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Michigan State University

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Assistant Professor of Forest Policy and Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453788
Date Posted: 09/25/2015
Date Inactive: 11/07/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Forest Policy and Economics
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:

This is a 9-month tenure system position at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest policy and economics (70% research, 30% teaching).

The position will address research and teaching on policy and economics in the context of current and emerging forestry topics related to environmental and natural resources management and society, with particular interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program by securing competitive external funding, publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals, and advancing understanding that promotes sustainable ecological and economic systems.
In addition to building a highly productive research program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate course that contributes to the forest policy and economics competencies required for accreditation by the SAF and one graduate course that is related to her/his area of expertise and that fulfills Department learning objectives.

Candidates should hold an earned Ph.D. in Economics, Forestry, Natural Resources, Policy, or related field, demonstrate training and expertise in Environmental and Resource Economics, and have a record of scholarly activities including peer-reviewed journal articles and grantsmanship in their field.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/07/2015
Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin November 7, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

For consideration, submit a SINGLE PDF including: a letter of interest that includes qualification for the position, a curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and future direction (2 page max), statement of teaching experience and philosophy (2 page max), and contact information for three references.

Applications are to be submitted via using posting number 1962.

Inquires may be made to Dr. Andrew Finley, Search Chair, by phone 517-432-7219 or email

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.