Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Summary

This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with expected research (47%), teaching (47%), and professional service (6%) responsibilities at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia ( UGA ). This position will be focused on the use of contemporary and advanced silvicultural methods to improve forest management, aimed at improving site-specific prescriptions at a range of spatial scales to serve a variety of ecosystem services. The candidate will use appropriate statistical methods and sampling techniques to address diverse forest management, forest health, and carbon sustainability issues that are relevant to private landowners, industry and governmental agencies. The position will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Plantation Management Research Cooperative ( PMRC ), the Wood Quality Consortium ( WQC ), and the Southern Pine Health Research Cooperative ( SPHRC ). These three industry-supported cooperatives span the full range of forest management, wood quality, and forest health research issues relevant to Georgia and southeast US.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please apply by March 21, 2022. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. Individuals invited for interviews will be required to have three reference letters submitted, on their behalf, directly to the chair of the search committee. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation ( ). A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis only. The preferred starting date is August 1, 2022. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cristian Montes ( ), chair of the search committee.

We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Posting Details

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Working Title

Assistant or Associate Professor


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 a professional school with 69 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 220 graduate students ( ). 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 about 20,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

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Benefits Eligible


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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


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 (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Silviculture, Forest Soils, Forestry, or a related field

Additional Requirements

To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must provide examples of unique and significant contributions in research and teaching as well as convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field.

For more information regarding the ranks, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.

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

Applicants must have scholarly publications or at least three years of other documented experience relevant to the position description with a focus on forest management decision making.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will have a strong background in silviculture, with preferred knowledge in forest soils, plant nutrition, tree ecophysiology, statistical analysis and their integration to support land management decision-making for intensively managed forests. Evidence of activity in research design, grant development, presentation of results at scientific meetings and publication of results in leading peer-reviewed journals or industry experience are preferred.

Demonstrated multidisciplinary collaborative work is preferred, with expectations for similar continued efforts with faculty both in Warnell, including the PMRC, WQC, and SPHRC, and across the University. Strengths in oral and written communication must be evident, and evidence of excellence in teaching is preferred.

Physical Demands

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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.


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