Assistant Professor, Forest Economics – Stephen F. Austin State University

Description: The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor of forest economics. This is a nine-month appointment with excellent opportunity for summer employment. The successful candidate will contribute to instruction at the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy levels, in his or her specific area(s) of expertise. Specifically, the incumbent will be expected to teach undergraduate courses each fall and spring semester in forest economics, forest policy, wood products and marketing, and forest consulting. The incumbent will assist in team teaching a summer field station course for undergraduate forestry majors. Opportunities will exist to create additional undergraduate and graduate courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise.


The incumbent is expected to develop a successful research program in forest economics in topics including, but not limited to, timberland investments, forest operations, wood processing, procurement, forest ecosystem services, or policy. Collaboration is critical for transdisciplinary work that addresses forest resources from multiple perspectives, including wildlife, human dimensions, recreation, timber, fire, watersheds, geospatial applications, urban forests, the wildland urban interface, and environmental resources. Obtaining extramural research funding, including an approved McIntire-Stennis project, mentoring graduate students, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals is expected. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with professionals and scientists outside the college. Successful applicants will provide outreach and service to the college, the university, the forestry profession, and the citizens of Texas.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest economics, natural resource economics, agriculture economics, or closely related field. The degree must be completed prior to the date of employment, but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. At least one degree in forestry is preferred. Interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning, service-based learning, internships, technology-assisted teaching, and related innovative and/or experiential learning activities that enhance student learning are encouraged.


Application: For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online at: https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/6800. Required application materials include: (1) Cover Letter: a letter of application to include a summary of academic training, professional experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related to the position, (2) Transcripts of all college or university work, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) List of References: names and complete contact information (including phone and email addresses) of three references, and (5) Teaching and Research Philosophy: statements of teaching and research philosophies and career objectives. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Community, University, and College: Stephen F. Austin State University is located in Nacogdoches, TX, in the East Texas Pineywoods region at approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston and 165 miles southeast of Dallas. With a population of 33,000 residents, Nacogdoches is considered the oldest town in Texas and has a rich historical background. The university is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The university enrolls approximately 13,000 students and offers approximately 80 undergraduate majors and more than 120 areas of study and concentrations within six academic colleges – business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. Graduate students can earn degrees from 40 master and three doctoral programs. The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture enrolls about 800 undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees in forestry, environmental science, spatial science, and agriculture. The forestry program offers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral level. The forestry graduate program currently has 44 master-of-science and doctoral students enrolled. The undergraduate forestry program (B.S.F. degree) is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Undergraduate forestry students have the option of major concentrations in forest management, forest wildlife management, human dimensions in natural resources, urban forestry, fire management, and agroforestry.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Kidd, Assistant Professor of Forest Resources Management
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
P. O. Box 6109
419 East College Street
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109
Phone: 936-468-2088
Fax: 936-468-2489
Email: kiddkr@sfasu.edu

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