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

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 services.Key

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.


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 fundingPreferred

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 levels
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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