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Position Summary

This is a 9-month tenured appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the rank of Professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. We are seeking candidates with national or international reputations who are committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of forest business and industrial forestry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching graduate courses in the general area of forest business. Allocation of effort at appointment is expected to be: 53% research, 40% teaching, and 7% professional service.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2021. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system ( ). Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. In the application, please address the qualifications noted above and include a summary of your research scholarship, including your core research questions and approaches, and abilities to secure funding and publish in high quality journals. Please also include a statement of your teaching philosophy, including your experiences with teaching and mentoring students. For those individuals invited for interviews, the chair of the search committee will request letters from the three references, to be sent directly to the chair.

A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis.

The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2022. For additional information, please contact Dr. Pete Bettinger ( ), chair of the search committee. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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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 ( ). 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

The Warnell School ( ) is an internationally-acclaimed school with a distinguished history of producing leaders in forestry and natural resource management. The school has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, forest management, forest health, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. The Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business ( ) is well-known for its Master’s graduate program in forest business with successful alumni employed widely across the North American forestry sector. The center biennially hosts the UGA Timberland Investment Conference which draws attendees from around the world.

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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 (

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Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in forestry, business, industrial management or related fields.

Additional Requirements

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure ( and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources’ tenure criteria resources/documents/Warnell_PT_Jan2020.pdf.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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

Candidates should have a publication record in forest business-related topics that is commensurate with career stage. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one degree in forestry from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters, professional work experience in the forestry sector, or a record of teaching effectiveness at the university level.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Applicants should demonstrate the ability for collaborative research with faculty in Warnell School, across the University and with partners in the forestry sector. Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they would bring current or future externally funded research to the university.

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