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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Assistant Professor Georgia 7/17/2017 +

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Organization:University of Georgia

Location:Athens, Georgia

Job Description:

Position and Responsibilities: This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is a split appointment between the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) (33%) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell) (67%), and is located at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, GA. We seek a colleague with teaching and research interests in policy, economics, management, sustainability, or life-cycle assessment of forest and other natural resources. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one class in the general area of natural resource conservation at the undergraduate level and one class of the candidate’s expertise at the graduate level. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a well-recognized research program capable of attracting graduate students and external funding. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with diverse groups within and outside of the University, including students, faculty, state and federal agencies, NGOs, forest landowners, forest products manufacturers, and other private sector entities. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, mentor graduate students, serve on Warnell/University committees, and participate in professional/scientific societies.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in natural resources or a related discipline prior to the starting date of this position (Fall 2018), and have a strong quantitative/qualitative research background. At least one refereed publication in forest certification and sustainable utilization of forest/natural resources is preferable. Candidates must demonstrate the ability and commitment to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The University: UGA ( is a land grant/sea grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Enrollment is about 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and is located about 60 miles northeast of metropolitan Atlanta.

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources: The tenure home of the successful candidate will be in Warnell at the main UGA campus in Athens, GA. Warnell is a professional school with about 64 faculty, 350 undergraduates, and 200 graduate students ( Warnell offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in a wide array of natural resources disciplines. Warnell has a 740-acre forest less than 15 minutes from campus and about 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching and research. A research group of the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station is located on campus near Warnell.

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: SREL ( is a research unit of UGA located on the nearly 200,000-acre Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility in South Carolina, 130 miles from UGA. With a staff of more than 100 faculty, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its over 60 years of history, SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship.

Application: To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin on Sep 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for potential interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts and three reference letters. University policy requires all candidates to consent to a background investigation ( Finalists will be required to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background check. The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but no later than Aug 2018. All applicants MUST apply online at No paper applications will be accepted. For further questions, please contact Bin Mei (, Chair, Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability Search Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152.

Apply By:9/1/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Timberland Valuation Analyst Washington 7/13/2017 +

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Location:Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

Primary Functions: The primary focus of the position will be to conduct analyses on key valuation functions, including but not limited to:

  • Financial modeling of acquisition and divestiture opportunities, including data analysis, collaboration with key Timberlands business leads, and utilization of proprietary timberland valuation tools
  • Operation and improvement of proprietary financial and valuation models
  • Assist with preparation of the annual report valuing the company’s combined timberland portfolio
  • Support of strategic transactions, including due diligence items such as data room management, inventory review, and timberland market analysis.

Secondary Functions: The position will also support a number of ancillary Acquisition and Divestiture functions, including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring the industrial timberland market and analyzing comparable sales Tracking and benchmarking performance of key acquisitions over time
  • Tracking pricing metrics in strategic timber markets
  • Assisting with competitor benchmarking and analysis


  • Meets one of the following criteria:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Finance or related discipline and a minimum of 1 year of related work experience
    • Master’s degree in Forestry, Finance or related discipline
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and organize tasks to create efficient workflow
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and critical thinker
  • Occasional travel across the US

Apply By:10/13/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Associate Agent - Forest Stewardship Educator Maryland 7/13/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Maryland

Job Description:


Non-Tenure Track Faculty (12 Month Contract)

Position #113633

Location: This position will be housed at the Wye Research & Education Center, in Queenstown, Maryland and have statewide responsibility.

