Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology – University of Maine

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:


  1. Research interests centered on forest ecosystem physiology including tree biology, ecosystem function, watershed processes, and landscape dynamics.
  2. A Ph.D. in forest ecosystem physiology or closely related field at the time of appointment.
  3. A record or ability to publish forest ecosystem physiology research in peer reviewed journals.
  4. A record or ability to secure funding for forest ecosystem physiology research.
  5. 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.


  1. Experience with highly diverse, mixed-species, multi-aged forest ecosystems.
  2. Experience with emerging forest ecosystem physiology technologies such as eddy-covariance flux, isotopic analysis, paired watershed studies, and remote sensing.


  1. 50% Teaching / 50% Research
  2. A 50% teaching appointment involves teaching 9 credits per academic year, which may include:
    1. SFR 100 – Introduction to Forest Biology (3 cr, Annual; 50 students).
    2. SFR 102 – Biology of Wood Plants (1 cr, Annual): FOR, FBB, PRT required (50 students).
    3. An upper-level undergraduate elective course on Advanced Tree and Forest Biology (3 cr., alternate years).
    4. A graduate level course in Forest Ecosystem Physiology
  3. Advising undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

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

Deadline: Review of applications to begin February 15th, 2018.

Direct questions to:

Dr. Aaron Weiskittel, Search Committee Chair

207-581-2857 or

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