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The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 15, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 15, 2023) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) in the College of Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in environmental and/or natural resource economics. We seek applicants addressing high impact topics across the spectrum of environmental and natural resource management issues with focus on the Blue/Green Economy. The blue economy includes but is not limited to fisheries, marine resources, water, and coastal issues while the green economy includes but is not limited to agriculture, energy, and land use issues. URI is both a Sea Grant and Land Grant institution and has a broad research portfolio that includes fisheries aquaculture management, sustainable food and agriculture, renewable energy and policy, water use and management, and sustainable development.


Develop an externally funded research program, teach graduate and undergraduate classes, and support public engagement.



1. At the time of appointment date, a Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, applied economics, public policy, or a closely related field with training in Ph.D. level economics.

2. Demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program as shown, for example, by research statement, lead author publications, presentations at national and international meetings, funded grants or awards, or other research outputs.

3. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

4. Demonstrated proficiency in verbal communication skills.

5. Evident potential to develop and instruct high quality undergraduate and graduate courses relevant to ENRE curriculum.

6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, for example, of race, ethnicity, or gender.


Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring experience.

Demonstrated previous success with research funding.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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