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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of FOREST MEASUREMENTS & ANALYSIS

Deadline:
Employer:
Louisiana Tech University
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Louisiana
Location Detail:
Louisiana Tech University
Job Description:

The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure- track, 9-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor faculty position specializing in Forest Measurements and Analysis (60% teaching, 30% research, 10% service). We seek a colleague with expertise in both traditional and innovative forest measurements techniques and forest inventory strategies, as well as sampling methods, growth and yield, and/or data analysis. The successful candidate will join the ranks of a robust SAF-accredited forestry program that prepares students for professional careers in forestry and natural resource management, and for the pursuit of graduate scholarship in those fields.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Contribute to advancing the school’s mission via teaching, research, and service activity. Teaching expectations include instruction in undergraduate courses such as Forest Measurements, Forest Growth & Yield, Applied Statistics; shared participation in Tech’s summer forestry field session; and development of advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Establish an externally-funded, nationally-recognized applied research program. Help recruit, advise, and mentor students (undergraduate and graduate); serve on School, College, and University committees; and actively participate in professional and/or scientific societies, engaging with forestry professionals at local, state, and regional levels.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in forest measurements or related field, with strong background in quantitative methods and applications. At least one degree from an SAF-accredited forestry program is preferred. Preference may be given to candidates with additional background in wildlife habitat analysis, geospatial data analysis, and/or integrated UAV technologies. Commitment to the professional education of undergraduate students is a must. Strong written and oral communication skills, with effective interpersonal skills to engage productively with students, faculty, staff, and the public. Evidence of the ability to plan and conduct research: design studies/experiments, analyze and interpret data, publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and transfer information to users. Must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment.

Miscellaneous:

N/A

Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits:

Louisiana Tech University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; screening of applicants begins January 31, 2022. Submit cover letter; curriculum vitae; unofficial academic transcripts; a brief description of the proposed research program; statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and contact details for three professional references. The expected starting date of September 1, 2022, is flexible and may be negotiated.

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CONTACT: Search committee chair Dr. Gordon Holley; gholley@latech.edu; (318) 257-4926.