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 [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.
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