Assistant Professor of Biometry

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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant Professor of Biometry Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with rank and experience Position Number 00103559 Work Schedule TBD Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Department 150401 - For & Envir Res Acad Research Department For & Envir Res Acad Research Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources ( has 61 full-time teaching and research faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources management, tree improvement, silviculture, economics and policy, environmental technology, fisheries and wildlife, forest biotechnology, international forestry, biodiversity, conservation and restoration ecology, and geographic information systems. The Department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, and currently has approximately 600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources houses three forest industry cooperatives and one forest consortium whose combined membership totals more than 100 state and federal agencies, private forest industries, REITs, and TIMOs with forestlands primarily in North America, Central America and South America. North Carolina State University is one of the nation’s leading public land-grant universities with a total enrollment of
approximately 34,000 students. The university is located in the capital city of Raleigh ( and

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Essential Job Duties

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Forest Biometry/Growth and Yield. The appointment is 45% research, 45% teaching and 10% service. The candidate should have experience in forest biometry and mensuration. The qualified candidate should have at least one degree in forest management and scholarship in forest biometry/growth and yield. Applicants should have clearly demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the department, college, and university.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Teaching and Mentoring Responsibility:
The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in forest biometry courses across the forest management curriculum, including a three week mensuration course at forestry summer field course, a junior level biometry course, and a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will be responsible for advising and mentoring forestry undergraduate and graduate students and provide consultation to the College Forest Assets team.

Research Responsibilities:
The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in forest biometrics and mensuration and have a strong background in biostatics and quantitative methods. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the three forest industry cooperatives (Tree Improvement, Forest Productivity, Camcore) and the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium.

Service Responsibilities:
The candidate will serve on academic (e.g. departmental, college, and university) committees, supervise forestry undergraduate club, and engage with professional society committees and activities.

Minimum Education/Experience

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in forest biometry, forest management, or closely related field, and preferably at least two years of post-doctoral experience.

Departmental Required Skills

The candidate must have: (1) a Ph.D. degree in forest biometry, forest management, or closely related field, and preferably at least two years of post-doctoral experience, (2) a proven track record or demonstrated potential of high-impact publications in forestry related journals, (3) demonstrated experience or potential to attract external funding, (4) demonstrated experience interacting with forest management undergraduates students, (5) excellent problem-solving and oral and written communication skills; and (6) desire to collaborate in teaching, research, and service missions of NC State.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

At least two years of post-doctoral experience.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applicants should complete application including uploading a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and teaching philosophy, copies of college transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three references.

Job Open Date 02/14/2019 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 08/01/2019 AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. * If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Research Statement
  4. Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests
  5. Resume/CV
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    Posted: 2/15/2019
    Application Due: 4/24/2019
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