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Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Coordinator - Indiana South Carolina 1/16/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Central Indiana, South Carolina

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:  The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Indiana.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and will conduct adaptive management for planning, coordinating and collaborating with various partner organizations, training, implementing, monitoring, and performing outreach related to hunting and fishing R3 programming in Indiana.   The position will have statewide duties with a preferred living location in central Indiana.  Essential duties and responsibilities are listed below with other duties being assigned as needed.    

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Develop and implement a State step-down R3 plan based on the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports National R3 Plan Assess the various gaps that exists in current programs to develop/coordinate clear and measurable pathways for hunting and fishing R3 in Indiana
  • Develop tools for identifying potential participants in hunting and fishing outreach efforts
  • Develop an R3 steering committee to coordinate biannual meetings with all partners to share accomplishments, challenges, modifications, and opportunities to enhance achievable deliverables
  • Work in coordination with existing hunting and fishing R3 staff in Indiana to expand capacity for programs that fill gaps in R3 efforts
  • Help create and implement a program for mentor selection and development
  • Assist partners with assessing their R3 efforts to identify potential gaps in programing and identify sections of the Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model not currently being addressed
  • Assist the NWTF-IN State Chapter with implementing their R3 strategic plan objectives specific to the "Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt." initiative through coordinating / expanding mentored hunts
  • Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, & mentored hunts
  • Coordinate efforts to re-engage lapsed hunters
  • Assess the effectiveness of existing and new R3 programs through participant tracking and surveys
  • Adapt programming and share new information to ensure program success
  • Submit press releases through partner media outlets to publicize the partnership and any R3 programs
  • Develop / edit R3-related programming materials like brochures, booklets, video productions, digital, social media, and/or radio public service announcements
  • Coordinate and assist with hunting, trapping, and shooting sports events
  • Seek out additional funding to support program implementation

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an science-related natural resources field, education, or communications
  • Experience in performing above or similar duties
  • An understanding of Indiana conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local & national hunting and shooting sports R3 partnership efforts
  • Familiarity / understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Able to work with diverse audiences
  • Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor skills training, partnership development and support, and volunteer management
  • Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and Nationally
  • Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting and fishing R3 efforts
  • Experience with strategic planning and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts

 

Application Deadline:  February 16th, 2018

Submit Application at: https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:2/16/2018

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Alabama 1/10/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:T. P. Young Logging LLC

Location:Linden, Alabama

Job Description:

We have an open position for a Forester. We have two logging crews that we like to have timber cruised and bought for. If interested call our office 334-295-8696. If no answer call Pat Young 334-422-1263 or Stephanie Young 334-422-2937.


Apply By:4/10/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Consulting Forester, private lands New Jersey 1/4/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Heartwood Ecological Consulting

Location:Toms River, New Jersey

Job Description:

<p>Were seeking an entry-level forester interested in working on private lands in New Jersey and surrounding states.</p> <p>Please see the notice at:&nbsp; http://www.heartwoodecological.com/career-opportunities/</p> <p>Thank you! Mike Lamana, Heartwood Consulting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Required Education:

<p>B.S.&nbsp; in Forestry w/in 1 year of hire.</p>

Required Experience:

<p>see notice</p>

Skills:

<p>see notice</p>

Salary:

<p>TDB</p>


Apply By:4/4/2018

Phone:7322882770

Email:Mike@HeartwoodEcological.com

Mailing:

<p>P.O. Box 1249, Toms River NJ 08753-1249</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>


Posted By: Mike Lamana

Assistant Professor Biomass Degradation/Preservation Minnesota 12/20/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Minnesota

Job Description:

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, a multidisciplinary department composed of engineers and scientists, is seeking a suitable candidate to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in biological degradation of bio-based resources and materials with 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. Microbial pathways to deconstruct plant tissues have long been studied in a pest management context, particularly in wood durability, but these pathways are increasingly being studied in nature and harnessed for bioconversion of plant biomass. This has diversified the organisms being studied and broadened definitions for bio-based resources and materials. Bio-based resources include wood, agricultural crop residues, and other biomass. Bio-based materials include forest products, bio-based composites, and polymeric lignocellulose derivatives.

Responsibilities

Teaching
Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses in bioproducts and biosystems engineering, sustainable systems management, and environmental sciences; including the influence of organisms such as fungi, bacteria, and insects on bio-based products and bioremediation, and industrial and environmental microbiology. Courses will serve a diverse body of students.

Research
The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program involving fundamentals and applications of microbiology (including bacterial and fungal biology and plant-pathogen interactions) related to the biological degradation or protection of bio-based resources and materials.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Wood Science, Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biochemical or Agricultural Engineering, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Forest Products, or related disciplines with demonstrated experience/background in biological degradation of bio-based resources and materials. Applicants should have a strong publication record in relation to biodegradation of bio-based materials, and evidence of the potential to initiate and sustain a strong extramurally-funded research program. Ph.D. must be obtained by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
A proven track record for interacting collaboratively with scientists and engineers across various disciplines. Evidence of innovative approaches to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Postdoctoral experience beyond the PhD. Evidence of effective teaching with diverse audiences; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding; and the proven ability to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity. Successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching, research and outreach and contribute to the overall success and mission of the department, college and the university.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University’s outstanding fringe benefits package includes participation in the University’s faculty retirement program; group life, medical, and dental insurance plans; and sabbatical, semester, and parental leave opportunities. Detailed benefits information is available at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; cover letter; 2-3 page statement of research plans and experience; 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and names and addresses of three references; a brief statement (up to one page) describing interest, experience with, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness to the online application system described below Review of applications will begin February 01, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brett Barney, at bbarney@umn.edu or 612-626-8751.

Please apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs , Job ID 321387.

Please visit the following links to learn more about the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, www.bbe.umn.edu and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, www.cfans.umn.edu. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Apply By:2/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Vegetation Sampling Crew Mississippi 12/19/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississipppi State University

Location:Canton, Mississippi

Job Description:

This is a 1 month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. Technicians will work in a crew of 2-3 people, assisting a graduate student. Work will be conducted on private land in Yazoo and Madison counties in Mississippi. Duties include: 1) Vegetation sampling and cruising timber to better understand habitat selection by male white-tailed deer. Position begins first week of February and will extend through the end of February. Housing is provided.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in forestry, wildlife biology, ecology, or related areas.

Required Experience:

Preference is given to candidates with experience cruising timber, identifying mast producing tree species, and vegetation sampling techniques.

Skills:

Applicants must have valid driver's license and ability to drive the vehicle provided for work use. Candidates must possess the ability to record detailed information while following sampling procedures and must be able to walk long distances in heavily forested areas under inclement weather conditions.

Salary:

$9.00/hour


Apply By:1/20/2018

Phone:6623120382

Email:cbh212@msstate.edu


Posted By: Colby Henderson

Business Analyst Multiple States 12/15/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Vastek Group

Job Description:

VASTEK GROUP San Diego based company serving both fortune 500 businesses nationwide as well as mid-sized organizations, we pride ourselves on our team of experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about your business and responsive to your needs, with a focus on quality, service, speed and flexibility.

We are a global Clinical Staffing Services and contingent workforce Solutions Company. Vastek Group operates out of various locations in US, Europe, Asia Pac. We provide advanced Pharmaceutical/ Medical/ healthcare consulting services to innumerable  fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical and biotech space. 
 
Our clients are amongst the listed Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Pay pal, Ebay, PG&E, US Airways, Salesforce.com, Symantec, United Health Care, Cognizant, Wall-Mart, Accenture, BCBS, IBM, HCL America, American Express, American Airlines, State of TX, FRB, SAE International, Citi Group, AAA insurance,Johnson & Johnson,Novatis,Merck,Roche, Hartford Insurance, Quilogy, Capital One group, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Bank of America, JPMC, Nation Wide, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, Bell south to mention few.

 

We specialize in opportunities within Computer System Validation (CSV), Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development & Drug Safety, Pharma BA and QA/Compliance, Scientists and CRA/CRO. You deserve a partner like Vastek to achieve your life sciences goals. We have supported advances in medical science by providing top talent to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and contract research organizations.
Our expert life science recruiters work with our clients and candidates to provide support at every stage of the development life cycle and beyond. We work with companies involved in the research, clinical development, manufacturing and distribution of drugs and devices that allow patients to live healthier and more fulfilling lives

Required Education:

We are looking for


 


· Graduates (Masters/Bachelors) in Computer Science or Management.


 


· Other engineering graduates with elementary knowledge of programming.


 


· Candidates with strong
communication/presentation skills, strong attitude to learn and interest in
Software programming, Testing or Business Analysis

Required Experience:

0-1

Skills:


  • Communication Skills. Business analysts must be good communicators. ...

  • Problem-Solving Skills. No project is without problems. ...

  • Critical Thinking Skills. ...

  • Documentation and Specification Skills. ...

  • Analysis Skills. ...

  • Visual Modeling. ...

  • Facilitation and Elicitation Skills. ...

  • Business Analysis Tools.

Salary:

$27/Hr


Apply By:12/31/2018

Phone:6193091454

Email:sid@vastekgroup.com

Mailing:

sid@vastekgroup.com


Posted By: Vastek Group

Arboriculture Internship Delaware 12/18/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mt. Cuba Center

Location:Hockessin, Delaware

Job Description:

Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff.  Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations.  Each intern will complete a special project culminating in an in-house presentation of the results.  The program runs from May 21, 2018 to May 10, 2019.  Visit http://mtcubacenter.org/employment/internship-program/  for more information and to apply online. 

