Ecological Economics and Resilience Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working TitleEcological Economics and Resilience Assistant/Associate ProfessorDepartmentAgricultural Economics-0828Requisition NumberF_190196Posting Open Date10/02/2019Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)12/02/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The incumbent in Ecological Economics and Resilience will contribute to the integrated Land-Grant University missions of research and teaching. The incumbent will serve as an effective scholar and citizen of the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and will support student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The incumbent will be an integral member of the recently organized Center for Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes, and as such will work with interdisciplinary teams focused on fostering productive and resilient food, energy, water and ecosystem services landscapes. This includes modeling complex and dynamic social-ecological systems and quantifying nonmarket ecosystem services to assist in making trade-offs more transparent.

The incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in ecological economics as related to resilient ecological systems; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with faculty in the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Landscapes and Nebraska One Health; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

The incumbent will be expected to average 0.35 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in applying resilience thinking to complex problems in agriculture, non-market valuation, or ecological economics. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on need.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

Minimum Required Qualifications

•PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics or related field at the time of employment
•Demonstrated ability to conduct non-market valuation
•Familiarity with, and interest in, basic and applied aspects of ecological resilience theory and/or sustainability theory
•Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

•Exhibited ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams and provide program leadership
•A demonstrated excellence in teaching and student mentoring
•Experience in modeling complex and dynamic bioeconomic systems

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