Faculty Search: Nature, Health and Recreation

We are very pleased to announce that our faculty search for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of nature, health and recreation is now active. We wish to grow an existing group within SEFS focusing on the human dimensions of the environment, and a larger group across the University of Washington interested in the physical, social, cultural and psychological benefits of nature and outdoor recreation. Preferred areas of expertise include public health, anthropology, geography, planning, sociology, psychology or related fields.

The successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research program, as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising and mentoring that supports diversity and inclusion. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in one or more subjects, potentially including those related to nature and public health, outdoor recreation, and sustainable natural and human systems, as well as graduate instruction in areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct outreach and collaborate with relevant internal and external institutions such as public natural resource and land management agencies, tribal governments, state and local park and urban forestry departments, and private sector health and recreation organizations, among others.

For questions or additional information about this position, please contact Professor Josh Lawler, search committee chair, at jlawler@uw.edu or 206.221.3864. Applications must be submitted to sefsjobs@uw.edu, and the deadline to apply is January 6, 2016. We hope you’ll help us circulate the posting as widely as possible!