Assistant Professor of Silviculture – University of Florida

This is a 12-month position with tenure accruing in the SFRC, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The assigned responsibilities will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on silviculture, with an emphasis on intensively managed planted forests. The successful candidate will assist with leadership of the corporate-university Forest Biology Research Cooperative and promote innovation in silviculture. This faculty member is expected to collaborate with IFAS scientists and others who work to understand silviculture of planted forests in Florida and elsewhere. Teaching responsibilities include a required undergraduate course in silviculture, and graduate course(s) in their area of specialty. Teaching may include online education and/or team-teaching within the SFRC undergraduate curricula. The faculty member will also participate in graduate education by advising students, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, publishing results jointly with graduate students, and actively engage with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The faculty member must be supportive of the Land-Grant system, as all IFAS faculty members are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description. Extension opportunities exist through the Forest Biology Research Cooperative. The faculty member must also have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

A doctorate degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) and research experience in silviculture or closely related discipline such as forest ecology, modeling, geospatial analysis, plant nutrition, genetics, and/or forest soils with demonstrated interest and expertise in intensively managed planted forests.

Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, engagement with diverse stakeholders, and procurement of extramural funding.

This position is available May 1, 2018 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.

Nominations and inquiries are welcome. Nominations should include the complete name and address of the nominee. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:
Please refer to Requisition # 506194
Dr. Gary F. Peter
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
Box 110410, 118 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Telephone: 352-846-0896
Electronic Mail:

Application Information
 Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:
o Application
o Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position, technical qualifications, including research and teaching experience, and experience connecting with students and stakeholders from diverse populations.
o Curriculum vitae
o Unofficial transcripts showing all college coursework, and
o Names and contact information for four references.

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