Ecological Economist, Center for the Environment

Ecological Economist, Center for the Environment (Rank of Assistant Professor)

Plymouth State University seeks an integrative environmental analyst with expertise in the economics of and policy related to ecosystem services for its Center for the Environment (CFE) with a joint appointment in Environmental Science and Policy. Primary duties include, but are not limited to conducting research related to a five-year NSF funded initiative on the interactions among climate, land use, ecosystem services, and society; developing a research program that complements existing strengths in CFE; teaching relevant courses in the MS program in environmental science and policy; mentoring and advising graduate students; and contributing to CFE through service and collaboration. This is a new, tenure-track position to begin in the fall of 2012.

The successful candidate will spend approximately half time engaging with a team of researchers across New Hampshire colleges and universities (including Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire) on the major NSF research project. The particular focus for this position will be on watershed ecosystem services.

This will provide a unique opportunity for building research capacity at PSU and in New Hampshire around climate, land use, and ecosystem services.

CFE facilitates interdisciplinary environmental research, education, and public engagement in the northern New England region. CFE engages in research and education in support of graduate student research and in meeting the needs of regional partners, such as the White Mountain National Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Squam Lakes Association, NH Department of Environmental Services, and other environmental organizations. The PSU campus and the surrounding Lakes and White Mountains regions provide excellent facilities and an outstanding natural research laboratory. For more information, see

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. as of September 1, 2012 in a relevant disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, such economics, environmental studies, ecology, geography, or a related field with demonstrated expertise in the analysis of aquatic ecosystem services.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Graduate teaching experience.

Application: To receive full consideration for this position, apply online at Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of research interests and examples of broader impacts of research conducted,
  • Teaching philosophy,
  • Contact information for three current professional references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.

Benefits & Salary: Plymouth State University provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefit program.

Background Check: The finalist for this position will be required to undergo a full background check. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory results.

Plymouth State University is an EEO/AA Employer. We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourage applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

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