Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University
Salary Grade: UC
For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and Forest and Wildlife Research Center and has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall, including the Measurements and Spatial Technologies Laboratory that houses a dual server for large data storage and PC workstations with GIS, image analysis, and statistical software packages. The Department has two SAF-accredited, undergraduate degree programs (Forestry and Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation). The John W. Starr Memorial Forest and Bulldog Forest properties are near the University and used for teaching, research and demonstration activities.
Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) institution, a National Center for Excellence for the Federal Aviation Administration, and a land grant university that includes the Mississippi State University Extension Service and various facilities and research centers, such as the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Geosystems Research Institute, High Performance Computing Collaboratory, and Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The University is located in beautiful Starkville, Mississippi.
Area of Specialization:
Natural Resource Conservation and Management
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2022
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Forestry is seeking to hire a nine month, tenure-track faculty member in the field of Natural Resource Conservation and Management at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching, research, and service activities. The successful candidate will support our Society of American Foresters accredited undergraduate degree program in Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation by contributing to existing courses and developing new courses in their field of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will also contribute to the Department’s on-campus and distance education degree programs. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a competitive extramurally-funded research program. Appropriate areas of research expertise include, but are not limited to: environmental assessments; human dimensions of natural resource management; ecosystem services and modeling; forest certification; urban and community forestry; environmental policy and decision-making; or sustainability science. Opportunities exist to collaborate with the USDA Forest Service, other federal and state agencies, industry, and private landowners and managers. Service responsibilities will include participation in Department, College, and University activities; developing strong mentoring programs for undergraduate and graduate students; and interacting with constituents and professional organizations. The level of appointment and/or rank and salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience.
A PhD with a specialization in natural resource management, environmental conservation, environmental science and policy, forestry, or a closely related field. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.
Competitive candidates should have a strong record of scholarly publications, demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding, and experience in teaching both on-campus and distance education courses at the university level. Previous experience with the National Environmental Policy Act is also preferred.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Screening of applicants will begin January 31, 2022, and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made on the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF Number 503392). Applicants should also send, in a single PDF, their: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 1-page Research Statement, (4) 1-page Teaching Statement, (5) 1-page Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, (6) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts, and (7) Contact Information for three References to:
Dr. Courtney Siegert (email: Courtney.Siegert@msstate.edu)
Chair, Natural Resource Conservation and Management Search and Screening Committee
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681
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Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.
Condition of Employment:
As required by Executive Order 14042, If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before beginning employment with the University.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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