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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Society and Forests

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
New Haven, Connecticut
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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Full Time
Environmental Anthropology
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Level of Experience

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The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working at the interface of society and forests. Applicants should have a growing record of research accomplishments based in the social sciences, and have a doctoral degree in sociology, anthropology, political science, human geography, or a related field, with the ability to develop an internationally-recognized research program. Ideal candidates will have experience with interdisciplinary approaches, community-level research, and be in conversation with the natural sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students primarily at the PhD and Masters levels, and may contribute to the undergraduate degree program in Environmental Studies. 

The successful candidate will be associated with the Forest School, embedded within the Yale School of the Environment. They will contribute to the Forest School’s original founding and current strategic goals to steward forests and support peoples in perpetuity through world-class research, teaching professional students, advising, and engagement with communities.

Yale University values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, LGBTQ community members, and persons from racial/ethnic groups historically underrepresented in natural resources.Prior to applying, candidates should explore the websites of the Yale School of Environment and the Forest School site and read the YSE Strategic Plan. Candidates should consider how their expertise can complement existing strengths within the School, including centers and programs such as the Urban Resources Initiative, the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative, the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, the Yale Applied Science Synthesis Program, and The Forest Dialogue.

Applicants should apply online:

Consideration of applications will begin January 16, 2023. Please upload: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement addressing track record and/or plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.  

Questions about the position should be directed to the YSE Dean’s Office at


The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is internationally known for its excellence. Founded in 1900, the school offers master’s degrees and doctoral programs and serves as a locus for research into local, regional and global environmental issues. Students here establish close relationships with faculty mentors, work in well-equipped laboratories and use the resources of one of the world’s largest library systems. They choose from a broad selection of courses at F&ES and at other graduate schools at the University, including the law school, the school of public health and the school of management. Students with well-defined cross-disciplinary interests can apply for joint degrees at nine different schools. In addition, students can enrich their studies by attending lectures, seminars, films and conferences, and by joining student groups suited to their interests.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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