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Assistant/Associate Professor of Conservation Social Sciences
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 2, 2024
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Conservation Social Sciences
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry

Job Description Summary

The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (CFWE) at Auburn University is seeking applications for a nine-month tenured or tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Conservation Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a 60% research and 35% instruction, 5% service appointment. Teaching will include a service course and a course(s) in the faculty member’s area of expertise, depending upon needs and interest. The projected start date is August 2024.

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About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in the conservation social sciences at the time employment begins, along with documented experience in research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in the conservation social sciences.
The candidate must have experience conducting research in the conservation social sciences. Focal areas may include but are not limited to:

· Human dimensions of wildlife/natural resources
· Coastal policy and governance
· Coupled human-natural systems
· Social components of climate change science
· Social aspects of conservation planning

Other qualifications include a record of successful publishing and experience developing proposals and grant management. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must provide examples of unique and significant contributions to research and teaching, and evidence of national or international reputation in their field.

Desired Qualifications

We are especially interested in candidates who can work across disciplinary boundaries and contribute to the overall CFWE program and our Natural Resource Management (undergraduate and graduate) programs. The NRM degree name is changing to Environmental Conservation and Management (ECM) in 2024. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity is essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete the on-line application at and attach following: 1. cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the position’s responsibilities, 2. current curriculum vita, 3. copies of all academic transcripts, 4. statement of research interests and accomplishments (2-page max.), and 5. statement of teaching philosophy (2-page max.).

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
For additional information contact: Dr. Chris Anderson (

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