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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 (www.uga.edu) 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 (www.warnell.uga.edu). 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 (www.srel.uga.edu) 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 (www.hr.uga.edu). 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 facultyjobs.uga.edu. No paper applications will be accepted. For further questions, please contact Bin Mei (bmei@uga.edu), 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

Research and Communications Coordinator Maine 7/13/2017 +
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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 (http://www.umaine.edu/cfru). The CFRU is housed within the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) (https://crsf.umaine.edu) 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 https://umaine.hiretouch.com/ (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
Email: brian.roth@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 944-1392

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

Salary:

$42,000 – 55,000 per annum


Apply By:8/30/2017


Posted By: KBrasher