The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies seeks an innovative scholar working at the interface of society and forests for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants should have a growing record of research accomplishments based in the social sciences but with an interdisciplinary approach that bridges to the biophysical sciences. Areas of research, approached by grounded, field-based methods, could include the following areas of interest: urban forestry, forest-related issues of equity and justice, wildland-urban interfaces, conservation and development of forest resources, community forest management, human-natural resource interactions, social values around forests, and/or multi-species ethnography.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the School’s original founding and current strategic goals to steward forests and support peoples in perpetuity through world-class research, teaching professional students, advising, and engagement with communities.
Applicants for this tenure-track faculty appointment should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in sociology, anthropology, political science, human geography or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students primarily at the PhD and Masters levels, as well as to develop an internationally-recognized research program that involves graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the leadership of the Masters of Forestry professional degree (https://environment.yale.edu/academics/degrees/mf) offered by the School, and may contribute to the undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies.
Prior to applying, candidates should explore the School’s website (http://environment.yale.edu/), the Yale School Forests site (https://forests.yale.edu/) and the 2017 Strategic Plan (https://environment.yale.edu/strategic-plan/). Candidates should consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School, including centers and programs such as the Urban Resources Initiative, the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative, and The Forest Dialogue. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans,?and underrepresented minorities.
Consideration of applications will begin February 21st, 2020. Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a statement? of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, and 4) the names and contact information of four references via https://apply.interfolio.com/72691.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.