[ECOLOG-L] JOB: Assistant Professor; Ecosystem Services, Clemson Baruch Institute

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson
University is seeking applications for a 12-month tenure-track
(research and extension) position in Ecosystem Services at the
Assistant Professor level. Potential candidates should demonstrate
interests related to quantifying environmental and resource economics
that include but are not limited to water resources, water quality,
land use, forestry, climate change, and integrated natural science and
economic modeling. The incumbent will enhance Clemson’s Cooperative
Extension Service mission by developing metrics to quantify ecosystem
services in South Carolina, as well as to develop an economic basis to
relate scientific advances in natural resource management among the
various disciplines that exist within the Clemson Cooperative
Extension Service. The incumbent will be stationed at Clemson
University’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
(http://ift.tt/1vpp5C5), located in Georgetown,
SC, but will work with research and extension personnel across the
state. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation is
attentive to, and supportive of candidates that can contribute
substantively to contemporary issues of race, ethnicity and gender in
their work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally
funded research program emphasizing the development and/or application
of quantitative methods and analytical tools to value ecosystem
services at various spatial scales and to determine how this
quantification can inform natural resource management decisions.
Possible focal areas include but are not limited to assessing
ecosystem costs associated with natural and anthropogenic disturbances
to the landscape, impacts of climate and land use changes to the
state’s resource economy, and quantifying ecosystem resilience of
natural and anthropogenic water management systems. Abundant
opportunities exist for collaborative research that aligns
strategically with existing departmental strengths. The faculty member
would collaborate with researchers at Clemson’s Baruch Institute and
other Research and Education Centers as well as campus faculty who
conduct research and extension activities related to natural resources
management.

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in Environmental, Ecological, Planning, or Natural Resource
Economics, Quantitative (Agro-) Ecology, or closely related
discipline. Undergraduate or graduate training in the field of natural
resources is desired, but not mandatory. Extension and/or teaching
experience; the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded
research program; and a commitment to extension, research, and
teaching are required. A strong publication record and post-doctoral
or professional experience are desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To ensure full consideration applications should
be submitted by April 6, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as
received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview in May
2015, or until the position is filled.

CONTACTS: For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Anand
Jayakaran (ajayaka@clemson.edu). For questions regarding the
application materials and process, please contact Ms. Jennifer Hooper
(jthoope@clemson.edu).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please email a single PDF file
(lastname_ecosystem_services.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest
with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact
information for 3 references; (3) a one-page outreach or extension
philosophy that includes how the candidate might contribute
substantively to issues of race, ethnicity and gender in their work;
(4) a two-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from the
PhD degree-granting institution; and (6) a Curriculum Vitae to:

Ms. Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634
Email: jthoope@clemson.edu

More info can be found here:
http://ift.tt/17qEZXK

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