The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research focuses on social, cultural, historical, or ecological issues impacting public and/or tribal lands in the Southwest United States. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Moab, a thriving tourism-oriented community in southeast Utah and a federal agency hub adjacent to National Park, National Forest, BLM and Tribal lands. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% teaching, 40% research, and 10% service. The position starts August 01, 2022. Background is available concerning the ENVS department (https://qcnr.usu.edu/envs/) the Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) (www.cnr.usu.edu), and the USU Moab campus (http://statewide.usu.edu/).
Teaching will include a combination of intensive, face-to-face, field-based, and innovative online courses taught in service of the ENVS undergraduate major in environmental studies at USU’s Statewide Campus system and QCNR’s award-winning Master of Natural Resources program. Approximately four courses per year may include Introduction to Environmental Science, an intensive, field-based course and participation in the Master of Natural Resources curriculum (https://qcnr.usu.edu/mnr/).
Teaching duties also include advising undergraduates enrolled at the Statewide Campuses in the Environmental Studies major and supervision of graduate and/or undergraduate student research.
Research interests may include but are not limited to human dimensions of environmental change, environmental and/or climate (in)justice, natural resource policy, political ecology, or scholarship related to indigenous lifeways, cosmologies, and ecologies. Preference will be given to scholars working in the Southwest US.
Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvements off campus.
An earned Ph.D. in a field related to human dimensions of environmental change by the date-of-hire.
Interest in and ability to teach in online and field-based contexts.
Interest in and ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary, natural resources, and environmental issues involving stakeholder and community engagement, applied research, or professional service opportunities.
Prior teaching experience in a variety of delivery formats, with emphasis on developing and implementing innovative courses.
Demonstrated interest in and ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through education, applied research, and/or service.
Demonstrated success in acquiring grants to support scholarship and successful publication in peer-reviewed outlets.