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Assistant Prof - Silviculture

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Assistant Prof - Silviculture
University of Arkansas Monticello

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the
Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking an individual to contribute to and lead the development of a
dynamic silvicultural research program in Arkansas forest ecosystems and to educate the next generation of
forest and land managers in the mid-south region.
The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural
Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science,
environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant
and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a
M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and
management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas
at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The
Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that
enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and dynamic, nationally
recognized, research program in managed forest ecosystems; develop grant proposals and secure funding;
publish in peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals; recruit and mentor graduate students; serve
as an advisor for undergraduate students; and coordinate or contribute to cooperative research efforts by faculty
and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties may include undergraduate and graduate courses in
silviculture, dendrology, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will
carry the rank of assistant professor with an approximate appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in silviculture or forest ecology. Practical experience and a
strong background in applied ecology are desired, as is a research interest in a diverse set of managed forest

communities. Attainment of registered forester status in Arkansas is required. All candidates should value high-
quality teaching, have a proven ability to secure research funding, and have an active record of publication. The

ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and representatives of governmental and non-
governmental organizations is required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a

valid driver’s license.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Monticello, Arkansas United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching
philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional
references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, All material must be
submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application available at Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-
1052; email:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The position is available
as early as July 1, 2019.