Job Description Summary
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences seeks an Assistant Research Professor with a specialty in Forest Seedling Production and Regeneration. Participate in ongoing research and technology transfer program involving industry, state, and private forest-tree bareroot and container seedling nurseries. Engage actively in research, collection and statistical analysis of data, development of experimental designs and/or protocols that address Nursery Cooperative priorities. In the past this has included methyl bromide alternatives, fertility trials, fungicidal tests, seedling cultural trials, weed control, biological treatments, etc. Teach undergraduate/graduate course that focuses on seedling regeneration and production in the Southern United States. Participate in writing research reports, technical notes and Newsletter articles for Nursery Cooperative Members. Participate in presentations at Nursery Cooperative meetings and at regional or national meetings of relevance. Will be required to travel to nursery field sites across the southeastern U.S. to install experiments, collect data and serve as a liaison with Nursery Cooperative Members in a limited diagnostic capacity (Less than 10% travel). Work with the EPA, USDA and APHIS to address the needs of Cooperative Members with respect to pesticide issues.
(1) PhD with at least one degree in forestry, horticulture or agronomy or closely related field at the time employment begins (A degree or specialization in plant pathology, plant physiology or entomology is desired); and
(2) 24 months Nursery research experience.
• A degree or specialization in plant pathology, plant physiology or entomology.