Title: Associate/Assistant Professor, Environmental and Natural Rescource Policy
Institution: School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University http://senr.osu.edu
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: November 2, 2014
The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR;
http://senr.osu.edu) is seeking an assistant or an associate professor of
Environmental and Natural Resource Policy. This position is a full-time, 9-
month, tenure-track position intended to build on our school’s social science expertise and interdisciplinary work in social-ecological systems. We seek a candidate with a demonstrated ability to apply social science theory to environmental and natural resource challenges and the desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise and research interest in policy and governance aspects of water, climate change, and/or complex social-ecological systems. Demonstrated interest in international contexts is also desired, though not required.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a extramurally-funded
and nationally-recognized research program with a strong theoretical and
methodological grounding in the applied social sciences (expertise in
qualitative and/or quantitative methods), provide graduate advising and
instruction, contribute to undergraduate instruction and advising (in the
Environmental Policy & Decision Making and the Natural Resource
Management programs) and provide professional and university service.
Expectations and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Secure extramural funding and publish in leading refereed journals.
• Develop and teach graduate course(s) based on the incumbent’s area of
expertise consistent with the mission and curriculum needs of the School
of Environment and Natural Resources.
• Advise graduate and undergraduate students, including honors students,
and assist with advising student organizations.
• Teach undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource
policy, natural resource management, and/or governance issues related to
water or related area of expertise.
• Work collaboratively with other university faculty/personnel, agencies,
non-government organizations, and citizen groups to advance the land
grant mission of the university.
• Serve the university and professional communities through appropriate
Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in political science, public policy, sociology, geography, natural resource management, or a related field of inquiry. The ideal candidate will have teaching and advising experience, history of theoretically grounded research with a successful publication record, and an ability to collaborate with social and natural scientists within SENR and other academic units at The Ohio State University.
Salary/Support: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The Ohio State University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative Retirement Program. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be provided.
Application: Send a curriculum vita or resume and a letter of interest summarizing areas of expertise, research interests, teaching philosophy, career goals, and experience appropriate to the position. Also send copies of three relevant publications or reports. Provide contact information for three qualified references and arrange for current letters of recommendation to be sent upon request. Application
materials should be sent to:
Dr. Eric Toman, Search Committee Chair
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085
Phone, 614-292-8522; FAX, 614-292-7432 ; e-mail: ENRpolicy@osu.edu
Application Initial consideration will be given to applications received by November 2,
Deadline: 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.
To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities,
veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.