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Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Economics

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, US
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Conservation science
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The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management
invites applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure
track Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Economics position in
the College of Forestry.

Forest managers and policymakers must address increasing
uncertainty, complexity, and risk as a consequence of climate
change impacts on forest ecosystems and disturbance, shifting
global markets, diversifying stakeholder values, and increasing
demands to balance the provisioning of multiple ecosystem services
with maintaining socio-ecological resilience across multiple
ownerships and policy environments. There also is a need to address
inequities in the distribution of benefits and costs of forest
management and policy decisions across Oregon and the globe.

This position is responsible for addressing a critical need in
Natural Resource Economics of Forest Management and Policy. We seek
a colleague who can apply novel economic theory, models, and
methods to address these challenges both in Oregon and beyond by
informing the development of strategies and policies that foster
resilient, adaptive, and sustainable forest-based social, economic,
and ecological systems, while also promoting OSU and COF values
related to community, inclusivity, diversity, and equity. We seek a
colleague who can also complement and enhance the Department's
reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate
instruction, research, and public education and outreach, and
contribute to an inclusive educational and workplace environment
for all learners, visitors, and employees.

Position Duties:

50% - Research

40% - Teaching

10% - Service

Required Qualifications:

• PhD or international equivalent (by date of hire) in applied,
natural resource, forest, agricultural, or environmental economics,
or a closely related discipline (examples include operations
research or environmental or natural resources policy).

• Research experience and scholarly potential in applying economic
theory, models, and methods to forest systems or natural resource
policy, and potential to develop and support a successful
externally-funded research program.

• Life experience, training, and/or education that demonstrates a
commitment to promoting the values and mission articulated in the
College of Forestry's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Strategic
Plan and OSU's strategic plan 4.0.

• Potential to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level
courses and to mentor students.

• Effective communication skills enabling collaboration with a
broad spectrum of students, teachers, researchers, natural resource
professionals, public officials, and external groups, including
industry and family forest owners, tribes, and agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Education or work experience in the field or profession of
forestry, forest economics, forest policy, or forest ecology.

• Research or project experience with interdisciplinary or
transdisciplinary collaboration.

• Demonstrated success in working with students, including
teaching, training, and mentoring.

• Demonstrated ability or potential to work with external

• Demonstrated ability to engage others with respect,
thoughtfulness, and good will.

To view the posting and apply, go to
and search for posting # P05083UF. For full consideration, apply by
January 28, 2022. Applications will be accepted until February 21,
2022. For additional information please contact Dr. Mindy Crandall
( OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled
employer The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Economics - Assistant Professor, Location: Corvallis, OR - 97331
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