Assistant Professor-Outreach/Extension Silviculture
Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: This is a fiscal year (12-month, 1.0 EFT) tenure-track, 75% outreach and 25% research appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor and is stationed at the University of Georgia Campus in Tifton, GA. Individuals with expertise in the broad area of silvicultural issues relevant to southern ecosystems are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will include the development of externally funded applied research and outreach/extension programs that produce relevant, refereed literature and science-based information. The focus area will be in vegetation management, including native and invasive plants, use of prescribed burning, establishment and management of southern pine stands or related topics to the state and region. The successful candidate is expected to establish a regionally/nationally recognized program in applied silviculture. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding, publish research findings in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and widely disseminated extension literature, direct/mentor graduate students, collaborate with faculty and stakeholders, serve on School/University committees, and actively 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in forestry, natural resources, or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Applications from individuals with at least one year of experience in developing and implementing education and extension programming are preferred. The successful candidate will provide compelling evidence of, or potential for, extension productivity and should have expertise in outreach or extension education, conducting and reporting applied research, successfully mentoring students, and non-traditional or on-line instruction. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and willingness to work closely with Warnell School outreach and research faculty, State and Federal public land management partners, Cooperative Extension Agents, private forest landowners, forestry consultants, natural resource managers and other constituent groups.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Employee Percentage: 1.0 EFT
Location of Vacancy: Tifton Area