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Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Urban Forestry
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2022
Title Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Urban Forestry
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Forest Ecology & Management
    Agricultural Extension
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in urban forestry with an expected start date of August 2022. This is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment, with 65% Extension and 35% teaching. The position will play a key role in the development and implementation of graduate and undergraduate urban forestry programs. The successful candidate will develop an extramurally funded program to expand education, outreach, and applied research in urban forestry. The successful candidate will perform educational functions of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES). In addition, the successful candidate will develop a successful extramurally funded Extension program with related applied research focusing on urban forestry including but not limited to planning, assessment and management, socio-ecological dynamics, or closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and in collaboration with other faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and other Auburn University faculty to: (1) develop and implement undergraduate and graduate urban forestry programs (2) Work with stakeholders to develop applied research to address the educational needs in Alabama and beyond, (3) Develop and deliver niche technical training and service programs for Regional Extension Agents (REAs), organizations, private sector, and federal agencies of Alabama and beyond, (4) secure extramural funding to support programs, and (5) teach two to three courses per year and mentor graduate students.

Auburn University ( is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, flourishing student life programs, and beautiful campus. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) (, the primary Extension organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University in cooperation with Tuskegee University. ACES is dedicated to delivering research-based educational programs designed to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. Each of Alabama’s 67 counties is home to an Extension Office supported by Regional Extension Agents across the state, and Specialists at both partner universities.

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).It will continually seek to enhance faculty diversity in recruiting new faculty and development of current faculty.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for this position.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

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