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Assistant/Associate Professor, Forest Management
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Forest Management
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 81090:Forestry and Natural Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Forest Ecology & Management

The position is 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service, subject to annual evaluation and modification. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the department’s academic community and make contributions to the institution’s land grant mission including building a nationally recognized research program, as demonstrated by success in acquiring extramural funding, publication in leading refereed journals, along with graduate student recruitment and mentorship. The department promotes an interdisciplinary environment with researchers in related fields fostering collaboration with departmental faculty in teaching and through research relating to diverse forestry and natural resource issues. This position is one of four faculty hires being undertaken by the department during the 2021-2022 academic year providing a unique opportunity to collaboratively strengthen the department’s long-term effort to enhance the ecological, economic, and social benefits of forests and related natural resources.

The successful candidate’s research program will address management applications along the resource supply chain that consider operational, economic, and social drivers of, as well as barriers to, sustainable forestry systems. Particular emphasis on family forest ownerships and forest resource use incorporating both market and non-market resources is preferred. Also desired is a candidate whose research program integrates quantitative methods for inventory, assessment, and planning, including the potential incorporation of emerging remote sensing technologies, within forest management applications. Expected teaching responsibilities include courses in forest management that serve the department’s Bachelor of Science Forestry program and the department’s graduate program(s) in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences, including the recently implemented doctoral program. Additional teaching contributions may include undergraduate and graduate courses aligned with the successful candidate’s area of expertise such as forest measurements and biometrics, forest operations, and/or introductory forestry and natural resources courses. The successful candidate is expected to assist in Extension and outreach addressing critical forest management issues.

Interested applicants should attach the following documents: a letter of application (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (CV), statement of research philosophy (Specific Request 1), statement of teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2), and unofficial transcripts (Academic Transcripts), names and contact information for three references (Specific Request 3). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. John Lhotka, Search Committee Chair,, (859) 257-9701.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

Preferred Education/Experience
B.S. in Forestry; strong quantitative skills related to forest management research such as expertise in biometrics, modeling, and/or geospatial analysis.
Deadline to Apply 12/17/2021
Open Until Filled No

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