University of Idaho Job Posting

University of Idaho: Assistant/Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Department: Conservation Social Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Classification Group Title: Regular Faculty

Tenure Tracking: Tenure Track

Rank: Negotiable (must be justified)

Interim/Term Appointment: No

Position Type: Permanent

Pay Range: $68,000 – $73,000

Type of Appointment: Academic Year

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary

Assistant professor appointments to this rank normally require the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree. Evidence of potential effective teaching and potential scholarship in teaching and learning, artistic creativity, discovery, and outreach/application/engagement is a prerequisite to appointment to the rank of assistant professor. Appointees in this rank have charge of instruction in assigned classes or laboratories and independent or shared responsibility in the determination of course objectives, methods of teaching, and the subject matter to be covered. Assistant professors are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct and direct scholarly activities, and to provide intramural and extramural professional service.

Associate professors will have demonstrated effective teaching or the potential for effective teaching, the ability to conduct and direct scholarly activities in his or her special field, and provide service to the university and/or his or her profession. Evidence of this ability includes quality publications or manuscripts of publishable merit; and/or unusually productive scholarship in teaching and learning; and/or significant artistic creativity; and/or major contributions to the scholarship of outreach/application/engagement. Associate professors are expected to play more significant roles in initiating, conducting, and directing scholarly activities, and in providing intramural and extramural professional service.

A professor should have intellectual and academic maturity, demonstrated effective teaching or the potential for effective teaching and the ability to organize, carry out, and direct significant scholarship in his or her major field. A professor will have made major scholarly contributions to his or her field as evidenced by several quality publications and/or highly productive scholarship in one or more of the areas of teaching and learning, discovery, artistic creativity, and outreach/application/engagement. Professors have charge of courses and supervise research, and are expected to play a major role of leadership in the development of academic policy, and in providing intramural and extramural professional service.


Job Duty Function: Research

Job Duties/Responsibilities: Develop an outstanding externally funded research program that complements existing CSS faculty expertise; develop new research directions in natural resource economics and management, and work in an interdisciplinary setting with other social science and biophysical faculty.

Job Duty Function: Teaching and Advising

Job Duties/Responsibilities: Will consist of 2-3 courses, including a junior level Natural Resource Economics course, a graduate Natural Resource Economics course, and a third course, to be negotiated, that contributes to the delivery of the Natural Resource Conservation bachelor’s degree program. The incumbent will also be involved in advising graduate and undergraduate students in the department.

Job Duty Function: Service and outreach

Job Duties/Responsibilities: Provide economic and social science expertise to collaborators, scientists and other stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of symposia, workshops, and related outreach activities. Serve in faculty governance of the department, college and university.


Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in natural resource economics at the time of starting the position; ability to compete for external funding; ability to publish research in refereed journals; and demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Demonstrated success in applying social science to natural resource economics and management, experience in working across diverse disciplines; strong analytical skills; potential to advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses effectively; experience and education in an area such as natural resource economics 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: F000083P

Posting Date: 09/30/2014

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by October 28, 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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