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Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
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UVM Conservation Biology Discussion Group <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 23 Jun 2006 11:16:06 -0400

International Environmental Law and Policy

Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream



James Madison College (residential undergraduate liberal arts college 
with an emphasis on public and international affairs) and the 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, seek a colleague 
in international environmental law with an emphasis on the governance 
of renewable natural resources especially as it relates to fisheries, 
wildlife and water resources.  This tenure stream position is a joint 
academic year appointment to the two units, at the Assistant Professor level.

The ideal candidate for this position would have a background in 
biology and international environmental institutions and be prepared 
to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in international 
environmental law.  We would expect the candidate's research 
interests and graduate course offerings to focus on environmental 
law, particularly as that relates to the sustainability and use of 
fisheries, wildlife and / or water resources globally.  This 
colleague would also be expected to play a role in the undergraduate 
specialization in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy 
STEPPS/index.htm) and be active in the Environmental Science and 
Policy Program (http://  This individual would 
also actively interact with partner agencies such as the Michigan 
Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service and 
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers both undergraduate 
and graduate degree programs.  The faculty's cutting-edge theoretical 
and applied research focuses on natural resource and ecosystem 
management (for details, see:  James Madison 
College provides undergraduates a liberal education in public and 
international affairs and is dedicated to the highest standards of 
excellence in undergraduate teaching and engagement (for details, see
The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. and J.D. 
and training or experience with international environmental 
institutions and law.  Additionally, the successful candidate would 
likely have a research agenda that involves international 
environmental law as it relates to the governance of renewable 
natural resources.  This is an innovative, interdisciplinary 
appointment and we seek an individual who can interact successfully 
with natural resources (related to fish, wildlife, and water) and 
public affairs (related to international relations, global 
governance, international law, and public policy) professionals.

Applicants should submit a letter describing how their research and 
teaching interests relate to the research and teaching foci noted 
above.  Supporting materials should include a vita, at least three 
confidential letters of recommendation, and samples of scholarship 
and teaching materials.

Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  The 
deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2006.  Completed 
files (electronic submission only) should be sent by that date 
to:  International Environmental Law and Policy Search Committee, 
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East 
Lansing, Michigan 48824-1222 or 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] (Subject Line = 
IEL2006).   Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. 
Kelly Millenbah (517-353-4802, [log in to unmask]).   Position to begin 
August 16, 2007.  Late submissions will be considered if a suitable 
candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.  Persons 
with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable 


Jim Schneider - Academic Adviser Undergraduate Advising Center Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Michigan State University 40 Natural Resources Building East Lansing, MI 48824-1222 Office: 517-353-9091 Fax: 517-432-1699 E-Mail: [log in to unmask] FW Web Site: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To schedule an appointment to meet with me, go to the web-based Advising Appointment System at OR call the FW Academic Advising Center: 517-353-9091 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~