Forest Operations – Humboldt University

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University invites applicants for the position of Forest Operations

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent in Forestry or a related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. We will also accept applications from ABD doctoral candidates.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
 A knowledge of forest operations;
 A California Registered Professional Foresters license or a willingness to obtain the license within 3 years of the date of hire;
 Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
 Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
 Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
 Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
 A knowledge of tribal law or tribal resource management in the United States or an analogous background with indigenous populations in another country;

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Introduction to forest operations; road design; and harvesting systems. The hire may serve as adviser for a proposed new concentration in Tribal Forestry.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources is an enviable place to work. With an extensive forest at the edge of campus, our students are constantly outdoors. In addition to excellence in teaching, we also expect our faculty to seek grants and publish. For more information, please visit: https://www.humboldt.edu/programs/forestry.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

 Letter of application;
 Curriculum vitae;
 Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
 Statement of Research Interests;
 Teaching evaluations, if available;
 Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
 Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/;
 Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
 Names and contact information for three professional references or Three letters of recommendation.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources, or Humboldt State University to:

David Greene , Search Committee Chair
Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5244
Email: david.greene@humboldt.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 1. Early response is encouraged.

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