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   COUNTY EXTENSION EDUCATOR, AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources will provide overall leadership to developing and conducting a proactive applied research and education program in agriculture and natural resources to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock and crop production, food security, home horticulture/Master Gardeners, commercial horticulture, farm land use issues, innovative agricultural business opportunities, environmental quality and sustainability, renewable energy, and bio-based products. The Educator will also work collaboratively with the team of Extension professionals to provide agriculture and natural resources programming within one of the nine Extension Education and Research Area (EERA).  (1) Plan, teach, deliver and evaluate educational programs on public issues such as water quality, food safety, natural resources, rural economic development, biotechnology, land use, zoning and agricultural profitability. (2) Work closely with local advisory committees and volunteers to conduct needs assessment and priority setting to determine emphasis of educational programs. (3) Give leadership to the development of pro-active educational programs using innovative educational methods. (4) Provide a minimum of 25% statewide specialization in a specific program area to EERA, region, and state Extension professionals. (5) Serve as an educational advisor and liaison for the Ohio State University Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program related organizations. Represent OSU Extension and the University with federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level. (6) Maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele including traditional and non-traditional learners, elected officials, agricultural and non-agricultural stakeholders, and environmental and special interest groups  to promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resource issues. (7) Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to carry out relevant parts of their programming.  Develop effective advisory committees. (8) Maintain a program of individual professional improvement in selected subject areas. (9) Be an effective team player.  Work collaboratively with Extension educators in all program areas (4-H Youth Development, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences), where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts. (10) Ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners and equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record. (11) Report to local, OSU Extension, and United States Department of Agriculture leaders and stakeholders as appropriate and requested. (12) 10% of Educator’s time will be dedicated to statewide issues. QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Master’s degree and at least one degree in agriculture is required.  The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations.  Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships is sought.  Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary.  Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours with a minimum of supervision.  Internal and external applicants for positions are also required to accurately self-disclose all criminal convictions when they apply.  Background checks will be conducted on internal and external final candidates.  Final candidate offer is contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon the criminal background check. SALARY:  Commensurate with experience/credentials.  Must provide own transportation with mileage allowance at the Department of Extension rate. OTHER BENEFITS OFFERED:  Group life, medical-surgical, major medical, hospitalization, vision, dental and disability insurance, retirement plans, Workers’ Compensation, annual vacation, OSU fee allowance and sick leave. TO BUILD A DIVERSE WORKFORCE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND WOMEN.  EEO/AA EMPLOYER.  TDD#  1-800-589-8292. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER:  Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Leader, Human Resources, OSU Extension, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 10, Columbus, OH 43210-1084.  Full position description:    How to Apply:

   COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CNRED) EDUCATOR (100%) – BROWN COUNTY, WI.  Work with local government, civic organizations, businesses and community leaders to enhance local decision-making and help communities respond to new challenges and opportunities. As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, employed with Brown County, the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator is an educational leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from the fields of natural resources, leadership and organizational development, community development, local government education, business and economic development in order to meet identified educational needs and interests of citizens, civic groups, businesses and local governments.  Take a scholarly approach in strengthening communities and local government through educational programming that builds understanding and leads to improved decision-making and leadership skills. For a complete position description, required qualifications and how to apply, please visit .                   AA/EEO Employer  


   CHAIRPERSON, DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.  Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. This large, vibrant, and diverse department has over 40 faculty members who conduct research in all domains of life and has outstanding graduate and undergraduate programs. Focus areas include genomics and molecular genetics; immunology and virology; microbial evolution, ecology and physiology; and molecular pathogenesis. The department serves the needs and interests of the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Human Medicine, College of Natural Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Michigan AgBioResearch. The department is located in a new, state-of-the-art building that also houses the Departments of Physiology and Physics, and is connected to buildings housing the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry. The Chairperson will provide leadership for the department and interdisciplinary activities on campus. We seek an individual with an internationally recognized research program that has been consistently externally funded who also has demonstrated administrative and interpersonal skills. The person should have a strong commitment to graduate, undergraduate, and professional education, and an appreciation for the diverse areas of expertise in the department. Continuation of an active research program in any relevant area is expected and will be supported. Application materials must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position including previous administrative experience and accomplishments, research interests and plans, funding history, and a statement about commitment to diversity. Include also a curriculum vitae and names of three references (who will not be contacted without your permission). All materials should be assembled into one PDF (less than 2 MB). The PDF should be uploaded to (posting # 8796).  Questions regarding this position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Tom Sharkey, at Review of application materials will begin on February 1, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The search committee is committed to respecting and maintaining confidentiality until a list of candidates for interviewing is determined. Apply Here: . 

