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University of Wyoming – Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources & College of Business

Faculty Position in the Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair for Conservation Economics and Finance

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Economics & Finance (E&F) Department in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming are interviewing candidates for a Chaired Professor position in Conservation Economics and Finance. The Haub School’s mission is to advance the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resources challenges. The E&F Department has an internationally ranked Ph.D. program in economics that includes a field specialization in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and has three Master’s programs, in Finance, Economics, and Financial Economics.

The Knobloch professor will work with colleagues, students, policy makers, and the general public to explore how to use conservation funds cost-effectively. The successful candidate is expected to bring rigorous economic analysis and financial accountability analysis to the choices made by public and private conservation and development interests.  The specific area of interest is conservation economics and finance with ability to provide leadership in (1) conservation valuation and project evaluation, and modern techniques to make resource allocation choices under uncertainty; and (2) identifying cost-effective strategies that align with conservation goals to help protect publicly important landscapes and watersheds in Wyoming and the West that are critical to the region’s communities, ecosystem-based industries, and visitors.  Rigorous academic study of alternative strategies for investing public and private conservation resources will be used to help inform decisions made by resource management agencies at all levels of government, nonprofit conservation organizations and private donors. A regular teaching load is two courses per semester in the E&F Department and the Haub School.

As a prominent faculty leader at Wyoming, the Knobloch Professor will join an institution with momentum and great aspirations. A strong commitment to both research and teaching is required. The person is expected to maintain a productive research program and to be involved in the supervision of graduate students in addition to teaching assignments in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate accomplishments sufficient to qualify for hire at the rank of tenured Professor.  Salary and start-up package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, vision statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references who would only be contacted after discussion with the candidate. Interested candidates may direct any questions to the search committee chair, Professor Jason F. Shogren (; 307.766.5430). Finalist candidates will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Members of under-represented groups are especially invited to apply.

Send files by email to: Ms. Mandy Bohlender, RE: Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair for Conservation Economics and Finance. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2013.

The University’s policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.


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