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Assistant Professor-Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology

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To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 1, 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 1, 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;

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00394F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor-Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

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. 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.

Minimum 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.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 07/14/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. List of References with Contact Information
  7. Sample Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation