Employment Opportunities
Penn State College of Agricultural Science Research Associate
Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:25 AM

Research Associate Securing Water for and from Agriculture through Effective Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Sociology & Education

Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University’s Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education is seeking a Research Associate to conduct social scientific research as part of a multi-million dollar, multi-institutional research project to assess the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement for addressing water quality and quantity concerns associated with agriculture. This project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy, Tenure-Track
Employment Opportunities
Monday, July 10, 2017 12:45 PM
Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites
applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy to join an
interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.

Possible research interests include climate policy, energy policy, environmental policy,
environmental health policy, or natural resource policy. Candidates with strengths in
international policy and spatial approaches, including GIS, are especially encouraged to

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Faculty Position - Assistant Professor
Employment Opportunities
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 01:06 PM

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University

Position Summary: This is a new resident-instruction/ on-campus tenure-track faculty position to support the department’s teaching, research, and outreach. Workload will be distributed as 50% teaching/advising, 40% research and 10% service/outreach.

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department is a social science unit with expertise in a number of disciplines working to address a diversity of conservation issues around the globe. We are seeking an individual who can complement this expertise through new methodologies, topical focus areas and/or disciplinary training. Specifically, the individual will to contribute to understanding about society’s capacity to adapt and/or respond to major conservation social science issues and challenges. We are seeking an individual with expertise to address this topic via their respective social science training and perspective.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an ambitious research program that is strong in its potential for application to conservation issues, and integrates contemporary methods and/or topics. In addition, the successful candidate will value a role in preparing students for conservation work and research, including teaching 3-4 classes annually.

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Criminology - Mississippi State University (any rank)
Employment Opportunities
Monday, July 03, 2017 08:35 AM

Assistant-, Associate-, or Full-Professor in Criminology

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY—The Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor to begin in fall 2018.  We seek candidates who conduct research in, and are committed to teaching about, Criminology.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching complements our existing areas of concentration and research expertise. Completion of the Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology by time of hire is required.  Active participation in the teaching, research and service responsibilities of the department.  Teach introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.  Participate in departmental activities.

The department has more than 400 undergraduate majors and 40 sociology graduate students with strong ties to the African American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, the Social Science Research Center, the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center, and the Southern Rural Development Center. Programs offered include BA, BSW, MS, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. http://www.sociology.msstate.edu

Professor in Environmental Communication
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:46 AM

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Department or Urban and Rural Development

The Department of Urban and Rural Development at SLU offers a strong social science research environment with its foundations in the research subjects environmental communication, rural development, landscape architecture and agrarian history. We are now seeking to recruit a professor and research leader to the Division of Environmental Communication. 

Environmental Communication is a subject within which we investigate the communicative aspects of environmental and sustainability issues. Here, communication is considered as co-construction of meaning rather than the transmitting of information. The Division for Environmental Communication conducts primarily qualitative social science research concerned with themes such as legitimacy, participation, power, resistance, conflict and learning in decision making, implementation and change processes from a communicative perspective. The research spans over a wide range of contexts such as nature conservation, forestry, food production, climate change, game management, mining and built environment. An important goal is that the research contributes to sustainable development and social change. 

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