Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Forest Measurements & Analysis – Louisiana Tech University—Analysis_R-424

The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenuretrack, 9-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor faculty position specializing in Forest Measurements
and Analysis (60% teaching, 30% research, 10% service). We seek a colleague with expertise in both traditional
and innovative forest measurements techniques and forest inventory strategies, as well as sampling methods,
growth and yield, and/or data analysis. The successful candidate will join the ranks of a robust SAF-accredited
forestry program that prepares students for professional careers in forestry and natural resource management,
and for the pursuit of graduate scholarship in those fields.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Contribute to advancing the school’s mission via teaching, research, and service activity.
Teaching expectations include instruction in undergraduate courses such as Forest Measurements, Forest
Growth & Yield, Applied Statistics; shared participation in Tech’s summer forestry field session; and
development of advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Establish an externally-funded,
nationally-recognized applied research program. Help recruit, advise, and mentor students (undergraduate and
graduate); serve on School, College, and University committees; and actively participate in professional and/or
scientific societies, engaging with forestry professionals at local, state, and regional levels.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in forest measurements or related field, with strong background in quantitative
methods and applications. At least one degree from an SAF-accredited forestry program is preferred. Preference
may be given to candidates with additional background in wildlife habitat analysis, geospatial data analysis,
and/or integrated UAV technologies. Commitment to the professional education of undergraduate students is a
must. Strong written and oral communication skills, with effective interpersonal skills to engage productively
with students, faculty, staff, and the public. Evidence of the ability to plan and conduct research: design
studies/experiments, analyze and interpret data, publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and transfer information to
users. Must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Louisiana Tech University
has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; screening of applicants begins January
31, 2022. Submit: cover letter; curriculum vitae; unofficial academic transcripts; brief description of proposed
research program; statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and contact details for three professional
references. The expected starting date of September 1, 2022 is flexible and may be negotiated.—Analysis_R-424

CONTACT: Search committee chair Dr. Gordon Holley;; (318) 257-4926.

ABOUT: Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a Tier 1 National Research University of approximately
11,000 students, and is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative endeavor, public service, and
economic development. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry is home to 18 faculty and 8 staff
serving approximately 420 students enrolled in Forestry, Geographic Information Science, Animal Science,
Agricultural Business, and Agricultural Education degree programs. The school offers an SAF-accredited B.S.
Forestry degree program with two concentrations (Forest Management; Wildlife Habitat Management), a B.S. in
Geographic Information Science, and minors in Forestry, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Geographic
Information Science.

Located in the rolling hills of northern Louisiana, Ruston (population ~22,000) is a vibrant, culturally-rich college
town in a rural setting, with major airports and metropolitan services located nearby in Monroe and Shreveport.
Ruston is surrounded by productive timberlands and diverse forest product manufacturing facilities. Louisiana’s
forestlands cover more than 13 million acres, and Louisiana forestry is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that
employs nearly 19,000 people and is the state’s top agricultural producer.

Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on
the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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