The Arboriculture Intern will learn first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center manages our extensive collection of trees. The intern will work in our gardens and natural lands areas on a full range of tree care tasks including planting, pruning, and removals. In addition, the intern will become proficient at using the tools of the trade such as ropes, knots, pole saws, and pruners. Additional arboricultural skills learned in the program include identification of native trees, plant health care, and groundwork.  Advanced training in tree climbing and the operation of a chain saw and brush chipper will also be included in the internship.  The intern will take the lead on a special project to develop a formal process for tree assessment in our gardens. Through inspections, data collection, and prioritization, the intern will learn how to identify and evaluate the maintenance needs of the tree. By assessing safety risks, tree health, tree structure and aesthetic concerns, corrective solutions can be recommended. This internship presents an excellent opportunity for an individual who plans to pursue a career in arboriculture.  Qualifications include attention to detail, self-direction, and the ability to lift 25 pounds.

Mt. Cuba Center, while very scenic, is remote and has no public transportation, walking, or bike lanes, so a car is highly recommended.  [The use of Mt. Cuba Center’s vehicles for personal use is not permitted.]

Please visit http://mtcubacenter.org/employment/internship-program/   to apply online.  Application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Please apply early because interviews will begin in January 2018, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline.  For more information, email internships@mtcubacenter.org or call 302-239-8886.

 

 

 

 

 

Required Education:


The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in
horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant
fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public
gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in
the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills. 


Required Experience:


 

Salary:


The internship pay is $11/hour
for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included. 
Housing is available on site at beautiful Mt. Cuba Center at no cost to the
intern. 



Apply By:3/1/2018

Phone:302-239-8886

Email:internships@mtcubacenter.org


Posted By: Mt. Cuba Center

Shooting Sports, Hunting Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation Coordinator - Arizona South Carolina 12/19/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Phoenix, South Carolina

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Arizona. This position is a
cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGF) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partnership organizations to assess gaps
in current hunting and shooting sports R3 programming. The position will be located in the AZGF
Department Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The coordinator will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop clear and measurable pathways for hunting and shooting sports R3 in Arizona. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for

enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs

·         Coordinate with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Arizona

·         Develop a mentoring coalition focusing stakeholder efforts on common goals

·         Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Arizona

·         Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts.

·         Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting and shooting sports outreach efforts

·         Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success

·         Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs

·         Assist in the blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports R3 Plan with new and existing state efforts

·         Develop mentored hunting outreach (social networks) with key partners, youth and family organizations 

·         Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Arizona for program analysis

·         Create tools for partners to help mentees to locate mentoring opportunities

·         Work with Hunter Outreach Coordinator to create and implement a template for mentor selection and development in Arizona

·         Volunteer development and management

·         Assist with various programs where applicable including: NWTF & other partner, education/outreach programs (Women in the Outdoors, JAKES, etc.), AZGF HAHWG program, Expos, Mentor hunts, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman/Family

·         Perform administrative duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Undergraduate degree in education, fish and wildlife management, biology, conservation, natural resources management or similar related field

·         Experience in performing above or similar duties

·         An understanding of Arizona conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts

·         Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

·         Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays

·         Excellent communication and organization skills

·         Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others

·         Able to meet requirements to operate a state of Arizona vehicle

·         Able to work with diverse audiences

·         Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management.

·         Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and National

·         Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting & shooting sports R3
efforts

·         Experience with strategic planning, and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Complete the online job application at https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer

 

