Sustainability Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Sustainability Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Sustainability and Environment at the University of South Dakota is recruiting an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in sustainability focused on the human dimensions of coupled human-environmental (social-ecological) systems to begin in August 2020. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary training and expertise in ecological or environmental economics, ecosystem services, or spatial modeling. The successful candidate’s research will complement that of the existing faculty including faculty in and affiliated with the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Missouri River Institute.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to establish a productive and extramurally funded research program that actively trains M.S. and Ph.D. students in the new graduate program in sustainability. The candidate will teach existing core courses in the undergraduate and graduate sustainability degrees in addition to developing elective courses within their area of specialization.

A Ph.D. in sustainability, sustainable development, environmental science, ecological economics, environmental economics, or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and must provide a cover letter that describes background with respect to the qualifications listed above, a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Meghann Jarchow, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sustainability and Environment ( The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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