Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder
focus on Natural Resources Policy and Governance
Boulder, Colorado – The Environmental Studies program invites applicants for a junior-level tenure-track position in Natural Resources Policy and Governance, beginning August 21, 2017. We solicit applicants with expertise in natural resources policy and management, with an emphasis on water, energy, land use or another natural resource focal area. This expertise will complement and build upon our existing capacity in climate and environmental policy.
The governance and management of natural resources is a vastly complex and critical area of interest to our students, from the international scale to the western United States. We welcome applicants who use a range of methods for their research, quantitative and qualitative, and who would be able to contribute to the program’s course offerings in social science research methods. The interdependence of decisions that affect the natural environments, such as how to harness energy and secure mineral resources, develop more sustainable food systems, move and allocate water, manage forests and livelihoods, or preserve endangered species and ecosystems, adds to the complexity of creating and implementing sustainable resource policies in the 21st century.
This position will focus on empirical (quantitative, qualitative, or multi-methods) natural resources policy and governance or management research and practice. Successful candidates will have an active research agenda and experience with externally-funded research, They will also have a program and a track record of integrative and interdisciplinary research. We seek a candidate who will advise and teach in policy analysis, natural resource management, or research methods in policy, as well as policy and governance topics relevant to their own research. We also value relevant professional work experience and experience working with partners, stakeholders and practitioners involved in aspects of engagement in the public sphere. A PhD is required.
The Assistant Professor hired for this position will teach classes in natural resources policy (e.g. water, land use, energy) in the undergraduate, graduate and professional master’s programs. They will have opportunities to forge partnerships with units that have intersecting interests with natural resources policy and governance or management. e.g. Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Communications, Environmental Design, and Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, as well as the Center for the American West and the Law School’s Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. CU Boulder is at the heart of a nexus of science, policy and technology partners on the Colorado Front Range and there will be many opportunities to engage with the professional community.
The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at CU-Boulder is a hub for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration in environment and sustainability. Our primary strength is interdisciplinary research and education on human-environment interactions, in which we explicitly integrate environmental science, policy, and values. ENVS has a large, dynamic and comprehensive undergraduate degree program with over 800 students, and a highly successful graduate program, with 50 PhD and masters students along with 30 professional masters students. We have 16 rostered or co-rostered faculty and many associated faculty from across the campus.
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Applications are accepted electronically at http://ift.tt/1rfjAX6, posting #06792.
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Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange three confidential letters of recommendation.
If you have questions, contact search committee chair Professor Max Boykoff email@example.com