*Assistant/Associate Professor of Forestry*
*Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation*
The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with specialization in forest resource management/economics/policy. The position is a 12-month appointment with the majority of responsibilities in Extension with some teaching. The anticipated starting date is mid-2015. Clemson is a Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina.
The core requirement of the position for the successful candidate will be to develop a statewide extension program that promotes best practices to landowners and managers while being cognizant of current and emerging issues in forest resource management. The successful candidate will lead the Forestry and Natural Resources Team for Extension in the development and implementation of this program. The quality of the developed extension program should garner it regional and national recognition. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop professional relationships with state and national forest resource agencies, centers, the American Tree Farm System, the South Carolina Forestry Association and the South Carolina Forestry Commission. This position will require contributions to teaching, advising, and mentoring. The successful applicant will teach on average two undergraduate forestry courses and one graduate forestry course every other year. Undergraduate courses to be taught may be selected from areas of forest management, forest valuation, forest management planning, and forest policy. The successful candidate will develop a graduate-level course that adds needed analytical and conceptual dimensions to the graduate program in those course areas. Duties also include undergraduate advising in Forest Resources Management. Service to the university, the department, and the forestry and natural resources profession is expected. While this is not a research appointment, scholarly productivity is expected.
Qualifications include a doctorate in Forest Resource Management from a program with a SAF accredited undergraduate Forestry program. Candidates with a broad forest resource management background and strong record of outreach education, extension publication and undergraduate teaching are preferred. An undergraduate forestry degree or a Masters of Forestry or Forest Resources from a SAF accredited university is also desirable.
Application deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview before June 1, 2015 or until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is August 1, 2015.
Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ForExtension.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page document discussing candidate’s philosophy of forest resources management for South Carolina); (4) a one-page document explaining Extension/outreach activities and accomplishments; (5) a one-page document of candidate’s teaching
philosophy; (6) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions
attended; and (7) a Curriculum Vitae.
Submit materials to:
Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634
Position related questions may be directed to:
Tom Straka, Ph.D.
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Deadline: May 1, 2015