Job Title Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Forest Operations
Posting Number P1497F
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in forest operations with an expected start date of January, 2020. This is a tenure-track, 12 month appointment, with 75% extension and 25% teaching. The successful candidate will perform educational functions of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), the primary Extension organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. ACES is dedicated to delivering research-based educational programs designed to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. The position will support the professional logging manager (PLM) program of Alabama along with other industry focused educational efforts through Extension programming and related applied research.
The successful candidate is expected to work independently and in collaboration with other faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and other Auburn University faculty to; (1) serve as a liaison to loggers, forest industry and landowners for ACES by coordinating activities for PLM training; (2) synthesize and apply research information and expertise; (3) provide technical training and support to regional and county extension coordinators of Alabama and beyond; (4) develop and deliver Extension programs through a variety of media including publications, web sites, distance learning, demonstrations, and other formats; (5) secure extramural funding to support extension programs; and (6) teach two or three courses and mentor graduate students.
A PhD in forestry or a related field is required at the time employment begins. The successful candidate must demonstrate a compelling interest and capability to deliver science-based information to a variety of audiences. Excellent written, organizational and communication skills are required. Ability to act creatively, confidentially and professionally when working with people from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and previous employment; and a collaborative approach to working with others is required.