Assistant Professor- Forest Health

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Assistant Professor- Forest Health

Location: 260 Lehotsky Hall

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in Forest Health. This position is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%), with the possibility of additional salary for teaching summer courses.

Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant opportunities for research and teaching. Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in South Carolina, and the state's forest industry has an economic impact exceeding 21 billion dollars annually. We seek a candidate who uses ecological and management-oriented approaches to address issues in forest health such as emerging pests and pathogens, integrated pest management, and global change. This position is critical for supporting our SAF-accredited forestry curriculum. The ideal candidate will have expertise that complements existing faculty, with preference for applicants who have diverse skill sets including forest pathology, forest entomology and have a strong interest in developing a field-based research and teaching program. The position will require teaching, advising, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, as well as participation on departmental committees. The successful applicant will teach courses in both the graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Courses will include Integrated Forest Pest Management and a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program focusing on contemporary forest health-related research issues.


Qualifications include a PhD in Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Science (or similar) with research specialization in forest pathology, forest entomology, forest ecology, or related areas. A B.S. Degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited program is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral research experience, evidence of research productivity, and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support an active field-based research program to support the Land Grant mission. Candidates with strong records of undergraduate teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Application deadline: To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted via Interfolio by November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Materials for application: 1. Letter of interest 2. CV 3. Contact info for 3 references 4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy 5. Research statement 6. One-page statement on commitment to diversity 7. Unofficial transcripts Position related questions may be directed to: Donald Hagan, PhD Clemson University 864-656-7333

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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