Assistant Professor, Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology

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The University of Georgia
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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 13:15


Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources – University of Georgia

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Individuals with experience in the broad areas of forest ecology and/or tree physiology are encouraged to apply.  Applicants working at the organism, population, or ecosystem scale are welcome with preference for those who work to scale processes to whole ecosystems or landscapes. Responsibilities will include developing an active research program supported by extramural funding, teaching or co-teaching courses related to forest ecology/tree physiology at the undergraduate level (e.g., dendrology or ecology of natural resources), and developing graduate level courses in their area of expertise.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate professional students, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct and mentor graduate students, serve on School and University committees, and actively participate in professional and scientific societies. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and at least 1 year of either post-doctoral  training or equivalent professional experience in forest ecology/tree physiology or in a closely related forest science discipline. Evidence of research productivity and the potential to attract external research funding is essential.  The person must also demonstrate the ability and commitment for effective undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.

THE STATE & UNIVERSITY:  Georgia is well known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia ( is a land/sea grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges in the city of Athens. Athens is a diverse community of ~150,000 people located <75 miles from Atlanta. Enrollment is about 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 60 faculty, 350 undergraduates, and 200 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 and Wildlife, Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The School has a 300-hectare forest <10 minutes from campus and 9,200 hectares of forestland across the state for teaching and research.  Warnell is ~2 hrs from UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Lab and there are other collaborating sites in the region including the U.S. Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center. Warnell is located next door on campus to a research group from the USFS Southern Research Station and is home to the Plantation Management Research Cooperative. 

APPLICATION:  To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 15, 2017.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for 3 references.  Review of complete applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts and three reference letters. University policy requires all candidates to consent to a background investigation (  Finalists will be required to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background check.  The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis.  The starting date will be no later than August 2018.  All applicants MUST apply online at  No paper applications will be accepted.  For further questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Markewitz, Chair, Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology Search Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602;

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.

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