Director of the Policy Analysis Group

University of Idaho
Director of the Policy Analysis Group

Location: Moscow
Division/College: College of Natural Resources
Department: Conservation Social Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Classification Group Title: Dept Head/Chair/Director
Tenure Tracking: Tenure Track
Rank: Negotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term Appointment: No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track): Not Applicable
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Range: $69,000 – $108,000
Type of Appointment: Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary

The College of Natural Resources (, University of Idaho, invites applications for a full time, 12 month tenure track position as Associate/Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Management, and Director of the Policy Analysis Group. The position will be a part of the Conservation Social Sciences department and will report directly to the Dean of the College of Natural resources. This program was established by the Idaho Legislature in 1989, and serves as the primary research agency of the State of Idaho on natural resources issues. We seek a faculty member to join and help shape our interdisciplinary department of social scientists, and engage in research and teaching on how social and biophysical sciences interact to influence the management of natural resources in Idaho and the region. It is the only position in state government that provides services to the legislature and the state’s natural resource management agencies. The director oversees PAG operations and conducts policy analysis research on natural resource management and land-use policy issues important to the citizens of Idaho.


Job Duty Function: Scholarship and Creative Activities

Job Duties/Responsibilities

The position will contribute to the existing research activities in the College of Natural Resources, with special emphasis on natural resource policy issues important to the people of Idaho. As director, it will oversee and coordinate the research efforts of the Policy Analysis Group; including commissioning research activities, directing collaborative activities with faculty at the University of Idaho and other regional institutions, disseminating completed research to interested parties, and management of budget and personnel.

Job Duty Function: Teaching and Advising

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Will consist of one graduate or undergraduate course in natural resource policy or management. The incumbent will also be involved in advising graduate students in the department.

Job Duty Function: Outreach and Extension

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Provide social science expertise to collaborators, scientists and other stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of symposia, workshops, and related outreach activities that disseminate research conducted by the Policy Analysis Group. This includes interaction with local, state, and national partners, the Idaho Legislature, and representatives of stakeholder groups engaged in public lands, timber, and agricultural issues in Idaho.

Job Duty Function: University Service and Leadership

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Serve in faculty governance of the department, college and university.


Minimum Qualifications

PhD in natural resource policy or management (or related field). Experience in social science research, with an emphasis on natural resource policy, economics, and management. A proven track record of reporting and publishing applied natural resource research. Demonstrated success in applying social science to natural resource economics and management, experience in working across diverse disciplines, strong analytical skills, and the potential to advise and mentor graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with local and state government agencies. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses effectively, experience and education in an area such as natural resource policy or management or other social or policy science related field, skill in verbal and written communication, demonstrated success in publishing in refereed journals, experience in statistical analysis and interpretation of data.

Posting Information

Posting Number: F000105P
Posting Date: 10/23/2014
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by 11/19/2014.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the regents that equal opportunity be afforded in education and employment to qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. It is also the policy of the University of Idaho to not discriminate based on sexual orientation.


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