Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University
Responsibilities: The Department of Forestry is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in the field of Natural Resource Conservation and Management at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching, research, and service activities. The successful candidate will support our Society of American Foresters accredited undergraduate degree program in Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation by contributing to existing courses and developing new courses in their field of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will also contribute to the Department’s on-campus and distance education degree programs. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a competitive extramurally-funded research program. Appropriate areas of research expertise include, but are not limited to: environmental assessments; human dimensions of natural resource management; ecosystem services and modeling; forest certification; urban and community forestry; environmental policy and decision-making; or sustainability science. Opportunities exist to collaborate with the USDA Forest Service, other federal and state agencies, industry, and private landowners and managers. Service responsibilities will include participation in Department, College, and University activities; developing strong mentoring programs for undergraduate and graduate students; and interacting with constituents and professional organizations.
Application Procedure: Screening of applicants will begin January 31, 2022, and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made on the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF Number 503392). Applicants should also send, in a single PDF, their: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 1-page Research Statement, (4) 1-page Teaching Statement, (5) 1-page Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, (6) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts, and (7) Contact Information for three References to:
Dr. Courtney Siegert (email: Courtney.Siegert@msstate.edu)
Chair, Natural Resource Conservation and Management Search and Screening Committee
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681
Minimum Qualifications: A PhD with a specialization in natural resource management, environmental conservation, environmental science and policy, forestry, or a closely related field. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications: Competitive candidates should have a strong record of scholarly publications, demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding, and experience in teaching both on-campus and distance education courses at the university level. Previous experience with the National Environmental Policy Act is also preferred.