No telephone calls or agencies please

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:2/1/2018

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Training Coordinator (Extension Instructor) Mississippi 12/19/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 12-month, non-tenure track Extension Instructor focusing on training and outreach related to Human-Wildlife Conflicts. The purpose of this position is to coordinate a wide range of training activities for the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services National Training Academy (NTA), a partnership between USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at MSU. Specifically, this position prepares, delivers, and evaluates professional development trainings for Wildlife Services employees nationally. The mission of USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of organizing, developing, and conducting training programs for the new and existing employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to meet specific, prioritized training needs. Training programs include, but are not limited to, firearms, hazardous materials, immobilization and euthanasia drugs, pesticides, animal care and handling, land vehicles, watercraft, and zoonotic diseases. This position is a grant-funded position and continued employment past one year, is dependent upon renewed funding. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, rigorous and ongoing assessment of training needs and identification of gaps in skills and competencies related to the profession of wildlife damage management and human-wildlife conflicts; collaborating between MSU and the employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to identify subject matter experts and instructional design of courses; and development of peer-reviewed course curriculum for all training activities. This position will facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods, including, but not limited to, classroom instruction, field application, virtual training, and on the job training using recognized training techniques and tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and leading meetings, workshops, and presentations necessary for training completion, including presenting to large groups of people in regional or national arenas. Position responsibilities also include design and application of assessment tools to measure training effectiveness and track/report training outcomes, and providing ongoing feedback to program participants and NTA directorship; coordinating logistics for on and off-site training activities including venues and equipment; and managing and maintaining in-house training facilities and equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or higher in wildlife, natural resources, or training-related field. Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation, curriculum development, and modern training methods/techniques. Proven ability to complete full training cycle (needs assessment, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate). Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools. . Ability to independently research, plan, develop, and coordinate training activities. Demonstrated ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders regarding employee training needs. Candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate should have advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments, proficiency in MS Office, and familiarity with web-based training. Valid state driver's license required. Ability to multi-task and perform routine office work as well as field work in a variety of landscapes and conditions. This job requires frequent, overnight travel that may require the candidate to be gone a week or longer during peak training times.

Salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience ($55,000-$65,000). Position includes frequent overnight trips to various training locations.


Apply By:1/31/2018

Phone:6623257245

Email:af425@msstate.edu

Mailing:

Applications must be submitted
online (http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496327/extension-instructo;
position (PARF# 496327) and should include a cover letter and resume. 


  Upload official and complete college transcripts to application website,


or mail/e-mail to:


                        Anna-Marie Nickels


                        Business Coordinator


                        National Training
Academy


                        Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries and Aquaculture


                        Box 9690


                        MS State, MS 39762


                        (Office) 662-325-7245


                        af425@msstate.edu


Mississippi
State University is an AA/EEO employer  


 


MSU is an equal
opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex
(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status,
age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and
applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share
our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our
student population.


Posted By: Raymond Iglay

Assistant Professor of Tree Health Genetic Resources Florida 12/12/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Florida

Location:Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program using contemporary methods for improvement of resistance and tolerance of forest tree species to pathogens and preconditioning stresses. The overarching goal is the rapid development of improved stock for restoration plantings. The research is expected to be primarily fundamental in nature and geared toward understanding the naturally-occurring genetic mechanisms and/or the genetic architecture of resistance and tolerance to pathogens in forest trees of ecological and societal importance. Applied aspects of the research are expected to involve selection, breeding and deployment of potential restoration stock in forest species. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate with new faculty hires in the Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster (described below), as well as with a diverse set of existing experts in the Plant Pathology Department, the School of Forest and Resource Conservation (forest health, biology and management), IFAS Plant Breeders, the Florida Climate Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, other units on campus, and government agencies.

Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster. Forest ecosystems face increasing and emerging threats, including non-native invaders, resurgence of native diseases and pests, climate and land use changes, and the synergistic effects of these challenges combined. This position is one of four in a cohort (three faculty, one staff) with expertise in: 1) Resilience and Restoration Silviculture; 2) Remote Sensing for Forest Health Modeling; 3) Tree Health Genetic Resources (this position); and 4) Monitoring Coordinator, Global Threats to Forest Health (staff position). The hires associated with this cluster will fill critical gaps in expertise across the Southern US, and will enable anticipation and early detection of forest health threats, a precise understanding of their impacts on society, spatiotemporal monitoring to facilitate early intervention, adaptive silviculture and the capacity to rapidly deploy restoration populations that are genetically resistant (or tolerant) to invaders, drought, and other disturbance risks. The synergistic effects of combined forest health threats require interdisciplinary solutions – this cluster of faculty positions is designed to meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge by seamlessly combining new experts and approaches with existing expertise, in order to guide management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience.

Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology. The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by serving on and chairing graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will engage cooperatively with other faculty and staff in the Ecosystems Cluster in support of the Extension activities in the Cluster as appropriate to his or her program area. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension— regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Qualifications
Required: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Forest Pathology, Forest Genetics or a closely related discipline is required. Experience in forest ecophysiology, plant genomics, plant breeding, host/parasite interactions and/or other aspects of forest health and genetics are highly desirable, as are quantitative analytical and molecular skills. Research focus should be within the context of forest disease management and restoration. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. The ability and desire to lead as well as work effectively within interdisciplinary teams is required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred: Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Employment Conditions
This position is available May 1, 2018 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Nominations
Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 505658
Jeffrey Rollins
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Department of Plant Pathology
1453 Fifield Hall
Gainesville FL 32611-0680
Telephone: 352.273.4620
Facsimile: 352.392.6532
Electronic Mail: rollinsj@ufl.edu

Application Information
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/enus/ job/505658 and submit:

  • Application
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .


Apply By:2/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher