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Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Economics position in the College of Forestry.

Oregon State University
Job Field:
Community Forestry & Arboriculture
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Oregon State University
Job Description:

Forest managers and policymakers must address increasing uncertainty, complexity, and risk as a consequence of climate change impacts on forest ecosystems and disturbance, shifting global markets, diversifying stakeholder values, and increasing demands to balance the provisioning of multiple ecosystem services with maintaining socio-ecological resilience across multiple ownerships and policy environments. There also is a need to address inequities in the distribution of benefits and costs of forest management and policy decisions across Oregon and the globe.
This position is responsible for addressing a critical need in Natural Resource Economics of Forest Management and Policy. We seek a colleague who can apply novel economic theory, models, and methods to address these challenges both in Oregon and beyond by informing the development of strategies and policies that foster resilient, adaptive, and sustainable forest-based social, economic, and ecological systems, while also promoting OSU and COF values related to community, inclusivity, diversity, and equity. We seek a colleague who can also complement and enhance the Department’s reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and public education and outreach, and contribute to an inclusive educational and workplace environment for all learners, visitors, and employees.

Position Duties:

50% - Research
40% - Teaching
10% - Service


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or international equivalent (by date of hire) in applied, natural resource, forest, agricultural, or environmental economics, or a closely related discipline (examples include operations research or environmental or natural resources policy).

  • Research experience and scholarly potential in applying economic theory, models, and methods to forest systems or natural resource policy, and potential to develop and support a successful externally-funded research program.

  • Life experience, training, and/or education that demonstrates a commitment to promoting the values and mission articulated in the College of Forestry’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Strategic Plan and OSU’s strategic plan 4.0.

  • Potential to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses and to mentor students.

  • Effective communication skills enabling collaboration with a broad spectrum of students, teachers, researchers, natural

    resource professionals, public officials, and external groups, including industry and family forest owners, tribes, and agencies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education or work experience in the field or profession of forestry, forest economics, forest policy, or forest ecology.

  • Research or project experience with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Demonstrated success in working with students, including teaching, training, and mentoring.

  • Demonstrated ability or potential to work with external groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage others with respect, thoughtfulness, and goodwill.





How to Apply:

To view the posting and apply, go to and search for posting # P05083UF. For full consideration, apply by January 28, 2022. Applications will be accepted until February 21, 2022. For additional information please contact Dr. Mindy Crandall ( OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled employer