Assistant/Associate Professor of Forest Biology

Application Deadline:Sep. 28, 2016
Agency:Ecosystem Science and Management Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Texas A&M University
Location:College Station,Texas

The Ecosystem Science and Management Department seeks a Forest Biologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to compliment and expand on existing strengths in the Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vision for an internationally recognized Forest Biology research program. It is expected that this research will focus on the population, community, landscape, or ecosystem scale. Specific areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to: silvicultural systems, disturbance ecology, forest community dynamics, or carbon cycle processes in the context of global environmental change. The incumbent will have a commitment to teaching, a strong desire to train graduate students, the ability to secure extramural funding and publish in top-tier journals in his or her field, and meet the expectations of a land grant institution. The successful candidate will teach a core undergraduate class in Silviculture and an additional course such as Forest Ecology, along with a graduate course to be developed in consultation with colleagues. The position is approximately 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service and outreach. 


Required: PhD in Forest Biology or similar discipline by the time of hire; evidence of potential to secure extramural funding and demonstrated ability to publish research results in refereed journals; evidence of ability or potential to teach undergraduate and graduate students effectively; strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates at the Associate level will have a demonstrated track record of extramural funding, publication, teaching and graduate student supervision commensurate with the standards established by Texas A&M for that level.

Desired: A Forestry degree at any academic level; demonstrated interest in and ability to teach Silviculture; postdoctoral or similar experience with a successful record of extramural funding for research; experience in multidisciplinary collaboration addressing important contemporary research questions; familiarity with the land grant mission and forest management.

Resources: Texas A&M University (TAMU) is a public, land-grant institution with access to excellent facilities and resources such as core laboratories, advanced equipment, field stations, a large endowment, as well as opportunities to interact and collaborate with a broad range of TAMU System researchers throughout the state of Texas. In the Ecosystem Science and Management Department (ESSM) we integrate knowledge derived from several science disciplines with a focus on resilient rangeland, forest, and wetland management. The synergy that arises from the integration of biological, physical, and social sciences in ESSM gives rise to novel solutions suitable for future uncertainty and unprecedented change. We are not entrenched in any one discipline or any single ecosystem, rather we are as broad and diverse as the environment we live in and the issues we face. 



APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a Cover Letter (up to 3 pages), a current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, names and contact information for three references, and a two-page statement on Teaching and Research relative to the position. Cover letters should explicitly address qualifications for each required/desired criterion. Individuals should apply at and send inquiries to: Dr. Georgianne Moore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2138, email: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment, and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.