The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working at the interface of society and forests. Applicants should have a growing record of research accomplishments based in the social sciences, and have a doctoral degree in sociology, anthropology, political science, human geography, or a related field, with the ability to develop an internationally-recognized research program. Ideal candidates will have experience with interdisciplinary approaches, community-level research, and be in conversation with the natural sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students primarily at the PhD and Masters levels, and may contribute to the undergraduate degree program in Environmental Studies.
The successful candidate will be associated with the Forest School, embedded within the Yale School of the Environment. They will contribute to the Forest 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.
Yale University values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, LGBTQ community members, and persons fromracial/ethnic groups historically underrepresented in natural resources. Prior to applying, candidates should explore the websites of the Yale School of Environment and the Forest School site and read the YSE 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, the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program, and The Forest Dialogue.
Applicants should apply online through Interfolio.
Consideration of applications will begin January 16, 2023. Please upload: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing track record and/or plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.
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.