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Assistant Professor Mississippi 2/11/2019 +
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Organization:Assistant Professor

Location:Biloxi, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job no: 498129

Position type: Full-Time 12-Month

Department: 015900 - Coastal Research & Extension Center

Location: Biloxi, MS

Categories: Faculty

Position Open Date: Feb 4 2019

Department Profile: Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) serves as Mississippi State University’s “southern exposure”. This position in based in Biloxi, MS.

Area of Specialization: Forestry

Anticipated Appointment Date: July 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status: Tenure-track 12-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will develop and teach educational programs to the appropriate clientele and county Extension Agents based on national, state, and county needs assessments. These documented Program Plans will include documented curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the successful candidate and/or county Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts. Duties will include the development of an Extension forestry and applied research program targeting forestry and forest management issues with an additional emphasis in a specialized area of expertise.

This position will be based in Biloxi, but will require travel to county Extension offices and other locations as needed. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with County Extension personnel as a resource.

The Assistant Professor will facilitate technology, research and educational transfer through appropriate training presentations, workshops, and in-service training sessions. The Assistant Professor will interact regularly with forestry stakeholders, including government and non-government agencies and organizations, who represent all facets of forestry issues to identify and facilitate timely applied research and Extension efforts addressing specific problems encountered by clientele. The Assistant Professor will maintain programmatic ties with other Extension State Specialists and other faculty in the Department of Forestry to implement innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs as appropriate.

The Assistant Professor will ensure information transfer to stakeholders through on-site verification of research based recommendations via use of appropriate technology. The individual will facilitate, coordinate and participate in Extension and applied research projects, demonstrations and other Extension and applied research activities in collaboration with Extension and government and non-government agency and organization scientists. The individual will submit and/or partner with colleagues in grant and contract proposals seeking funding to support outreach and applied research efforts. Furthermore, the Assistant Professor will demonstrate and present information and updates through effective program delivery by planning and participating in local, statewide, regional, national and international meetings. In accordance with an Assistant Professor appointment, appropriate scholarly publications (print and web based) including: web-based information sheets, popular articles in trade magazines and newsletters, refereed journal articles, and press releases will be published where appropriate. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to ensure the most pressing needs of the programmatic area are met.

The Assistant Professor will actively participate in professional societies/organizations as well as appropriate CREC and Department of Forestry committees. These activities should include involvement in coordinating ecological goals/objectives through collaborative "team" efforts with Specialists, Agents and research scientists. The Assistant Professor will have an active voice and display leadership in professional organizations and committees. In addition, the Assistant Professor should work actively in the community to educate the general public about forest management issues accomplished through a variety of displays, presentations and other media outlets throughout Mississippi.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in forestry or a closely related field with an emphasis on the management and use of forest resources. At least one degree must be from an accredited forestry program. Acceptable candidates must have outstanding English verbal and written communication skills, statistics, experimental design, and/or the scientific assessment techniques required to develop and deliver an applied research and Extension program and to fulfill job responsibilities. ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): ABDs will be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desired areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, forest management, economics, forest taxation, forest products, silviculture, ecology, and longleaf pine systems. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrated record of extramural funding. Willingness to address critical and emerging forest management issues as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. Resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript, vitae, and statement of research must be submitted with application. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately by your references to:

Forestry Search
Mississippi State University
Coastal Research and Extension Center
In care of Mary Dikes
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 30532
 


Apply By:4/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor (2 positions) Mississippi 2/6/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, seeks to fill two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in Applied Forest Ecology/Biology/Silviculture. Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching program, research, mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and service activities. Each successful candidate will be expected to teach c ourses in the Department’s two undergraduate majors (Forestry, Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation) and teach or develop additional graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Each successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and other federal agencies, state agencies, forest industry, resource managers, and private landowners.

Department Profile:

The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Departmental activities include undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and extension programs in forestry and natural resources. The Department has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. The MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,244-acre research and teaching forest, and the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and Tombigbee National Forest are near the university and are used for teaching and research activities.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie High Research Activity institution and a land grant university which includes the Mississippi State University Extension Service. The university is located in Starkville, a beautiful college town in northeast Mississippi (www.msstate.edu/web/about).

Area of Specialization: Applied Forest Ecology/Biology/Silviculture

Anticipated Appointment Date: July 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status: 12-month tenure-track position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching program, research program, mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and service activities. Each successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Department’s two undergraduate majors (Forestry, Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation) and teach or develop additional graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Each successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and other federal agencies, state agencies, forest industry, resource managers, and private landowners.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely related field is required. ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge/experience of appropriate silvicultural and/or spatial methods for a variety of forest ecosystems, a record of scholarly publication, demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding, experience in teaching at the university level, and an undergraduate degree in forestry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Appropriate areas of research expertise could include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of southern species with an emphasis on pine
  • Effects of changing pine plantation structure
  • Quantifying impacts of disturbance on all forest ecosystems
  • Development of environment impact assessments
  • Use of spatial technologies (LiDAR, spectral imagery) in management, measurements, procurement, etc.

Instructions for Applying: Screening of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu. Applicants should also send (in a single pdf) a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (for all degrees), a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. John B. Auel (jba9@msstate.edu)
Chair, Applied Forest Ecology/Biology/Silviculture Search Committee
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681

Applicant should redact social security number that appear on academic transcript. The applicant should redact SSN prior to submitting online.


Apply By:3/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 1/23/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Correa River and Floodplain Ecology Lab, in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for a Ph.D. graduate student research assistantship. The selected applicant will work under the supervision of Drs. Sandra Bibiana Correa (MSU, Mississippi, USA) and Javier Maldonado (JaverianaUniversity, Bogotá, Colombia) conducting macroecologicalmodeling using large databases of fish and plant species distributions.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. Degree in EEB, Biology, Zoology, Wildlife & Fisheries or related field. Knowledge of niche theory, spatial analysis, biogeography, phylogenetics, and strong quantitative, GIS and R programming skills are highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

LOCATION: Starkville, Mississippi.

STARTING DATE: Summer or fall 2019 (negotiable).

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begin March 8, 2019. Open until filled.

SALARY: Annual $23,500 + tuition waiver.

HOW TO APPLY: Send the following materials (single PDF) to Sandra Bibiana Correa (sbc257@msstate.edu) and Javier Maldonado (maldonadoj@javeriana.edu.co):

  1. Cover letter stating interest in the position and long-term career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae including three references.
  3. GRE scores.
  4. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are fine).
  5. For non-native English speakers: TOEFL scores ≥ 550 PBT or ≥79 iBTor IELTS ≥ 6.5.


Apply By:3/31/2019


Posted By: KBrasher