Assistant Professor, Forestry-Iowa

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
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The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position for an Assistant Professor of Forestry. We seek a faculty member with expertise in forest management and silviculture to achieve a variety of ecosystem goods and services (e.g., timber and other forest products, habitat, water quality protection). This position is a 12-month appointment with integrated responsibilities in extension (65%), research (30%), and teaching (5%). The successful applicant will provide statewide leadership in education and outreach efforts on forest stewardship in collaboration with other professional extension educators as well as personnel in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and other resource management agencies in the state. This individual will provide education and outreach to public and private forest landowners and managers. They will closely integrate these efforts with an applied research program that addresses important forest stewardship opportunities and challenges (forest/woodlot management, silviculture, forest products) primarily in Midwestern forest ecosystems. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in support of the teaching program of the department in their area of specialization. The Department of NREM is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce: The successful applicant is expected to enhance opportunities for diverse participants in all of their activities. The Department will strongly support professional development for the successful candidate.
Required Education and Experience: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. by start date in the field of forestry or a closely related natural resource field; demonstrated knowledge of extension/outreach delivery; demonstrated research experience related to forest science and stewardship, including, but not limited to, silviculture, urban forestry, and/or extension education; and possess excellent communication skills appropriate for both technical and non-technical audiences using a variety of media. Preferred Education and Experience: Applicants will have a peer-reviewed publication record; post-doctoral experience; extension program experience; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment; grant-writing experience and the ability to obtain external funding to support research and/or extension activities; and demonstrated excellence in university and extension education in forestry. To Apply: All applications must be submitted electronically at: Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, concise statement of extension and research philosophies, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018. For additional information please email
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