Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy

Monticello, Arkansas
Aug 25, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry & Natural Resources ( and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center ( are seeking an individual to contribute to and lead the development of a dynamic academic and research program in natural resource policy.

The School of Forestry & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications) and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management.  The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (, is the research and extension center for forest-based programs within the State.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and dynamic, nationally recognized, research program in natural resource policy; develop grant proposals and secure funding; publish in peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals; recruit and mentor graduate students; serve as an advisor for undergraduate students; and coordinate or contribute to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region.  Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in natural resource policy and related courses in support of the program.  The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an approximate appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in natural resources or a related discipline, and have a strong quantitative/qualitative research background.  All candidates should value high-quality teaching, have a proven ability to secure research funding, and have an active record of publication.  The ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations is required.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, have a valid driver’s license and begin employment no later than January 8, 2018.

Application:  Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at  Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: