The McIntire-Stennis Research Program in the College of Science,
Technology and Agriculture, (CESTA) at Central State University is
seeking a 12 month, non-tenure track, Research Assistant Professor
in Forestry who has an established background in silviculture.
Candidates who have previously focused on oak silviculture are
encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to research
into expanding oak and hickory populations in Ohio’s forest
regions. The candidate must have a strong background in forest
management with an emphasis on ecological silviculture and/or
forest restoration. Experience with mixed species stands, natural
hardwood forests, or sensitive/ threatened forest ecosystems will
be additionally useful. The candidate is expected to develop an
internationally recognized, externally-funded research program in
ecological silviculture with reference to oak and hickory under
conditions expected in Ohio’s forests. Possible areas of focus
include ecological forest management, forest ecosystem restoration,
adaptive management of forest ecosystems to promote forest health
and other ecosystem services such as a carbon sequestration,
biodiversity, wildlife management, water storage and flood control
prevention. The candidate is strongly encouraged to collaborate
with other faculty in the CESTA, and other scientists in the
region and from the US Forest Service.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establish and maintain a competitive research program in oak
silviculture and forest management that directly impacts
appropriate stakeholders in Ohio and beyond in forestry.
- Engage in research in developing testing tools for forest
managers and stakeholders for improving oak and hickory populations
in Ohio’s forests.
- Provide mentoring and advising to undergraduate students by
engaging them in research.
- Conduct and publish research in the area of
- Participate in university and professional development
- Serve on university-wide committees as needed.
- Serve as CSU/CESTA representative in the Ohio Inter
Agency Forestry Team
- Establish oneself in community service and collaborate with
CSU’s cooperative extension program in extending research
to CSU stakeholders in.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate
Director for Research
- A Ph.D. degree in silviculture, forest management or related
- The candidate must have at least on degree from a Society of
American Foresters (SAF) accredited forestry program,
- Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of oak/
hickory silviculture, forest management sustainable forestry;
- Demonstrated skill in securing grants or strong potential to
secure extramural funding;
- Experience and interest in mentoring/ teaching students from
diverse culture and ethnic backgrounds.
- Post-doctoral experience preferred
- Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations or potential for
collaborations both within and external to the university.
- Involvement with recognized professional associations or
- Must be able to represent Central State University as an
1890 Land Grant Institution to the public including federal and
non-federal agencies, and research, agriculture and industry
- Transfer information through scholarly publications, patents
and representations at scientific meetings and through technology
transfer to agriculture and industry groups.