Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Michigan State University seeks three faculty members in the area of coupled and human and natural systems. One of these positions will emphasize environmental policy, one land use and one population and environment. We are especially interested in researchers who apply modeling to understanding human-environment interactions. Appointments will be joint between the Environmental Science and Policy Program and the Departments of Geography (land use position), Political Science (environmental policy position) and Sociology (population and environment position), or another appropriate department.
The appointments will be tenure system at the assistant professor level on an academic year basis. Ph.D. or equivalent is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should have strong methodological skills and rigorous theoretical focus. International experience or demonstrated interest in international issues is an advantage. The positions will be structured to allow development of internationally renowned research programs with extramural support. Preference will be given to candidates who could engage in an initiative to introduce computational and other formal modeling techniques into the undergraduate social science curriculum.
Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, short statement of professional goals, a list of references we can contact and examples of published work. Applications will be reviewed starting November 24, 2006, and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications can be mailed or sent electronically. Mailed applications should be addressed to: Dr. Thomas Dietz, ESPP Search Committee, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University, 274 Giltner Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1101. Electronic applications should be sent to mailto:ESPP@mail.msu.edu and directed to Search Committee.