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Assistant or Associate Professor of Silviculture

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Silviculture
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170151
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Position Summary:

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track, teaching and research position in the area of intensive silviculture, to be hired at the assistant or associate professor level, as appropriate for candidate experience and accomplishments. The faculty member will also serve as the co-director of the Forest Productivity Cooperative (FPC), an industry-university partnership that integrates research, technology transfer, and continuing education in the southeastern US and Latin America. FPC co-directorship represents a partnership between Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, Universidad de Concepción (Chile), and Universidad de Santa Catarina (Brazil).

The start date for this position will be between May – August 2018

Required Qualifications:

- Ph.D. with emphasis in silviculture, with strong promise for developing an outstanding program of teaching, research, and outreach. For the rank of Associate Professor, appropriate candidate experience and accomplishments are required.
- Forest management experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Undergraduate degree in forestry
- Experience in plantation forests
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with industry and/or agency partners.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:

Anticipated hire date is between May 10, 2018 and August 11, 2018. Review of applications will begin on or about December 10th, and continue until a suitable applicant is selected.

Requests for confidentiality will be respected.

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Dr. Mike Aust, Search Committee Chair
(540) 231-4523

How to Apply for this Job:

Online application is required at posting #TR0170151 . The following supporting documents are also required: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching and research statement (4) university transcripts*, and (5) names and contact information of three professional references.

*Official transcript for highest degree earned will be required prior to the start of employment.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Department: Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/11/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Transcript
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  2. Other Doc #2