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.


   Assistant/Associate Professor in Forest Landscape Management, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono.  The School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, is seeking an academic-year, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to teach and conduct research in the field of forest landscape management, a core mission of our SAF-accredited professional curricula at Maine’s Land Grant University.  Rank at appointment commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Our expectations are (1) a skilled teacher who can integrate traditional principles of commodity production with contemporary issues such as ecosystem services, climate change, forest certification, and natural disturbances, and (2) a scientist who can lead empirical and model-based research involving large-scale natural and social phenomena in forested landscapes for our stakeholders and scientific community. RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is an academic-year, tenure-track position with responsibilities of 40% teaching and 60% research. Teaching:  Responsibilities include the core undergraduate course in Forest Landscape Management & Planning (SFR 477; taught annually), and a graduate and/or upper division course in the candidate’s field of expertise which contributes to the School’s advanced scientific and professional coursework (taught alternate years).  SFR 477 is designed to synthesize concepts covered in prior curricula with the goal of imparting the analytical and decision-making skills needed to manage forests under diverse objectives.  Participation in Field Practice in Forest Resources (SFR300) and Senior Capstone (SFR492) is also expected. Research:  The successful candidate will develop an externally funded and nationally recognized research program in their specialty.  The ideal candidate will develop and lead a focused program to examine alternative management and policy options for Maine’s forests, by creating or adapting models of forest landscape dynamics that balance both commodity outputs and ecosystem services.  Opportunities abound for leading creative, collaborative projects that build on the School of Forest Resources strengths in stand-level forest science, disturbance ecology, biometrics, and social sciences. As the State’s Land Grant University, service and outreach to the region’s stakeholders is also expected. QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have an earned Doctorate by date of hire.  Candidates who believe they can meet our expectations are strongly encouraged to apply regardless of their academic background.  A degree from a forest resources program is a strong asset.  As with any academic position, candidates with demonstrated ability or strong potential to obtain extramural research funding, publish in leading peer-reviewed journals, participate in interdisciplinary collaborations, and deliver effective classroom instruction will be rated highly. A proven ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues is essential.  BACKGROUND: The University of Maine is a Land Grant and Sea Grant university. The School of Forest Resources awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Forestry; Bioproducts and Bioenergy; and Parks, Recreation & Tourism; as well as Master of Science, Master of Forestry, and Doctoral degrees in Forest Resources.  Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at The School is closely aligned with a Center for Research on Sustainable Forests ( The School also manages 13,000 acres of forestland, including the 4,000-acre Penobscot Experimental Forest jointly managed with the USFS Northern Research Station.  The University of Maine is located in Orono, a small college town bounded by the Stillwater and Penobscot Rivers. The campus is just eight miles north of Bangor, one of the largest cities in Maine, and serves as the commercial and medical hub for northern Maine. The Bangor Region is centrally located in the state, providing nearby access to mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, major parks (Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park), and the Atlantic coast. Orono is a 4-hour drive from Boston, 4.5 hours from Quebec City, and 45 minutes from Bar Harbor. The School of Forest Resources is the intellectual center of forest science and policy in Maine, a State dominated by diverse privately owned forests and forest owners, and is a leading center of excellence on the flagship campus. APPLICATION: To apply, submit an application letter with specific information about disciplinary focus, professional activities and other information relevant to meeting position qualifications, including curriculum vitae; academic transcripts; names, addresses & telephone numbers of three references; copies of research publications and course teaching evaluations (if available) to:  Dr. Robert S. Seymour, Selection Committee Chair, School of Forest Resources, 5755 Nutting Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5755; Phone: (207) 944-9534; FAX (207) 581-2875;  Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  Appropriate background checks also will be required.  Review of applications will begin February 16, 2014 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.  The starting date for this position can be as soon as July 1, 2014, or later if circumstances require.  View full position at      The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

