Assistant Professor-Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: 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 commited 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. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
Minimum 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 and qualitative research background as evidenced by at least one peer reviewed publication in a leading natural resource journal. Candidates must demonstrate the ability and commitment to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Preferred Qualifications: At least one refereed publication in forest certification and sustainable utilization of forest/natural resources is preferable.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Employee Percentage: 0.75-EFT
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area