Purpose: University of Maryland Extension is seeking to hire a full-time woodland stewardship educator position on a 12 month contractual basis with benefits that can be renewed annually depending on funding availability. The main focus of the position will be to develop and implement woodland stewardship programs for private woodland owners, natural resource professionals and manage and implement the Maryland/Delaware master logger program in cooperation with partner organizations and the master logger steering committee. Coordination with University of Maryland Extension’s Natural Resource Specialist located at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Department of Environmental Science & Technology Extension Natural Resource Specialist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and the Master Logger Steering committee is expected. This position will report to the Assistant Director for Agriculture & Natural Resource programs at College Park for program direction and the Assistant Director for Extension Operations for personnel matters.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement UME’s Woodland Stewardship Program (60%)
    • Organize, implement and manage the Maryland Woodland Stewards volunteer training program with help from other extension specialists.
    • Develop publications, web resources, and other educational materials on woodland stewardship, invasive species, and other relevant topics.
    • Coordinate the implementation and development of woodland stewardship programs in cooperation with the UME Natural Resources Specialist at WMREC, as well as other UME educators & specialists.
    • Partner with woodland owners, professionals and other organizations to set up demonstration studies that support educational programs.
    • Work with: MD DNR-Forest Service, Tree Farm, Maryland Forests Association, and other State agencies and organizations to promote woodland stewardship.
    • Provide regular articles and material for the Branching Out Woodland Stewardship Newsletter that is produced four times per year and distributed electronically to about 2,000 landowners and others.
    • Provide input and occasional assistance for maintenance and resources on the Maryland Woodland Stewardship webpage,
    • Seek and obtain grant funding to support and develop programs.
    • Implement a backyard woodland program using the Woods In Your Backyard curriculum that will focus on landowners with small acreages.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Maryland/Delaware Master Logger program in cooperation with other partners. (40%)
    • Develop & implement training curriculum via classroom and electronic media
    • Develop publications, web resources, and other educational materials.
    • Maintain accurate databases of master loggers and create a system for continuing educational updates.
    • Edit Master Logger quarterly newsletter
    • Maintain website using Drupal content management system.
    • Maintain inventory of course materials, including printing and assembling manuals and other documents, copying course CDs and DVDs.
    • Advertise training programs, collect registration funds and manage registration materials.
    • Coordinate with the SFI and Master Logger Steering Committees
    • Provide annual reports of accomplishments to SFI and ML Steering Committee.
    • Seek and obtain grant funding to support and develop programs.

Qualifications: Required

  • B.S. degree in forestry or closely related field from an accredited university.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to write effectively
  • Strong computer skills required in WORD, EXCEL, spread sheets and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • A background check must be completed prior to beginning work. Must have driver’s license and own transportation.


  • M.S. preferred.
  • Experience with developing and implementing educational programs for woodland landowners.
  • Ability and willingness to work with volunteers.
  • Qualifications for a Maryland Forest Registration/License is highly preferred (

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be a base of $36,575 per year, with a 12 month contract that can be renewed annually depending on funding availability. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Applications: All candidates must apply online at for position #113633. A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current signed resume or Curriculum Vitae, transcripts (copy acceptable for application process, official transcripts required if offered the position), and three (3) references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.

Closing Date: For best consideration, complete application by September 15, 2017 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Apply By:9/15/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Research and Communications Coordinator Maine 7/13/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Maine

Job Description:

PURPOSE: The CFRU is a 36 member forest landowner / university cooperative that conducts applied scientific research to advance forestry practices on over 8.2 million acres across the state of Maine ( The CFRU is housed within the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) ( at the University of Maine (UMaine). The Research and Communications Coordinator coordinates research and communications programs for the CFRU within a team environment under the direction of the CFRU Director/Program Leader. The incumbent plays a key role in ongoing and new research studies by maintaining long-term field installations and the unit-wide research database, developing new project proposals, and through assisting CFRU Cooperating Scientists and graduate students with field work, data management and statistical analyses. The position is also responsible for the outreach and communications aspects of the CFRU, including all technology transfer activities with CFRU member organizations, the Advisory Committee, and other professionals in the field of forest management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will possess the following education, skills, knowledge, experience, and personal attributes:

  • Master’s degree in forestry, silviculture, natural resources, or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of applied forest management or natural resources research including detailed experience with advanced statistics and database design & maintenance, as demonstrated through relevant university course work and/or work experience.
  • Proficiency with communications and technology transfer in an applied research environment desired; forestry or natural resources field preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will coordinate all CFRU field and laboratory research activities including research communications and other duties as assigned:

  • Managing long-term CFRU research sites (including Maine’s Adaptive Silviculture Experiment Network, Commercial Thinning Research Network, Austin Pond, and Weymouth Point).
  • Serving as safety coordinator to ensure that university safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Fostering development of new research proposals while ensuring a high degree of collaboration, coordination, resource sharing, and communication among research team members.
  • Providing technical guidance and support in experimental design and installation, data management, and field and laboratory methods.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee will be required to hire, supervise, and have formal authority for seasonal students and temporary employees and will ensure that all employees are trained and follow UMaine safety policies and procedures.

BACKGROUND: The University of Maine is a Land Grant and Sea Grant university. The School of Forest Resources awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Forestry; Bioproducts and Bioenergy; and Parks, Recreation & Tourism; as well as Master of Science, Master of Forestry, and Doctoral degrees in Forest Resources. The School also manages 13,000 acres of forestland, including the 4,000-acre Penobscot Experimental Forest jointly managed with the USFS Northern Research Station.

