Announcements > Assistant Professor Environmental Social Science, University of Montana

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, Missoula seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Science. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Society and Conservation to begin August 2022 with duties allocated across research and scholarship, teaching, and service. We seek a colleague to join and expand a department of interdisciplinary social scientists dedicated to robust scholarly engagement and the delivery of social science education aimed at addressing our most pressing human-environment challenges. The successful candidate will teach courses in their area(s) of expertise to support our new, innovative, and interdisciplinary undergraduate major 'Environmental Science and Sustainability,' as well as teach and advise M.S. and Ph.D. students across several graduate degree options.

We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and disciplinary training, including those from fields such as sociology, geography, psychology, political science, anthropology, and/or other social science disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who do not see themselves historically represented in academia. We seek candidates who are interested in engaging College colleagues in actively building diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work, including in research, teaching, and engagement. Our department values multiple approaches to social science inquiry, embraces interdisciplinary collaboration, and thus we seek candidates with methodological expertise across qualitative, quantitative, mixed, and/or novel approaches. We are interested in applicants with expertise in a wide array of subject areas, including but not limited to Indigenous studies, sustainability science, international conservation and development, human dimensions of natural resources, political ecology, environmental justice, other critical human-environment approaches, and/or research that engages stakeholders and underrepresented communities with social justice and equity implications.

Please see full job advertisement for details on how to apply:

Priority application date: February 6th, 2021

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