contact 
information for 3 professional references Priority consideration will be 
given to applications received by March 15, 2015. However, the position 
will remain open until filled.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a 
competitive benefits package.
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