The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites
applications for a tenure‐track faculty position in forest resources management. The position will be
filled at the Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience, on a 36‐week academic year
appointment, with 75% Extension and 25% research responsibilities.
We are seeking an outstanding candidate with one or more degrees in forest resources management
or a related field with a demonstrated interest in working with private forest landowners.
Demonstration of research expertise is required in areas such as interaction of human communities
and natural resources, and private forest land issues including landowner education, legacy planning,
stewardship, wildlife habitat management, forest economics, and forest policy.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong nationally recognized Extension
program and to collaborate with Extension educators, faculty, and off‐campus peers with a robust
federally‐funded applied research program on forest resource management that supports their
extension mission. Effort will include working with volunteers, woodland owners associations, state
and federal agencies, private industry, and other partners. The Extension program will use high
educational standards including appropriate audience evaluation for program enhancement. The
successful candidate will be expected to provide expertise and leadership as an active member of the
Extension Renewable Natural Resource Unit, and to engage in extension activities that are consistent
with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of
the “Atlas Platform” (http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas). The candidate’s research program must address
issues relevant to private forest stakeholders, and engage graduate students. Candidates may
contribute to instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance the
Department’s existing curricula. The position will include other faculty‐related activities of service to
the department, college and university.
A doctoral degree is required at time of appointment. Post‐doctoral or academic experience and
successful extramural grant writing experience are desired. The ability to communicate effectively,
to provide leadership, to contribute to the land‐grant mission of the University, and to relate to a
diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders is essential.
Apply online to job 70072 at http://www.psu.jobs. Applications received by May 15 will receive full
consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to
provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences
and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references. Employment will require
successful completion of background checks in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment
opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.
Questions can be directed to
Margot W. Kaye, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology
303 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802