Human Ecology Tenure-Track

Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
Sep 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
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Education Level
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No Relocation
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The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington seeks to appoint a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level in Human Ecology. SPEA is a multi­disciplinary professional school and home to one of the top environmental science and policy programs in the nation. This position is one of several new faculty lines created as part of Indiana University's Grand Challenge, Prepared for Environmental Change (see: and The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong scholarly potential, to develop an extramurally-supported research program, and to contribute to the teaching mission of the School.

Applicants should have research interests in the general field of human behavior and the natural environment, with a focus on understanding society's adaptive capacity and resilience in the face of environmental change. Related research interests might include but are not limited to human risk perceptions and decision-making, human use of natural resources, human use and management of working lands, human/environment feedbacks, political ecology, and environmental justice. The Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in a related field is required (e.g., human ecology, environmental studies, environmental anthropology, rural or environmental sociology, political science, environmental psychology, sustainability, etc.).

We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to SPEA's programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States with 34,000 alumni around the world. In the 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks first, making it the nation's highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs. Five of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-five listings.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by October 15; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, sample publications, and contact information for three references to (select “Bloomington” and “Public and Environmental Affairs”, then Human Ecology”). Statements on teaching and service are optional but welcomed. The preferred start date is August 1, 2019. Doctoral degrees must be in hand by August 1, 2019.

Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Professor Beth Gazley at
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