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Assistant Professor for Traditional Ecological Knowledge

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
May 15, 2023

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Education, Theoretical ecology, Other
Job Type
Faculty, Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor for Traditional Ecological Knowledge

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor focused on traditional ecological knowledge and climate adaptation. Candidates should have demonstrated cultural fluency in Indigenous knowledge systems and have a good working knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies. Candidates should also have experience developing collaborative relationships (e.g., with tribal communities, state and federal agencies, non- profit organizations, and private landowners) and a history of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational and research contexts.

The successful candidate will teach (40%), conduct research (40%), and engage in service (20%). Applicants should have demonstrated capacity to deliver quality and impactful teaching, mentoring, and advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and demonstrated ability to develop an extramurally-funded and productive research program.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2023, with an anticipated start date of August 21, 2023. Applicants should submit a letter of interest (including experience with diversity and inclusion efforts, teaching philosophy and research summary), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to  (Position Number: 005878) Inquiries may be made to Dr. Jennifer Pontius, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Rubenstein School is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We apply an equity lens to our teaching, research, and service and believe in creating a climate of inclusivity and empowerment where all faculty, staff and students flourish. We encourage applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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