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Assistant Professor and Starker Chair of Family Forestry position in the College of Forestry.

Oregan State University
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Oregon State University
Job Description:

The primary responsibility of this position will focus on generating knowledge and teaching university students and forest owners about the management and stewardship of private forests. The position will coordinate research and educational programs on the Elizabeth Starker Cameron Demonstration Forest. The position also will develop the Elizabeth Starker Cameron Demonstration Forest into a premier extension and research forest that demonstrates sound forestry principles applicable to private forests throughout the Pacific Northwest.

We seek a colleague who has a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, education, and outreach. OSU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer, and especially encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of inclusive excellence. OSU is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors, and employees. Faculty members in the College of Forestry design, develop, maintain, or carry out Extension programs that serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized.

Position Duties:

50% - Research
25% - Extension
15% - Teaching and Mentoring 10% - Service


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD by date of hire in forestry, natural resource management, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated or substantial potential for, research in the human or biophysical dimensions of small-scale forest


  • Demonstrated ability or substantial potential to secure competitively funded grants for research.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Evidence of or substantial potential for, effective interpersonal relationships, such as collaboration with a broad

    spectrum of landowners.

  • Experience in or demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.                                                                                                                                                                             Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research productivity in the human or biophysical dimensions of small-scale forest management.

  • Field experience in some form of forestry or natural resources management.

  • Experience in the development and delivery of university-level teaching, outreach, or extension.

  • Experience participating in multiple-stakeholder groups.





How to Apply:

To view the posting and apply, go to and search for posting # P05106UF. For full consideration, apply by January 28, 2022. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2022. For additional information please contact Dr. John Sessions ( OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled employer