Assistant Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology-Massachusetts

Agency
University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation Amherst, MA
Location
Amherst, MA
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Salary
Salary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications
Start Date
09/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/01/2019
Website
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496870/tenure-track.
Description
Assistant Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation Amherst, MA The Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://eco.umass.edu/) seeks talented applicants for a 9-month academic year, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology. Earliest appointment date is September 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will be focused on silvicultural approaches in family forest owner dominated landscapes that can increase the resiliency and adaptive capacity of forested ecosystems to challenges such as climate change, invasive insects and plants, and excessive herbivory while also providing the sustainable production of wood products and other key ecosystem services (e.g., carbon, water). The focus of this position is on sustainable forest management in a changing environment. Possible research topics may include: understanding the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, adapting forest ecosystems to changing and uncertain future conditions and objectives, and managing forest structure and composition to achieve ecological and economic goals. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level undergraduate/graduate course in silviculture and forest measurements. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in forestry or closely related field with a minimum of one forestry degree from an SAF accredited program. The applicant’s experience should demonstrate strengths in field experiences and training in silviculture and applied forest ecology; experience working with family forest owners, land management agencies, and/or land trusts; and an ability to develop an externally funded research program. To see the full job description visit: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496870/tenure-track.
Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in forestry or closely related field with a minimum of one forestry degree from an SAF accredited program. The focus of this position is on sustainable forest management in a changing environment. Possible research topics may include: understanding the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, adapting forest ecosystems to changing and uncertain future conditions and objectives, and managing forest structure and composition to achieve ecological and economic goals. In addition, this person will provide leadership for their profession and collaborate with other faculty and partner organizations to address the critical issues of Massachusetts and beyond. The applicant’s experience should demonstrate strengths in field experiences and training in silviculture and applied forest ecology; experience working with family forest owners, land management agencies, and/or land trusts; ability to develop an externally funded research program; and demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication. Preferred qualifications include previous teaching experience at a university level; active participation in professional societies; and interest in developing field-based research projects in Massachusetts and New England.
Contact Person
Paul Catanzaro, Search Chair
Contact Phone
(413) 545-4839
Contact eMail
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