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Assistant Professor of Forest Management

Deadline:
Employer:
University of Maine
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Maine
Location Detail:
Orono, ME
Job Description:

The School of Forest Resources (SFR) at the University of Maine seeks a collaborative colleague to join our faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Forest Management with a 9-month 50/50% research and teaching appointment. The successful applicant is expected to fully participate in UMaine’s undergraduate and graduate education, build a strong research program, and engage with diverse stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

1. 50% Research / 50% Teaching

2. A 50% teaching appointment involves teaching 9 credits per academic year, and may include: a) An upper-level course in forest management, with lecture and field laboratory, for SAF accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, b) other core courses in the forestry program, and/or c) a senior level/graduate courses in forest management or related topic.

3. Advising undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

4. Research expectations include developing an extramurally funded, internationally recognized, forest management research program and collaborating with scientists and educators in forest resources and related disciplines.

5. Service and leadership opportunities exist with landowners, foresters, The Society of American Foresters, The USDA Forest Service, state agencies, and NGOs.

Application: Must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three to five references.

Qualifications:

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

Required:

1. A Ph.D. in forest management or closely related field at the time of appointment. 

2. A background in forest management. 

3. A record or ability to secure funding for research and publish research in peer-reviewed journals. 

4. An interest and ability to effectively teach an analytical approach to forest management and other core courses in the forestry curriculum. 

5. Experience fostering a collaborative, inclusive, team-based approach to solving problems. 

6. The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders ranging from large commercial forest land managers to consulting foresters working with small woodland owners. 

7. A commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution

Desirable:

8. Research interests centered on forest management to address the ecological and socio-economic challenges facing forests in Maine and beyond such as timber production, natural regeneration, forest health, changing climates, and changing forest product markets. 

9. A background in quantitative and integrative approaches to forest management, including linear program and growth & yield applications. 

10. Experience or knowledge in diverse forest management applications ranging from even-aged, planted stands to mixed-species, multi-aged forests.

Miscellaneous:

More details on the position can be found here: 

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Salary:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits:

Information about the University of Maine’s benefits package can be found at: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.maine.edu%2Fabo…

How to Apply:

Please apply through UMaine's Hire Touch system: 

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Direct questions to:

Dr. Adam Daigneault, Forest Management Search Committee Chair 

207-581-2805 or adam.daigneault@maine.edu