The University of Maine is located in Orono, a small college town bounded by the Stillwater and Penobscot Rivers. The campus is just eight miles north of Bangor, one of the largest cities in Maine, and whose quality of life has earned it a place at the top of many national “best places” lists. The Bangor Region is centrally located in the state, providing nearby access to mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, major parks (Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park), and the Atlantic coast. Orono is a 4-hour drive from Boston, 4.5 hours from Quebec City, and 90 minutes from Bar Harbor.

TO APPLY: Apply online at (position id: 41988). Review of applications will begin on August 7th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Contact:

Dr. Brian Roth (Selection Committee Chair)
Acting Director, CFRU
5755 Nutting Hall, University of Maine
Phone: (207) 944-1392

The finalist for this position must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and driver’s license background check.


$42,000 – 55,000 per annum

Apply By:8/30/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Director, Ecological Restoration Institute, NAU Arizona 7/7/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Northern Arizona University

Location:Flagstaff, Arizona

Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Director of Forest Restoration Operations and Biomass Utilization (DFO) is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all the ERI’s forest operations and biomass utilization programs in accordance with the ERI and NAU strategic plans and annual work plans set out by the organization. As a member of the senior management team, the DFO participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives; works collaboratively to develop outreach strategies to meet goals; supports on-going ERI research and outreach on federal, state, tribal, and private lands; and will assist in the development of forest operations and wood utilization innovation strategies. Collaboration and program leadership with all federal and state land management agencies, industry partners, the public, and other affected organizations is paramount in accomplishing implementation of the forest operations and biomass utilization campus at NAU. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the ERI and Northern Arizona University and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities:


  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and analysis of a forest operations and biomass utilization campus for NAU located at Camp Navajo.
  • Set goals for the work unit and acquire and organize resources to achieve the goals.
  • Supervise and lead professional and support staff.
  • Responsible for providing strategic reports and recommendations to NAU administration on the activity in assigned areas.
  • External Delivery and Outreach responsibilities
    • Identify key audiences and develop and maintain networks for the ERI and the forest operations and biomass utilization campus.
    • Serve as spokesperson on topics related to forest operations and biomass utilization.
  • ERI Internal responsibilities:
    • Identify and develop learning workshops, webinars or training opportunities for land management staff and private industry partners
    • Communicate and collaborate with Research and Development Director and staff on land management research gaps and appropriate methods to address gaps.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relations with collaborators in the NAU College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, the College of Business, and other cognizant experts across campus
  • Other duties assigned as needed

Human resource management

  • Organize and attend weekly departmental meetings to maintain effective communication; attend or direct staff to attend other Director meetings to ensure cross-departmental communication.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, responsible for the selection, hiring, coaching, and discipline of the future program employees.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Biology, or Natural Resources or related field and 10 years of directly related work experience in forest operations or other experience pertinent to this position; OR
  • Master’s degree in Forestry, Biology, or Natural Resources or related and 5 years of directly related work experience in forest operations or other experience pertinent to this position; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Forestry, Biology, or Natural Resources or related field and 5 years of directly related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of secondary research techniques such as systematic reviews of the literature to provide up-to-date information for restoration and conservation practitioners.
  • Able to communicate what the ERI does and what it needs to be successful to a wide spectrum of interests
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and direction of primary research initiatives in ecological restoration in partnership with professional staff and external collaborators.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising professional foresters and ecologists, temporary staff, and student workers.
  • Demonstrated experience serving as a member of a leadership team.
  • Demonstrated success in developing new proposals for external funding to meet stakeholder needs in collaboration with ERI staff and outside partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing reports, peer reviewed publications, and outreach materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in giving presentations to audiences of scientists, natural resource managers, policymakers, private industry, and the public.
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds

Special Instructions:

  • Position is subject to funding
  • Incumbent is not eligible for layoff or recall status
  • This position requires frequent travel. Hours of work may vary to include early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. *The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

This position is posted on the NAU Human Resources staff job openings board, accessible through the following link: Page/

Apply By:7/27/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Hunting & Shooting Sports Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Coordinator Wisconsin 7/5/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.  This position is a cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), 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 Wisconsin.   The position will have statewide duties with a preferred living location in central Wisconsin.  Other duties assigned as needed. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. 


