Assistant Professor of Conservation Social Sciences – Auburn University

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is seeking applications for
a nine-month tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Conservation Social Sciences.
The successful candidate will have a 60% research and 35% instruction, 5% service
appointment. Teaching to include a general or service course and course(s) in the faculty
member’s area of expertise, depending upon needs and interest. The projected start date is
August 16, 2019.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, full time, 9-month appointment. Salary is negotiable and
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in the
conservation social sciences or natural resource related fields at the time employment begins,
along with documented experience in research and teaching. The successful candidate is
expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in the
conservation social sciences. Ability to work closely with other in collaborative efforts.
The candidate must have experience conducting research in the conservation social sciences.
Focal areas may include but are not limited to:
• Coupled human-nature systems
• Human dimensions of wildlife/natural resources
• Socioecological systems modeling
• Social aspects of One Health
• Conservation psychology
• Social components of climate change
• Social aspects of conservation planning

Other qualifications of interest include a record of successful publications and experience
with development of proposals and grant management. The candidate must possess the ability
to collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting and strong organizational and interpersonal skills
necessary to communicate and interact effectively.

Applicants must complete the on-line application at
and attach following: 1. cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the position’s
responsibilities; 2. Current curriculum vita; 3. Copies of ALL academic transcripts; 4.
Statement f research interests and accomplishments; 5. statement of teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate
has been identified.
For additional information contact: Dr. Christopher Lepczyk (; 334-844-
9254) or Dr. Wayde Morse (; 334-844-8086).

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