Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Faculty

University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho
Mar 18, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

University of Idaho


Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Faculty


Location: Moscow


Division/College: College of Natural Resources


Employee Category: Faculty


Pay Range: Commensurate with experience


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:


The Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS ) and the Environmental Science program at the University of Idaho, in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, invite applications to join our team in an academic year (nine-month), tenure-track faculty position as assistant, associate, or full professor in Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife. We seek team players with research expertise in the fields of applied social psychology, sociology, human-environment geography, social-ecological systems, or related fields. Candidates should have expertise in developing and applying theories, concepts and methods in the social and behavioral sciences to the study of fish and/or wildlife management policy. This appointment will include responsibilities for teaching/advising (30%), research (50%) and outreach/service (20%). The position is located on the main campus in Moscow, Idaho with the expectation of collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group, and relevant academic and stakeholder partners throughout the state and region. We seek a candidate who will develop an externally funded research program focusing on the psychological and sociological aspects of fish and/or wildlife resource management. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate with departmental, college, and university researchers, Idaho Department of Fish and Game researchers and managers, and other external partners on interdisciplinary research focused on fish and/or wildlife management and related natural resources challenges. Specific expertise is open, but we seek a candidate who will develop new research directions in the human dimensions of fish and/or wildlife, with a focus on individual human behavior and its relation to complex environmental systems.


The successful candidate will develop and contribute to a highly visible outreach program focused on human behaviors and practices related to fish and wildlife management. They will provide technical expertise and seek regular input on the behavioral, psychological or social aspects of fish and wildlife management with collaborators, scientists and stakeholders in the region. We look highly on candidates with a demonstrated ability to reach populations across social and economic spectrums on issues related to fish and wildlife management.The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. They will teach two courses each year. Courses taught by the successful applicant may include fish and wildlife management policy, natural resources decision-making, or other social-ecological systems-related courses relevant to the interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees of the NRS department, Fish and Wildlife Sciences department, and campus-wide Environmental Science program. Graduate courses taught by the incumbent may include social/psychological theory as applied to fish and wildlife management, graduate research methods, or other courses based on the expertise of the candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources.


Minimum Qualifications:


Applicants must 1) hold a Ph.D. in a social science discipline or related interdisciplinary natural resource degree with formal training in applied social science methods; 2) demonstrate success publishing social science research related to fish or wildlife management in refereed journals; 3) demonstrate a capacity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses using effective teaching approaches; 4) demonstrate potential to develop a research program that is both relevant statewide and recognized nationally, including the capacity to obtain external grants; and 5) demonstrate oral and written communication skills relevant to scientific and natural resource management audiences. The level of experience will be evaluated at a level appropriate to the position rank indicated by the applicant.


Preferred Qualifications:


Applicants should have 1) the ability to build teams and collaborate across diverse disciplines; 2) experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of data; 3) experience with survey design and implementation; 4) demonstrated skill applying psychological or social theory to issues in natural resources and the environment; and 5) experience conducting integrated research and outreach with diverse stakeholder groups. The level of experience will be evaluated at a level appropriate to the position rank indicated by the applicant.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Posting Number: F000766P


Posting Date: 03/01/2019


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:


Position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to those who apply by April 1, 2019.


Please submit:

1) curriculum vitae

2) letter of application

3) brief statement of the intended starting rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) for which the applicant wishes to be considered (upload to Other Document 1 field)

4) statement of vision outlining the applicant’s goals and philosophy in developing an integrated research, teaching, and outreach program, including how to reach populations across social and economic spectrums on issues related to fish and wildlife management

5) contact information for three professional references.


Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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EEO Statement


University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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