Associate/Full Professor – Natural Resource Management
The University of California, Merced is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

UC Merced invites applications for a ladder-rank faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Natural Resource Management of Public Lands and Protected Areas. We seek a distinguished scholar who will provide leadership in establishing a program of international stature within the interdisciplinary area of adaptive management of complex coupled human (legal, administrative, economic, cultural) and natural (ecological, climatic, geologic, hydrologic) systems to sustain native species, ecosystems, and landscapes, and to preserve cultural heritage. We seek a leader in scholarship and practice that addresses lands and resource management broadly in the context of changing global earth systems and governance, including conservation, ecosystem services and climate adaptation.

Appropriate candidates will have distinguished research, educational, and leadership experience that emphasizes science, conservation, social science, and/or management. The ideal candidate will bridge science and management, and will lead efforts to develop interdisciplinary research and education programs at UC Merced associated with science, management, and sustainability of public lands and protected areas, such as national parks. The Sierra Nevada Research Institute and other campus units provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration as well as established collaborations with external stakeholders. The campus’ proximity to Yosemite National Park and several National Forests, and existing relationships with these entities, provides an excellent opportunity to build partnerships for research and practice in natural resource management in nearby parks and protected areas.

The primary appointment may be in Natural Science, Social Sciences, or Engineering, or may be a joint appointment between schools. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the future School of Management, and to contribute to the teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a relevant field and exemplary research, publication, and teaching commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of California at the appropriate level.

Salary: Negotiable based on the University of California salary scale.

Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin April 15, 2015, and will remain open until filled.

Applications must be submitted via the website, <https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00197>https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00197, and must include1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, and 5) names of five references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

For additional information about this position, contact Professor LeRoy Westerling at <mailto:awesterling@ucmerced.edu>awesterling@ucmerced.edu.

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