Assistant Professor Quantitative Natural Resources Science – University of Arkansas at Monticello

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead the development of a dynamic, applied quantitative natural resources research program and to educate the next generation of natural resource managers.

The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, dynamic, and nationally-recognized applied research program in quantitative natural resources science; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, biometrics, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field (e.g., forestry, wildlife, ecology). All candidates should value high-quality teaching with the ability to teach applied statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students. The demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding and an active record of publication are required. Also required is the ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Applicants must be
authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application available at

http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf.

Inquiries: Phone (870) 4601052; email: parris@uamont.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The position is available as early as July 1, 2019.

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