Assistant/Associate Professor - Forest Resilience to
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Job Description Summary
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment ( CFWE ) at
Auburn University is looking to expand the forestry faculty and
invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-system position at the
Assistant/Associate Professor rank in forest resilience to
disturbances (65% research, 35% teaching).
We seek exceptional
applicants whose expertise bridges fundamental and applied forest
ecosystem dynamics and can address current and future factors
impacting forest ecosystem vulnerability and ecological resilience
to changing climate and disturbances like fire, hurricanes,
tornadoes, and flooding, in the context of forest sustainability
and management for multiple ecosystem services. We are especially
interested in applicants whose research encompasses, or can be
applied to, forest ecosystems found in the southeastern U.S.
The successful candidate for this position
will be expected to develop 1) an internationally-recognized
research program by publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed
journals and obtaining extramural research funding and 2)
interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations with research
teams on campus and beyond with a broad range of expertise.
Teaching duties include a total of 2-3 undergraduate and graduate
introductory and/or subject matter specialty courses in forest
ecosystem ecology. Responsibilities also include recruiting and
training graduate students, undergraduate mentoring, and College,
University, and professional service.
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A PhD in forestry, forest ecology or management, or a related field
at the time of employment with expertise in the field of forest
ecosystem ecology, especially in relation to addressing
vulnerability and resilience of forests and associated challenges
with forest management and adaptation strategies. Experience
working with interdisciplinary teams and a proven track record of
publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals is required.
Evidence of successfully obtaining research funding is highly
desired. The candidate selected for this position must be able to
meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the
time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed
term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal
communication skills are required and a commitment to inclusion and
diversity is essential.
A demonstrated record of scholarly publication, extramural funding,
and teaching at the university level is highly desirable. 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete the on-line application at the link
provided to include a complete biographical resume, transcripts,
statement of teaching and research philosophies, statement
detailing diversity and inclusion in teaching and research, and the
names and contact information of three references. The review date
will begin September 1, 2022 and will continue until a suitable
candidate has been identified. Please send inquiries to Dr. Heather
D. Alexander, Chairperson, by email
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