Essential Functions:


·         Implement strategies found in the National Hunting and Shooting Sports Action Plan; the Best Practices Workbook for Hunting and Shooting Recruitment and Retention; the Recommendations and Strategic Tools for Effective Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Efforts; and Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting, and Archery Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation: A Practitioner’s Guide

·         Assess the various gaps that exists in current programs to develop/coordinate clear and measurable pathways for hunting and fishing R3 in Wisconsin

·         Develop tools for identifying potential participants in hunting and fishing outreach efforts

·         Work closely with NWTF staff, NWTF volunteers, DNR staff, and other partners to create a framework for collaboration that provides the foundation for enhanced Implementation of R3 programs based on models of success

·         Work in coordination with existing hunting and fishing R3 staff in Wisconsin to expand capacity for programs that fill gaps in R3 efforts

·         Provide training in the North American Conservation Model with best practices for R3 and application of the Outdoor Recreation Adoption Model (ORAM)

·         Help create and implement a program for mentor selection and development

·         Expand and adapt the Learn to Hunt for Food and Fishing for Dinner programs

·         Assist the NWTF-WI State Chapter with implementing the R3 strategic plan objectives within the “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” program; specifically, coordinating and expanding mentored hunts

·         Assist with various programs where applicable, including: NWTF and other partner education/outreach programs, expos, & mentored hunts

·         Coordinate efforts to reengage 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 hunting/fishing R3 programs

·         Develop/edit R3-related programming materials like brochures, booklets, video productions, digital, social media, and/or radio public service announcements

·         Seek additional funding to support program implementation



·      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 Wisconsin conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local & national hunting and shooting sports R3 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 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:  July 30th, 2017


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


Complete the online job application at



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



Apply By:7/30/2017


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester Oregon 6/28/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Department of Natural Resources for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Location:Pendleton, Oregon

Job Description:

The Department of Natural Resources for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is seeking qualified applicants for a professional forester position. This is a full-time permanent position located in Pendleton, OR. The incumbent would be responsible for enhancing and sustaining Tribally significant First Food sources through various forest management activities including: assisting in timber sale preparation and administration, non-commercial thinning contract development and administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation, and the planning and implementation of prescribed fire.

The position was advertised on June 22, 2017 and will be open until filled, with the first screening of applications will be on August 1, 2017. The vacancy announcement and application materials for this position are posted on the CTUIR public website at

The forester reports to the supervisory forester and is part of a team of 4 foresters and several seasonal technicians with the goal of ecologic and economic management of forest resources for the beneficial owners. Some common tasks assigned to the forester are:

  • preparing plans associated with timber sale layout and design.
  • working alone and as part of a team as timber sale officer.
  • preparing plans and contracts for non-commercial forest thinning.
  • collecting field data related to stand conditions and assist inventory forester with contract inspections.
  • provide feedback and assists with the development of silvicultural treatments.
  • frequent use of ArcGIS software for planning, spatial analysis, creating and editing and attribute data.


Description of CTUIR Forest Resources
There are approximately 20,000 acres of managed forest on the Umatilla Indian Reservation (UIR), all of which is located on the western slope of the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon. Forest types range from dry ponderosa pine to moist mixed conifer with pine, larch, Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, true fir, and spruce at higher elevations. Like much of the dry forests in the western US, the UIR has been subjected to over a century of fire suppression and modest levels of management activity. There is a strong commitment and ample opportunity to guide future succession toward stand conditions which are more historically relevant and sustainable.

Pendleton, OR is full-service service community with a population of approximately 17,000 located immediately west of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Umatilla River flows through the heart of town and Main Street is dotted with local shops and restaurants. Pendleton is home of the famous Pendleton Roundup, a week-long celebration of western culture and rodeo events. Pendleton also has a thriving arts community not limited to the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton Center for the Arts, and Oregon East Symphony.

Apply By:8/1/2017


For more information about the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation can be found at Contact Richie Gardner at or 541-429-7225 if you have specific
questions about this position.

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant / Associate Professor Indiana 6/23/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Purdue University

Location:West Lafayette, Indiana

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry & Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, seeks applicants for an assistant/associate professor of forest economics and management.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a tenure-track, academic-year position. The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) teach two upper division undergraduate courses (forest economics and forest resources management) and 2) develop a leading research and/or extension program in forest resources management and/or economics that addresses critical issues at the state, national, and/or international levels. The balance of research and/or extension will be negotiated depending on candidate’s interest and background. Interdisciplinary collaboration across the department’s diverse natural resources faculty will be essential. Depending on the candidate’s interest, a courtesy appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics is possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in natural resource management or economics, with a focus on forest resource issues. Candidates should have 1) previous experience successfully teaching university courses; 2) demonstrated scholarship in research and/or extension through publication in refereed journals, 3) demonstrated success or the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research and/or extension program, and 4) demonstrated success working on research teams addressing multidisciplinary problems. Undergraduate or graduate training and/or work experience in forestry is strongly preferred. SALARY: Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and previous accomplishments.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit: 1) letter of application; 2) statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum); 3) statement of research and/or extension interests (2 pages maximum); and 3) curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication list and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mike Saunders, via telephone (765-430-1440) or email ( Application packets should be emailed to Marlene Mann ( A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Apply By:9/30/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Procurement Forester Texas 6/2/2017 +

