Assistant/Associate Professor (Forest Management)

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

This position will complement and enhance the Department's reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and public education and outreach. As a critical member of the forest engineering and forest management faculty, this position will be responsible for delivering quality instruction and helping to maintain the Society of American Foresters (SAF) accreditation for the Department's Forestry degree. Responsibilities also include contribution to the Department's focal areas that support active management for broad-scale healthy working landscapes: developing and refining active management techniques to improve ecosystem health, resilience, and function, and integrating traditional principles of commodity production with contemporary issues such as ecosystem services, climate change, forest certification, and natural disturbances. It is expected that this position will collaborate with other scientists in the College's Institute for Working Forest Landscapes.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management (FERM) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Forest Management. Incumbent is encouraged to increase his/her base salary by seeking supplemental funding for the summer through other activities related to the approved position description.

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt 231600 FOR

Position Duties: 50% RESEARCH:
Research will contribute to at least one of the department's focal areas including forest management, economics and policy. Acquisition of external funding is essential to the success of this position.

This position will be expected to teach at least three courses per year. Teaching responsibilities may include an integrative senior landscape planning capstone course, a graduate course in forest landscape management, an introductory freshman undergraduate forestry orientation course and/or an upper- division course in forest management planning at the landscape scale. Participation in Forestry Field School is also expected. The incumbent will serve as a graduate advisor for 2-4 students.

This position will serve on 2-4 permanent or ad hoc committees during each academic year, contribute to curriculum development, and provide other Departmental, College, University, and/or professional service as needed.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Ph.D (by date of hire) in forest management, landscape and/or ecosystem modeling, forest planning or closely related field, with a strong focus on managed forest landscapes and associated human impacts.

Knowledge of the ecological and physiological processes that control forest productivity, emphasizing applications to large forest landscapes of diverse ownerships.

Good interpersonal and communication skills enabling collaboration with a broad spectrum of students, teachers, researchers, and natural resource professionals.

Demonstrable commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.

To be appointed at the Associate Professor level, applicants must have sufficient experience to qualify for promotion according to University guidelines. Appointment at the assistant or associate level requires teaching and research performance that meets the criteria for promotion to the rank. A strong empirical research record (associate) or potential for empirical research and scholarly publication (assistant) and teaching effectiveness must be evident.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with modeling methods applicable to the analysis of working forest landscapes.

Evidence of experience in the areas of university-level teaching, research and scholarly work, competitively funded grant writing, and professional service.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): 50% Scholarly outcomes for this position are expected to result from research duties. Research will contribute to at least one of the department's focal areas including forest management, economics and policy.

Posting Date: 03-07-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 04-07-2014

Closing Date: 05-04-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by April 7, 2014.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: John Sessions, (541) 737-2818,

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posting Number: 0012069

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