Assistant/Associate Professor

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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Position Number 00006043 Work Schedule Monday to Friday 8 to 5 . Some travel required Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 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 41 tenure-track and tenured faculty, and 15 full time teaching and research faculty (non-tenure track) with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources management, tree improvement, silviculture, policy, and economics, 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 650 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds. 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 ( Additional information about the department and university can be found at and

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University is a world leader in the sustainable use of natural resources. The college’s comprehensive approach to teaching, research and service encompass the many and varied ways in which people’s physical, economic and social needs are met through the wise use of natural resources

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Forest Genetics to lead the Christmas Tree Genetics Program (CTG). This program’s mission is to advance North Carolina’s Christmas tree industry through the application of genetic principles. North Carolina ranks second in the nation in revenue from Christmas trees, which exceeds $100 million annually. While the industry is focused in the mountainous western portion of the state where Fraser fir is cultivated, other species are also grown for Christmas trees throughout the Piedmont and Coastal Plain.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The position responsibilities will be as follows: 50% research, 35% extension, 10% teaching and 5% service. The research and extension programs will be targeted toward the Christmas tree industry and include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The teaching assignment is negotiable but is likely to include one undergraduate course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Service will include departmental and university activities.

Duties of leading the CTG Program include:
•Continuing traditional tree improvement programs while integrating new technologies to improve efficiency and reduce costs
•Overseeing management of ongoing and future long-term field studies (e.g., species and progeny trials, clone banks and seed orchards)
•Planning and managing the program budget and equipment, vehicles, lab and greenhouse facilities
•Obtaining external funding from competitive and non-competitive sources
•Building and sustaining productive relationships with program stakeholders, including the N.C. Christmas Tree Association, Eastern N.C. Christmas Tree Growers Association, the National Christmas Tree Association, N.C. Forest Service and the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
•Developing and sustaining collaborations to support the Christmas tree industry at the state, regional, national and international levels

Other Work/Responsibilities


Minimum Education/Experience

Candidates must have a PhD degree in forestry or plant sciences preferably involving genetics or breeding. The successful candidate must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: tree improvement, crop or animal breeding, forest molecular genetics/genomics, forest health, or silviculture.

Departmental Required Skills

The successful candidate must have demonstrated:
• Capability for independent planning and implementation of teaching, research, extension, and management activities
• Ability to attract external funding from competitive and non-competitive sources
• Ability to work with others and to collaborate with a diverse group of clients
• Experience, or potential, to successfully develop interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty and staff to address pressing biological and economic Christmas tree productivity and health issues
• Excellent communication skills and interest in working with a wide range of individuals and organizations including students, faculty, landowners, the Christmas tree industry, forest industry cooperatives in the department, and public agencies.
• Experience in personnel supervision and team development
• Willingness and ability to travel frequently within North Carolina and occasionally nationally and internationally

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education


Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach required CV, Contact Information for Reference, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Brief Statement of Extension Philosophy and Cover Letter.

Statement of Extension Philosophy should be uploaded to “Other Document 1.”

Job Open Date 02/19/2019 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 07/01/0019 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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Other Document (1)
  6. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/8/2019
    Application Due: 6/27/2019
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