Assistant Professor of Forest Economics and Natural Resource Policy - PF0843FY24

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Assistant Professor of Forest Economics and Natural Resource Policy


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The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a dynamic, engaged scholar for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Forest Economics and Natural Resource Policy position. The successful candidate will bring expertise in forest economics and natural resource policy, including forest management, modeling land use changes, natural and resource valuation. The ideal candidate will have experience in related areas, such as sustainable forestry, valuation of forest fire or water quality impacts, and natural resource policy. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals of the institution, and have a strong record of mentoring at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Duties of the position include teaching in support of the Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability programs; advising undergraduate students; engaging in Departmental and program governance; conducting research within the scholar’s areas of expertise; and engaging in other outreach or scholarly activities as appropriate.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment offers six majors and more than ten minors. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UNH offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and with other units including the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

Application Procedures & Deadline: All applicants will be required to apply online at The following application materials are required: 1) a cover letter, 2) research statement (2-page limit, single spaced), 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2-page limit, single spaced), 4) statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion (2-page limit, single spaced), and 5) curriculum vitae. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted via email to Wendy Rose at Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents and teaching evaluations in support of their application. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2024. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Kelly Giraud, Search Committee Chair (