Skip to Main Content

ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist/Scholar, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. The address for Indiana University’s Title IX Coordinator is: 400 E. 7th Street, Poplars 833, Bloomington, IN 47405. The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at

Position Details

Title ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist/Scholar, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Ofc of VP Research
Position Summary

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in human dimensions of natural resources to begin in Fall 2018; the appointment is renewable for up to four years. Applicants are sought with interest in institutional analysis and the governance of urban and rural forest management and stewardship in Indiana. Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants.

The position is part of IU’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative ( With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborative research; collaborations with the Human Dimensions Lab (directed by Dr. James Farmer), and the Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group will be particularly encouraged.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in forestry or a closely related natural resource management field prior to employment, with methodological expertise in ecological economics, survey research and/or GIS (specifically remote sensing). Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions about the position should be directed to: Prof. Robert Fischman, Search Committee Chair (

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 12/10/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21709-12

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Have you held a postdoctoral position, and if so at what institution and what dates?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other