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Location:Evadale, Texas

Job Description:

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 39,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 250 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

Procurement Forester Open Market - Evadale, TX

Highway 105
Evadale, Texas, 77615
United States  

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 36,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 240 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

Procurement Forester: Open Market – Evadale, TX

We are looking for a Procurement Forester to join our Evadale, TX, Forest Resources team to assist in aggressively managing fiber purchase requirements, supporting the overall region objectives to maintain the lowest cost, highest quality fiber sourcing in support of mill’s forecasted needs while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental requirements.  This Procurement Forester role will work with external fiber suppliers to secure delivered volumes of pulpwood, chips and fuel to the Evadale mill system to defined annual targets. The position will be relied on principally to identify and develop fiber supply but will also be expected to mentor and develop associates, lead and develop support team initiatives, and provide strong customer service to our mill customer.

The Opportunity:

1.  Lead, promote, enhance, and model WestRock’s safety and environmentally-conscious culture.

2.  Assist the Area Manager in the executing the annual strategic purchase plan to provide the highest value fiber to the digester across the annual cycle by identify and developing fiber sources and ensuring a consistent supply of targeted levels of delivered fiber through external purchases. 

3.  Assist in the development of the tactical plans supporting the annual strategy to deliver on mill requirements.  Lead the ground level execution of the tactical plans.  Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate robust understanding of market data including the preparation of business strategy recommendations by proactively capturing pertinent market data, evaluating relevance to region strategy, identifying cost savings opportunities, and providing feedback and options to the Area Manager for decision making.

4.  Work with other members of the regional team in the execution of the fiber supply plan with precision and a high sense of urgency, remaining flexible to adjust strategy and tactics given changes in market conditions and/or mill operations to sustain the highest value fiber to the digester across the annual cycle.

5.  Effectively evaluate delivered fiber opportunities and successfully negotiate pricing based on true market demands that provide high quality fiber to the digester at lowest possible costs.

6.  Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including peers, the fiber procurement team, management, landowners, and suppliers in verbal and written form related to relevant operations, strategies, and status of execution. 

7.  Assist the Area Manager in the development and reporting of timely and accurate financial information including budgets, forecasts, and projected spending.

8.  Mentor Associate Forester level staff in regional and procurement operations.

9.  Represent WestRock in the community by participation in Associations, workshops, and civic and government affairs.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field (or 5 years of equivalent Forestry experience in the defined fields above).

Required Experience:

Must have 3+ years of Forestry experience specifically related to working with external logging / fiber supply operations, purchasing timber from open market sources and managing relationships with multiple external logging/fiber supply operations to maintain targeted and consistent delivered fiber.


Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

Apply By:8/1/2017


Posted By: Drew Summers

Manager, Timberland Investments Florida 6/1/2017 +

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Location:Yulee, Florida

Job Description:

The Manager, Timberland Investments, oversees underwriting, due diligence, the approval process and closing items related to large acquisitions and dispositions of timberland. Primary target investment areas are the U.S. South and Pacific Northwest, with periodic evaluation of international opportunities. The Manager, Timberland Investments, will work effectively with forest operations, real estate and support departments to achieve long-term growth objectives. Keys to success will be through a combination of effective written and verbal communication, strong analytical abilities, financial acumen, strategic thinking, adapting to a dynamic timberland investment market and the ability to manage multiple complex transactions.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Forestry. Prefer undergraduate degree in forestry, agriculture, economics, finance, real estate or natural resources related field.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification is preferred and may qualify as substitute for advanced degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in asset management, finance, economic analysis, real estate transactions or related field. Prefer prior experience in agriculture or timberland asset class. Must have prior experience analyzing investments, preparing high quality presentations and writing investment proposals to facilitate decision making.
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently through self-initiative and collaboration with wider team. Strong communication skills and the ability to present complex proposals is required. Must have knowledge required to analyze investment opportunities, build financial models and draw conclusions from data-driven analysis. Prior knowledge of real estate, agriculture or timberland investments is preferred.

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Apply By:9/1/2017

Posted By: KBrasher