Associate Professor Without Tenure in Wood Products Business and Environmental Assessment

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for an Associate Professor Without Tenure (100% FTE, 12-month term) in Wood Products Business and Environmental Assessment. The successful candidate will join the School’s Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR), a world-renown applied research center whose mission is to provide research, analysis, education and outreach to support sustainable forestry and forest products trade. To learn more about CINTRAFOR, please visit our web site at:

This faculty position will contribute to CINTRAFOR’s and SEFS’ success by providing expertise in the following areas: the factors that influence the competitiveness of wood products in international trade; the adoption and diffusion of innovative new products; and analysis of national and international green building programs and the role of certified wood in those programs, including life cycle assessment related to wood building materials. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate and connect with other scientists; develop and strengthen a vibrant, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program that addresses scientific questions of fundamental significance, and provide high quality teaching, mentor students, and advance equity and inclusion.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The University of Washington (Seattle campus), a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment. The College of the Environment, including its six Schools and Departments and multiple programs, institutes, and centers, connects educators, researchers, students and citizens, cultivating communities who work with and learn from each other while tackling critical environmental challenges. The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge for the stewardship of natural and managed environments and the sustainable use of their products and services through teaching, research and outreach. Our Seattle location is ideal, with access to a multitude of collaboration opportunities in a vibrant urban location with the allure of the mountains, forests and islands within 45 minutes of campus.

The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see

The UW and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. This position will be expected to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and engage audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. SEFS’ Diversity Commitment Statement is: Respect for difference and equity is a core value in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. We acknowledge and embrace difference (including race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, age, citizenship status, and ability) as we strive to create learning environments, scholarship, mentoring relationships, and working environments that foster inclusivity and belonging in our community. To do so, we strive to promote equity and inclusion by eliminating individual and institutional discrimination. To read more about SEFS’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments and efforts, please visit  

Benefits: The UW offers a generous benefits package to its faculty, including medical and dental insurance, paid sick leave, multiple retirement plans, life insurance, employee assistance programs, and more. Please see the description of available benefits here:

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field. A minimum of 48 months of academic experience (research and teaching) at an assistant professorial level is required. Also required is experience conducting international trade research in the Asian region and experience in environmental assessment of wood products business and international trade issues. Candidates must be proficient in advanced quantitative modeling techniques and have experience using adoption and diffusion modeling techniques. The candidate is also required to show a documented record of research funding they have secured.

To Apply: Applicants will be directed to submit materials via Interfolio and must be received by the closing date of July 23, 2021. Required application materials include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae with publication list,
  • three statements (no more than 10 pages total) addressing 1) research and leadership accomplishments, as well as future research plans, 2) a statement on teaching and mentoring, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3) contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (, and
  • contact information for three (3) referees that will prompt invitations for them to submit referrals confidentially through the Interfolio application

Questions regarding potential disability accommodations during the application process can be directed to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (