Assistant/Associate Professor (Forest Economics)

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
May 01, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt 231600 FOR

Position Summary: 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 Economics. 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.

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 forestry 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 professional forestry degrees. Responsibilities also include contribution to the Department's focal areas of forest management, economics, and policy through research on the application of economic analysis to problems of active management of the forest resource for an array of objectives. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, economic analysis of various forest management and silvicultural applications; markets, marketing, and trade in wood products; non-timber forest products and ecosystem services; forest land taxation and estate planning; and management of (and for) fire and other natural processes.

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 extramural funding is essential to the success of this position.

This position will teach at least 3 courses per year. Teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level may include upper division courses in forest resource economics, forest policy, and/or one course in the multi-major senior capstone sequence. Expectations include designing, developing, and delivering a graduate-level course covering forest resource economics with emphasis in areas of the incumbent's interest. The incumbent is expected to become a member of the faculty of Oregon State University's Applied Economics Graduate Program, mentor graduate students and, as needs and personal interests dictate, teach a course in that program. This position 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.

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Minimum/Required Qualifications: PhD (by date of hire) in forest, resource or applied economics or related economics program.

Educational background in economics sufficient to teach master's level courses in Oregon State University's Applied Economics Program.

Demonstrated research interests in economic analysis of active forest management.

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

One or more degrees in forestry or related natural resource field.

Working experience in some form of forestry or natural resources management in a non-academic setting.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): 50% Scholarly outcomes for this position will 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.

Posting Number: 0012071

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