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Director--Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Director--Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business


Warnell-Sch Forestry & Nat Res

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities ( The University of Georgia ( is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 18 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 41,200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 68 faculty, 100 support staff, 265 undergraduates, and 240 graduate students ( The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry; Fisheries & Wildlife; Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management; and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages over 17,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, please apply on or before March 15, 2024. Review of complete applications will begin March 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. No paper applications will be accepted. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and contact information for three references. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit three reference letters to the chair of the search committee, Mr. Joe Parsons ( University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation ( The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The preferred starting date is negotiable but no later than July 1, 2024. For additional information, please contact Mr. Joe Parsons (

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

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 (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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Academic Professional AC

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Academic Professional

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in forestry, business or related field.

Position Summary:

This is a 12-month Academic Professional (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (CFB) ( of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. This is a 70% administrative and 30% teaching appointment with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities including courses such as: wood and fiber supply, forestry consulting, forest business seminar and if needed a summer field course. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting the biennial Timberland Investment Conference and other periodic continuing education programs. They will also oversee the CFB budget, assist in strategic planning efforts, market forest business graduate programs and recruit students, support and promote CFB faculty research efforts, and expand and maintain close ties to program employers and stakeholders. Furthermore, the successful candidate will assist the Dean of the Warnell School with corporate-focused development efforts, legislative/external affairs, and CFB strategic planning as requested.

Additional Requirements:

Ten or more years of significant recent managerial/executive experience in the forest business sector.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty and be effective instructors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants with at least one degree from an SAF accredited forestry program.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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