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Visiting Assistant Professor of Forest and Environmental Economics

University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Forest and Environmental Economics

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located 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 Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a dynamic, engaged scholar to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Forest and Environmental Economics for a three-year, term-limited position. The successful candidate will bring expertise in Forest Economics, and Environmental Economics, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate has a doctorate in Forestry Economics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, or similar discipline. Exceptional applicants that are all-but-dissertation may be considered. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate evidence of teaching and research excellence. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals of the institution, and a strong record of mentoring at undergraduate and/or graduate levels are also desired. Duties of the position include teaching 2 courses per year in the first year, and 3 courses per year thereafter, in support of the Environmental and Resource Economics, 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.

Additional Job Information                                                       

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application: a cover letter, CV/resume, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and student evaluations of prior teaching. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents in support of their application.
  • Letters of Reference will be required at finalist stage.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen, Chair of the Search Committee (

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications                                         

  • PhD or ABD in Forestry Economics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, or similar discipline.

Additional Preferred Qualifications                                         

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Postdoctoral experience.

Salary Information                                                                      

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Applicants must apply online at

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Departmental Information       

The UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment comprises six academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, in addition to the Thompson School of Applied Science Forest Technology Associate of Applied Science program, 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 Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the Carsey School of Public Policy, the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and UNH Cooperative Extension, among others.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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