University of Georgia - Assistant Professor - Community Forestry

The Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia is searching for an Assistant Professor – Outreach/Extension Community Forestry.

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is a fiscal year (12-month, 1.0 EFT) tenure-track, 75% outreach and 25% instruction appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor and is stationed at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Individuals with expertise in the broad area of urban / community forest management and soils are encouraged to apply. Outreach responsibilities include development of externally funded outreach / extension programs which produce relevant, refereed literature and science-based information.  Teaching duties include development and support, as a team member, of the Community Forestry and Arboriculture curriculum including service learning activities, extensive field laboratories, online teaching, and classroom instruction. The focus area will be in urban / community forest management, urban soils, and related research-based synthesis and integration areas targeted at professional and general audiences within Georgia and the region. The successful candidate is expected to establish a regionally / nationally recognized program in community forest management and/or urban soil management. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding; publish research-based outreach literature; create and support a superior teaching program covering utility, municipal and commercial sectors of community forestry; collaborate with faculty and stakeholders; serve on School/University committees; and actively participate in professional /scientific societies. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in forestry, urban forest management, community natural resources, urban soils or a closely related field prior to the starting date. Applications from individuals with at least one year of experience in developing and implementing education and outreach / extension programming are preferred. The successful candidate will provide compelling evidence of, or potential for, outreach / extension productivity and superior resident instruction. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and willingness to work closely with Warnell School outreach and research faculty; municipal, utility and commercial private and public sector community forestry or arboriculture organizations; state and federal public community forest management partners; and other constituent groups.

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Closing Date: October 31, 2018