Assistant Professor – Natural Resources Policy and Economics: Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences
Gainesville, Florida
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Faculty Appointments
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We seek applicants for a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 40% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences. The successful candidate will build a collaborative research program and teach courses in natural resource policy and economics. Teaching duties will include offering an undergraduate Natural Resources Policy and Economics (FNR4660) course and a graduate Policy and Economics of Natural Resources (FNR6669) course. They will demonstrate the ability to establish a forest-focused, externally funded, internationally recognized research program in natural resource policy and economics. In particular, candidates should apply if their disciplinary focus includes understanding ecosystem service valuation, natural resource policy making, or management decision-making. The faculty member will participate in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with their graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program. The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in their program area and help support relevant online programs and certificates. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education. Interested applicants should visit for a full position description and application instructions. Questions can be directed to Jason Vogel (
Required: • A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in policy, economics, natural resources, or a closely related discipline is required before appointment. • Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring students, and promoting a diverse educational and professional environment. • They must have clear evidence of scholarship through first-authored publications. • Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, or procurement of extramural funding. • Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. • Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. • Topical expertise in forest ecosystem services, policy, risk assessment or management is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated excellence in related topics and a willingness to apply this expertise to forest-related issues will be considered. Preferred: • Postdoctoral experience or experience as a primary investigator is desirable. • A well-developed teaching portfolio and/or demonstrated teaching experience. • Demonstrated commitment to developing a research program on topics that meets the needs of Florida residents with applicability to other regions or internationally. • Commitment to focus on critical natural resource issues through policy and economics research. • Interest in working with state and federal natural resource agencies, NGOs, private landowners and stakeholders to solve economic and policy issues.
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Jason Vogel
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