Assistant/Associate Professor – Pine Silviculture-Mississippi State University

Position: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely related field such as Natural Resources, with an emphasis on forestry and pine silviculture.  All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired area of expertise includes, but not limited to, experience in southern pine silviculture and management, with a working knowledge of soils, herbicides, tree improvement, physiology, pathology, entomology, products, and the use of fire.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to have a broad base of knowledge of natural and plantation pine silviculture. The selected candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in silviculture and management. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program and utilize the new multi-million dollar greenhouse complex now in development. Other areas of possible development could include silvicultural aspects needed in the development of longleaf and shortleaf pine, management of pine/hardwood mixed stands, as well as the development of a new course based on the candidate’s area of expertise. Additional responsibilities will include participation in the Department’s teaching program, research, mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and service activities.    Opportunities exist for research collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, other federal agencies, the Mississippi Forestry Commission, other state agencies, forest industry, resource managers, and private landowners.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track or tenured, full-time, 9-month appointment. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:  Screening of applicants will begin September 16, 2019 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications must be made through the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities website via the link http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ (PARF Number 499160). Applicants should also send (in a single pdf) a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (for all degrees), a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and complete contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Randall J. Rousseau (rjr84@msstate.edu)

Co-Chair, Pine Silviculturist Search Committee

Department of Forestry

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS  39762-9681

 

Dr. Andrew Brady Self (brady.self@msstate.edu)

Co-Chair, Pine Silviculturist Search Committee

Department of Forestry

Mississippi State University

50 E. Pecan St., Ste. B

Grenada, MS 38901

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