Ecosystem Ecology job

Research Professor – Ecosystem Services

Idaho State University

Primary Purpose
Idaho State University seeks a Research Faculty member to help lead cross-disciplinary investigations of social-ecological systems, including study of how ecosystem services such as resource production, regulatory services are influenced by societal drivers and multiple environmental stressors such as changing climate, land use, water resources, vegetation, fire regimes, and disease vectors. This person would complement existing ISU strengths in ecological, social, and human health sciences, and will successfully connect these disciplines to inform sustainable management of ecosystem services.

Key Responsibilities
Duties include 1) establish and maintain a research program characterized by significant external funding and peer-reviewed papers; 2) research supervision and undergraduate/graduate course instruction; and 3) relevant professional service activities. Initial collaboration is expected in meeting the science and education goals of Idaho’s NSF-EPSCoR funded “MILES” (Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services, see program, leading to a national reputation for excellence in social-ecological systems research.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in a social sciences discipline with a degree or research emphasis on environmental issues.
Potential (Assistant Professor) or demonstrated ability (Associate/Full Professor) to attract significant external funding

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated record of publications and funding in social-ecological systems research
Successful candidate may derive from a wide range of fields with diverse skillsets; areas of particular interest and that represent needed expertise include political economies, economic or environmental sociology, geography, public policy or environmental studies.
Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Skills with: geospatial data and approaches tools, quantitative or mixed methods, big data exploration and analysis, visualization techniques, or modeling with social science data.
Demonstrated record of professional service at national or international levels
University teaching experience.



Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015