The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine seeks a collaborative colleague to join our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology. The successful applicant is expected to fully participate in undergraduate and graduate education and build a strong research program.
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
- Research interests centered on forest ecosystem physiology including tree biology, ecosystem function, watershed processes, and landscape dynamics.
- A Ph.D. in forest ecosystem physiology or closely related field at the time of appointment.
- A record or ability to publish forest ecosystem physiology research in peer reviewed journals.
- A record or ability to secure funding for forest ecosystem physiology research.
- An interest and ability to effectively teach forest ecosystem physiology and other core courses in the forestry curriculum such as forest biology, senior capstone and the May Term field camp.
- Experience with highly diverse, mixed-species, multi-aged forest ecosystems.
- Experience with emerging forest ecosystem physiology technologies such as eddy-covariance flux, isotopic analysis, paired watershed studies, and remote sensing.
- 50% Teaching / 50% Research
- A 50% teaching appointment involves teaching 9 credits per academic year, which may include:
- SFR 100 – Introduction to Forest Biology (3 cr, Annual; 50 students).
- SFR 102 – Biology of Wood Plants (1 cr, Annual): FOR, FBB, PRT required (50 students).
- An upper-level undergraduate elective course on Advanced Tree and Forest Biology (3 cr., alternate years).
- A graduate level course in Forest Ecosystem Physiology
- Advising undergraduate and graduate students.
- Research expectations include developing an extramurally funded, internationally recognized, forest ecophysiology research program and collaborating with scientists and educators in forest ecology and related disciplines.
- Engaging in service and leadership opportunities with landowners, professional societies, state agencies, and NGOs.
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Information about the University of Maine’s benefits package can be found at: http://www.maine.edu/about-the-system/system-office/human-resources/
Application: Must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, unofficial transcripts, and list of up to five references. Please use the HireTouch system to upload application materials at https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=45057&job=assistant-professor-of-forest-ecosystem-physiology
Deadline: Review of applications to begin February 15th, 2018.
Direct questions to:
Dr. Aaron Weiskittel, Search Committee Chair
207-581-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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