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Director--Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 16, 2023

Job Details


Position Summary

This is a 12-month Academic Professional (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business ( CFB ) ( www.ugacfb.com ) of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. This is a 70% administrative and 30% teaching appointment with undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities including courses such as: wood and fiber supply, forestry consulting, forest business seminar and if needed a summer field course. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting the biennial Timberland Investment Conference and other periodic continuing education programs. They will also oversee the CFB budget, assist in strategic planning efforts, market forest business graduate programs and recruit students, support and promote CFB faculty research efforts, and expand and maintain close ties to program employers and stakeholders. Furthermore, the successful candidate will assist the Dean of the Warnell School with corporate-focused development efforts, legislative/external affairs, and CFB strategic planning as requested.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please apply on or before March 15, 2024. Review of complete applications will begin March 16, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. No paper applications will be accepted . Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and contact information for three references. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit three reference letters to the chair of the search committee, Mr. Joe Parsons (joseph.parsons@uga.edu). University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation (www.hr.uga.edu). The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The preferred starting date is negotiable but no later than July 1, 2024. For additional information, please contact Mr. Joe Parsons (joseph.parsons@uga.edu).

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1812P

Working Title

Director--Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business

Department

Warnell-Sch Forestry & Nat Res

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities ( www.georgia.gov ). The University of Georgia ( www.uga.edu ) is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 18 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 41,200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 68 faculty, 100 support staff, 265 undergraduates, and 240 graduate students ( www.warnell.uga.edu ). The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry; Fisheries & Wildlife; Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management; and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages over 17,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

College/Unit/Department website

www.warnell.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

07/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

11/16/2023

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Academic Professional AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Academic Professional

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in forestry, business or related field.

Additional Requirements

Ten or more years of significant recent managerial/executive experience in the forest business sector.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty and be effective instructors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants with at least one degree from an SAF accredited forestry program.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

No

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

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Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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