Visiting Assistant Professor of Forestry

Job description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Forestry position for one year, with the possibility for renewal for a second year.

The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (a laboratory component of a class counts as one course), including a field-based introductory forestry course and one or more courses in fire ecology, forest watershed restoration, or tropical forestry ecology and management. The department encourages additional courses that could include forest health, GIS applications in forestry, forest biometrics, forest wildlife, water policy, or other courses within the applicant’s interests.

The ten-member Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers four majors: Geology, Forestry, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Environment and Sustainability, as well as a certificate in Watershed Sciences. The forests, soils, geology, and hydrology of the University’s property are used extensively in teaching and research.

Applicants should have extensive field-based experience and a Ph.D. in forestry. Demonstrated success in teaching and the ability to drive a 12- passenger van will both be required.

For full consideration, please apply by May 12, 2021. The review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Please submit through the application portal a cover letter, resume, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of reference* addressed to Dr. Martin Knoll.

*Letters of reference may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Godsey, Assistant for Finance & Administration, at [email protected]


The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.





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Posted: 4/14/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time