JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
University of Wyoming
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Laramie , Wyoming, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for the Knobloch Professorship in the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) focusing on economic dimensions of conservation. We seek an accomplished and creative individual to provide research, outreach/engagement, teaching, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. The Haub School values interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving; scholarship that can inform real-world solutions; tangible, place-based experiences to develop critical thinking skills in the next generation of leaders and decision makers; and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment on campus and beyond.
The position is broadly conceived as focusing on the economics underpinning such conservation topics as biodiversity, land, water, working landscapes, and sustainable communities, and how that work can inform conservation policy and practice. We welcome applicants with a background in environmental, ecological, natural resource, institutional, agricultural, or behavioral economics. We are especially interested in applicants who can advance both the understanding and application of economic concepts in support of sound decision making. Specific areas of economic specialization may include natural capital, nonmarket valuation, ecosystem services, conservation finance, program design and evaluation, field experiments, and other relevant concepts and techniques.
The professor will conduct research to advance the field of conservation economics, engage with communities to support real-world decision making, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, outstanding communication skills, and capacity to advance the Haub School’s reputation and vision. We are interested in candidates with experience in the American West and evidence of effective engagement with stakeholders including natural resource agencies, land managers, conservation organizations, and communities. The preferred candidate may be of any rank, but we envision hiring an associate professor. Candidates at the assistant professor level with an established record of research are encouraged to apply.
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