Pay Range: $65,000 or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The College of Natural Resources is looking for an assistant or associate professor that will focus on Fire Ecology and Management in support of the Fire Ecology and Management program, Forestry, and Rangeland Conservation programs, and other undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences, and College of Natural Resources. The faculty member will teach two undergraduate courses and lead a graduate course in their field of expertise (approximately nine credit hours per academic year). Course content will support both program and university student learning outcomes. Specific courses will be determined in consultation with the department head. The faculty member will actively and effectively advise undergraduate students and will actively recruit and effectively mentor graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The faculty member will conduct research related to fire ecology, with an emphasis on the ecological effects of fire, and the implications for long-term health and sustainability of key ecosystem goods and services from fire-prone ecosystems. The faculty member will publish in peer-reviewed journals, present findings to scientists and managers at professional conferences, and actively seek external competitive funding to support this research. The faculty member will work collaboratively within the department, college and university, as well as with external stakeholders (e.g., government and nongovernmental organizations, other universities, and industries). In these and other ways, the faculty member will develop and maintain a nationally recognized research and outreach program. The faculty member will also be effective in both outreach and engagement, particularly in linking research activities with outreach activities that help contribute to the land grant mission of the university. Thus, the faculty member participates in site visits, presentations to public and professional audiences, short courses and workshops, web-based communication, grant and manuscript reviews, and written impact statements that translate research findings to a large and diverse audience.
Ph.D. in fire science, forestry, geography, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of factors impacting the ecology and management of fire-dependent ecosystems.
Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed publications.
Demonstrated ability to secure external competitive funding.
Ability to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated excellence in delivering high quality undergraduate education relevant to the needs of the Fire Ecology and Management program, the Department, and College
Demonstrated experience teaching and developing course material for teaching in the classroom and online.
Demonstrated excellence in mentoring graduate students.
Demonstrated record of evidence to secure external competitive funding.
Demonstrated understanding of the role of research, teaching, and extension at a land grant institution.
Demonstrated commitment to work with students, faculty, and external groups from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated understanding of wildland fire management challenges with respect to both private and public lands
Excellent interpersonal skills for effective interaction with colleagues, land manager and owners, and others interested in fire-dependent ecosystems.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders in team-based research and educational programs.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Posting Number: F001058P
Posting Date: 09/27/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: The position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted their materials by October 24th, 2022.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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