Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Economics – Michigan State University

Position description: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications
for a 9‐month tenure‐system position at the assistant professor rank with a focus in Forest Resource
Economics (40% research, 30% teaching, 30% extension). We seek an outstanding and innovative
scientist to identify and address issues related to economic aspects of managing forest ecosystems.
The incumbent will contribute to the Department’s focal areas of forest economics and
management through research on the application of economic principles and approaches to
problems of sustainable management of forest resources for an array of social objectives.
Possible areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) economic analysis of: various forest
management and silvicultural practices; wood products and forest carbon markets; ecosystem
services and non‐timber forest products; forest property taxation and estate planning; and
management of (and for) fire and other natural processes. The successful candidate will be expected
to develop an internationally‐recognized research program by securing competitive external
funding, publishing in leading peer‐reviewed journals, and advancing our understanding of
economic aspects of the management of forested ecosystems. The successful candidate will
annually teach an undergraduate course in Forest Resource Economics and Management (FOR 462)
and is expected to teach a graduate course that contributes to the Department’s graduate learning
objectives. Extension responsibilities could include stakeholder‐engaged research and developing
forest economics programs for both public and private forest stakeholders. Responsibilities also
include recruiting and training graduate students, undergraduate mentoring, and Department,
College, University, and professional service.
To Apply: For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu to job
number 466444. Upload the following required documents: 1) a letter of interest detailing
qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research experience and future
direction (2 page max), 4) statement of teaching experience and philosophy (2 page max), 5) a
summary of your experience with diversity in teaching and / or research and an explanation of how
you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (2 page max), and 6) a list of three
professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until a
suitable candidate is selected. Inquires may be made to Pascal Nzokou, Chairperson, Forest
Economics Search Committee, by email nzokoupa@msu.edu (preferred) of by phone at (517) 432‐
5664.

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