Associate Director – Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business – University of Georgia

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is fiscal year (12-mo) Academic Professional position (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (www.ugacfb.com) of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. The position is a 70% administrative and 30% teaching appointment with undergraduate and master’s program instructional responsibilities including wood procurement, forestry consulting, and a summer field course. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting the biennial Timberland Investment Conference and other periodic continuing education programs, assist in strategic planning efforts, market graduate programs to prospective students, and maintain close ties to program employers and stakeholders. The successful candidate will also assist the Dean of the Warnell School with corporate-focused development efforts and legislative/external affairs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a PhD in a field related to forestry, economics, business, or other related field or an MBA or similar master’s degree with ten or more years of significant managerial or executive experience in the forest business sector. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with faculty and be effective instructors with undergraduate and graduate students. We particularly encourage applicants with at least one degree from an SAF accredited forestry program.

THE STATE & UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 38,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students (www.warnell.uga.edu). The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry; Fisheries & Wildlife; Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management; and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages 23,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2019. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and contact information for three references. Reference letters will be requested for individuals considered for interviews and submitted to the chair of the search committee, Mr. Bob Izlar, bizlar@uga.edu. Review of complete applications will begin on April 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants MUST apply online through the University of Georgia UGAJobs system (http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/75487). No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Bob Izlar (bizlar@uga.edu). As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation, and offers of employment shall be conditional pending the result of the background investigation.

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