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Great Plains Forestry – Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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The School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Great Plains Forestry. This 12-month position shall have appointments in research (60%) and teaching (40%). The successful candidate for this position is expected to develop a high-impact, internationally recognized research and teaching program in the management and ecology of forests of the Great Plains. Potential research areas include: 1) ecosystem services of woody plants in rural, urban, or riparian landscapes; 2) ecology and management of urban and community forests; 3) the use of shelterbelts, riparian buffers, silvipastoral systems, and other agroforestry practices in sustainable agricultural landscapes; and 4) prevention and/or mitigation of environmental stresses to forest ecosystems such as fire, insects, diseases, drought, or climate change. 


The incumbent will collaborate with faculty and staff in SNR, the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) and other units in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as well as partners including the USDA National Agroforestry Center, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the Arbor Day Foundation to strengthen research and educational programming. The incumbent will contribute to IANR’s Regional and Community Forestry undergraduate program and may be asked to coordinate and/or assist forestry-related research on IANR’s five forestry properties. Courses to be taught may include, but are not limited to, forest management, agroforestry, habitat management, forest ecology, silviculture, forest measurement, and natural resources policy.


A Ph.D. in forestry or forestry-related fields at the time of appointment is required. Research experience in one or more of the four potential research areas and teaching experience with forestry and natural resources undergraduate courses are preferred.

How to Apply:

To view details of the position and make application, go to , requisition F_180066. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and statements regarding research and teaching interests/philosophy. Review of applications will begin July 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See