The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor having expertise in environmental management systems, with a focus on rangeland management and science. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Blanding, southeastern Utah. The USU Blanding campus serves a variety of constituencies that prominently includes the Navajo Nation ( Thus, applicants should have a special interest or aptitude for working with Native American communities. The relative emphasis for the position is 90% teaching and 10% service. The teaching combines formal instruction and student advising with informal community engagement. The position starts August 01, 2020. Background is available concerning the ENVS department (<>), the Quinney College of Natural Resources (<>) within which the ENVS department occurs, and the USU Blanding campus (<>).


*   Formal teaching will primarily involve delivery of six courses per academic year, and this comprises about three-fourths of the instructional role. Courses will be taught at the undergraduate level, with topics including introductory environmental science, introductory rangeland and forest management, quantitative methods in natural resources, human dimensions of wildlife management, human dimensions of natural resource management, and geography of Utah. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in blended formats. Face-to-face approaches for natural resource management courses may include field components.
*   Formal teaching duties also include advising undergraduates enrolled at the statewide campuses in the Environmental Studies major and associated specializations. Supervision of undergraduate research may occur as desired.
*   Informal teaching will involve engagement with local stakeholders, and this comprises about one-fourth of the instructional role. Engagement can include capacity building, practical problem-solving, or other related endeavors. Issues pertaining to rangeland management and community well-being as related to the local environment are expected to be prominent. The structure and assessment of the informal teaching will be guided by the faculty member in consultation with his or her Tenure Advisory Committee.
*   Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvements off campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

*   An earned doctorate in environmental studies, natural resources, geography, or a related field by the date-of-hire.
*   Interest and ability to teach undergraduates.
*   Interest and ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary, natural resource management issues via stakeholder engagement, applied research, or professional service opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

*   Prior teaching experience in a variety of delivery formats, with emphasis on developing and implementing innovative courses.
*   Demonstrated interest and ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through education, applied research, and/or service is encouraged.

Review of applications begins November 15, 2019.

Applications may be submitted here:

For further information contact Dr. Layne Coppock, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]