The University of Montana (Missoula) is seeking applications for the WA Franke Endowed Faculty Chair in Forest Conservation, housed in the Department of Forest Management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. This is an open-rank, tenurable position to begin fall 2022. Candidates should be experienced or rising scholars who conduct research at the nexus of forest conservation finance and economics, climate, and carbon. The successful candidate will advance the Department’s goal to provide innovation and leadership in forest-based natural climate solutions. We welcome applications from candidates with core disciplinary training in the biophysical or social sciences, particularly those who will help us diversify the leadership in our programs.
The successful candidate will maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program focused on forest management at the nexus of conservation finance and economics, climate, and carbon, and will focus a portion of their program on western US forests. Teaching responsibilities include instruction in the professional B.S. Forestry degree and graduate student instruction and mentoring. Service and outreach include service to the department, college, and university, to academic peers, and to professional land managers and policy-makers nationally and/or internationally.
The successful candidate must possess:
*An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree.
*A record of impactful and distinguished research and scholarship relative to career stage; OR: record of scholarship and professional leadership in forest management or conservation in the private, public, or non-governmental sectors meriting a faculty appointment in the Department of Forest Management.
*Evidence of established or growing professional distinction and national recognition, including scholarly publications in peer-reviewed outlets.
*Demonstrated expertise and evidence of the ability to maintain an exemplary research program in the area of forest-based natural climate solutions at the intersection of conservation finance and economics, climate, and carbon.
*Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring, or potential for excellence, at the undergraduate and graduate level.
*Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 13, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the application materials to the UM Jobs website at: https://umjobs.silkroad.com/