Assistant Professor-Wood Products – Clemson University

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Assistant Professor-Wood Products

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC), at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialization in wood products/science. The position is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). The anticipated starting date is August 2019.

This position is critical to supporting our SAF-accredited forestry curriculum. Undergraduate courses that will be taught include FOR 4080/6080 Wood and Paper Products and FOR 2540 Forest Products (summer class). Additional undergraduate classes in support of the wood products minor may be assigned as appropriate. The candidate may also develop and teach a graduate level course in their area of specialty. Advising of undergraduate students and participation on departmental committees is expected.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a collaborative, extramurally funded research program in the field of forest products. The research focus will support the forest industries wood products initiatives and support the Wood Utilization Design Institute’s research program. The publication of results in peer-reviewed, high-quality journals and the supervision of graduate students are expected.

Clemson University’s Wood Utilization Design Institute is a multidisciplinary engine of innovation where foresters, architects, engineers, constructors and building industry stakeholders coalesce to design advancements in wood-based construction materials to compete with steel, concrete and other materials currently used in nonresidential construction.

Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant opportunities for research and teaching.
Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in South Carolina, and the state’s forest industry has an economic impact exceeding 21 billion dollars annually.


Qualifications include a PhD in wood science, wood products, wood engineering or similar fields. An undergraduate forestry degree or a Masters of Forestry from an SAF accredited program (or equivalent) is preferred. Candidates with a strong interest and track-record in undergraduate teaching and mentoring are desired.

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral/faculty research and teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, evidence of collaborative work and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support an active research program to support the Land Grant mission.


To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted to by February 28, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Materials for application:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Statement of research experience and philosophy
  6. One-page statement on commitment to diversity
  7. Unofficial transcripts.

Position related questions may be directed to:

Patricia Layton, Ph.D. (Search-Committee Chair)

Clemson University / 864-505-5904

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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