Assistant Professor – Natural Resource Policy and Economics – University of Arkansas at Monticello

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and 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 and economics.

The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), 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 headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and dynamic, nationally recognized, research program in natural resource policy and economics; 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, economics, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an 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 and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/Excellent fringe benefits.

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:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The position is available as early as January 2019.

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