Assistant Professor – Human Dimensions/Communications – 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 applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead a dynamic academic and research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications.

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, dynamic research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include courses in human dimensions, communications in natural resources, contemporary issues, 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 60% teaching and 40% research.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource/environmental-related field with experience in communications/human dimensions. The successful applicant must value rigorous, high-quality teaching, have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with a variety of communication tools, and have expertise in measurement and data analytic procedures in the scientific study of human dimensions. He/she should also have a proven track record of successfully distilling and communicating issues related to natural resources to subject-area specialists, natural resource managers, and the general public. The ability to secure research funding and publish in respected scientific journals is expected. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including 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, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: parris@uamont.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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