Harley Langdale Jr. Chair in Forest Business – University of Georgia

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 9-month tenured appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the rank of Professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. We are seeking candidates with national or international reputations who are committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of forest business and industrial forestry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching graduate courses in the general area of forest business. Allocation of effort at appointment is expected to be: 53% research, 40% teaching, and 7% professional service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in forestry, business, industrial management or related fields. Candidates should have a publication record in forest business-related topics that is commensurate with career stage. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one degree in forestry from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters, professional work experience in the forestry sector, or a record of teaching effectiveness at the university level. Applicants should demonstrate the ability for collaborative research with faculty in Warnell School, across the University and with partners in the forestry sector. Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they would bring current or future externally funded research to the university.


STATE AND 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 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.


ABOUT WARNELL AND THE LANGDALE CENTER FOR FOREST BUSINESS: The Warnell School (www.warnell.uga.edu) is an internationally-acclaimed school with a distinguished history of producing leaders in forestry and natural resource management. The school has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, forest management, forest health, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. The Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (http://www.ugacfb.com/) is well-known for its Master’s graduate program in forest business with successful alumni employed widely across the North American forestry sector. The center biennially hosts the UGA Timberland Investment Conference which draws attendees from around the world.

APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2021. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/224753). Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. In the application, please address the qualifications noted above and include a summary of your research scholarship, including your core research questions and approaches, and abilities to secure funding and publish in high quality journals. Please also include a statement of your teaching philosophy, including your experiences with teaching and mentoring students. For those individuals invited for interviews, the chair of the search committee will request letters from the three references, to be sent directly to the chair.


A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/preemployment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2022. For additional information, please contact Dr. Pete Bettinger (pbettinger@warnell.uga.edu), chair of the search committee. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests

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