   Assistant Professor of Applied Animal Behavior, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis.  The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Animal Behavior. The successful candidate will join the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in animal behavior or a closely related field, a strong interest in animal behavior of domestic animals relevant to animal agriculture, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program relevant to animal behavior. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in animal ethics and animal welfare, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. The Davis campus of the University of California maintains state-the-art research facilities and provides ready access to a diverse array of poultry and livestock, including inbred research lines.  The collegial nature of the faculty encourages and supports collaborative interactions that may cross departmental and/or college boundaries. The department resides within an internationally renowned land-grant institution dedicated to supporting California’s diverse multi-billion dollar animal industries. The position is a nine-month tenure track appointment. The community of Davis sits amid the fertile orchards, fields and vineyards of the Sacramento valley.  Residents of Davis enjoy a high quality of life in a University town setting, situated between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Napa Valley/San Francisco Bay area. Applicants should submit materials via the following website:  Additional inquiries can be directed to Professor J.A. Mench, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA  95616, telephone (530) 752-7125, The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 15, 2014.                UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

   Assistant Professor, Fish Ecology and Management, Department of Watershed Sciences, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University. The Department of Watershed Sciences ( at Utah State University ( is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in freshwater fish ecology or fisheries management. The division of activities will be approximately 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. This position is one of four in aquatic ecology that we anticipate filling in the next three years, along with multiple positions in water science in other departments as part of a University-wide water initiative. The Department offers BS degrees in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and Watershed & Earth Systems. It offers MS and PhD degrees in Ecology, Fisheries, and Watershed Sciences.   The position is partially funded through the Ecology Center ( The successful applicant will become an associate of the Center and will be expected to contribute to Ecology Center programs. Funding covers the 9-month academic year, and the faculty member can acquire up to 3 months of summer salary from extramural grants. We anticipate that the successful candidate can begin by August 2014. Research: The successful applicant will develop an innovative, externally funded research program to support personal scholarship and graduate student education. We are interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in limnology or stream ecology whose primary research focus is on either non-game or sport fish. Candidates who combine field-based and experimental approaches in their research are especially encouraged to apply. We anticipate the successful candidate will work closely with state and federal natural resource agencies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, physiological ecology of fish, trophic ecology, spatial ecology of fish species and communities, ecological response of fish to global change, and fish conservation and restoration. Teaching: The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching with a course load of 6-8 semester hours per year.  Potential courses could include fish diversity, fisheries management, general ecology, graduate seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization, or other courses as required by the Department. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in fish ecology, fisheries, aquatic ecology, or a closely related discipline; demonstrated expertise in fish ecology, fisheries management, or related discipline; a record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to career stage; and evidence of excellence in teaching or the ability to develop into an excellent teacher. Applicants should have interest in the integration of physical and ecological sciences within a watershed context and have the ability to communicate knowledge in a way that is useful for management and policy.  Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Application: Applicants must submit all application materials electronically via the Utah State University Human Resources web site: Please submit a cover letter, a complete CV, the names and emails of 3 references, and statements on your research interests and teaching philosophy. The research statement should describe your specific research interests and how these will complement those of current faculty within the Watershed Sciences Department.   Your teaching philosophy should describe your qualifications for teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Please upload 1-2 published articles under the 'optional document' option. The position is open until filled, but review of  applications and  letters of  recommendation will  begin 12  February 2014.    Utah State University is  an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and has an active chapter of SACNAS. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Search Chair, Dept. of Watershed Sciences,, 435-797-2584. Area and Community: Utah State University is well situated for diverse research opportunities ranging from desert rivers to alpine lakes and streams to large reservoirs.  USU is located in Logan, a community of 100,000 people and is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City.  It is situated in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin offering ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The area has a low cost of living and ample opportunities for a family-friendly professional life and amenities one would find in large cities. For more information on Logan see

   Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Modeling, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho.   Announcement #: 10000074207; Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience; Full Time; Location: Moscow, ID.  The Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho ( seeks a new faculty member with expertise in quantitative ecosystem modeling and particular interest in research that integrates multiple disciplines (e.g., eco-physiology, hydrology, disturbances, biogeochemistry, social-economics). We invite applications for an academic-year, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor to complement and integrate with our diverse and productive faculty. The position is being hired under the Idaho NSF EPSCoR research program’s ( new award Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES). The successful candidate will be partially involved in EPSCoR-funded research activities in Idaho focused on evaluating changes in ecosystem services with shifts in climate and urbanization by incorporating a diverse array of biophysical, social, and statistical models. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Completed Ph.D. at the time of starting the position with experience in developing and/or applying of ecosystem models; potential to compete for external funding to support research; research submitted to refereed journals; and potential to excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to publish articles in refereed journals, demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support research; experience in developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; proficiency in using integrative modeling platforms; willingness to work with a variety of model types (statistical, spatial, biophysical, systems, or agent-based); experience with analyzing feedbacks and interactions among different models; experience in working with a diverse research team; interest in working across diverse disciplines; and familiarity with the mission of the College of Natural Resources and the Idaho NSF EPSCoR program. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at We request a 1 page cover letter; a 2-3 page statement of your teaching and research interests; full curriculum vitae; copies of academic transcripts/degrees; up to 2 example publications highlighting your research (please describe your role in the research if not lead author); and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin February 3rd 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen with a prospective starting date of August 1st 2014. Any questions should be directed to the search chair: CONTACT: Dr. Alistair Smith, Chair of Search Committee, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID  83844-1133;  About the University of Idaho: Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to be classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit Moscow, the home of the University of Idaho is a city of 22,000 people, nestled between Moscow Mountain and the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse. With a small town friendliness and safety, Moscow is referred to as the "Heart of the Arts," featuring an annual international Jazz Festival, live music on the town, the Rendezvous in the Park, and summer theatre. Moscow is a great place for those who love the outdoors, with beautiful rivers, lakes, and diverse mountains within short driving distance. Moscow is also a great location for higher education.  The University of Idaho and Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share a large number of cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research activities. Moscow is 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and an hour’s flight from Seattle.    To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Assistant / Associate Professor of Natural Resources Biometrics, Auburn University.  Auburn University’s (AU) School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor Natural Resources Biometrics. This is a full time, tenure track, 12 month appointment with a 50% research and 50% teaching appointment. Since 1946 the SFWS has provided a comprehensive approach to forestry, wildlife, and natural resources education, research, and outreach. Our graduates are leaders in a diverse array of natural resources-related companies, agencies, and non-profit organizations.   Additional information about the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. Responsibilities: The incumbent should have a broad background in statistics and natural resources and the ability to collaborate with researchers and students from natural resource disciplines within the SFWS and AU.  Evidence of a strong research and teaching background specifically in forest/natural resource biometrics and more generally in sampling design, experimental design, and modern methods of statistical modeling is required. The individual will be expected to teach a required undergraduate course in forest measurements and additional courses in their field of expertise.  As part of their teaching appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to assist and advise graduate students on statistical methods in natural resources.  They must also develop an extramurally-funded research program that supports graduate education and contributes substantially to scholarship. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Forest Biometrics, Natural Resource Biometrics, Quantitative Forest Ecology or related discipline and a strong background in quantitative methods and application. At least one degree in Forestry is preferred.  The incumbent must present evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and a solid record of research productivity that includes publications in high-quality refereed journals.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required. To apply:  Applicants must complete the on-line application at this link: to include a complete biographical resume, transcripts, statement of teaching and research philosophies, and the names and contact information of three references.  The review date will begin March 1, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. For additional information contact: Dr. Lisa Samuelson, Chair, Search Committee, phone 334-844-1040, or e-mail: .                     Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

   Assistant Professor of Silviculture, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University. JOB DESCRIPTION: The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University ( invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Silviculture. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position at Michigan Technological University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking a colleague whose research interests are centered on silviculture, with linkages to ecosystem services; e.g., nutrient cycling, timber, bioenergy, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, climate change adaptation, recreation, and cultural, aesthetic, or spiritual values. The candidate must have: 1) the ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels: 2) a Ph.D. in silvilculture, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment; 3) a record of research and scholarship in silviculture including publications in peer-reviewed journals; and 4) the ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public. Preferred qualifications include: experience teaching courses in silvics, silviculture, or managed forest vegetation dynamics; post-doctoral research experience and training; successful development of competitive externally-funded grants; and experience or background in resource management including experience interacting with industrial land owners and natural resource agencies. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Teach undergraduate courses in silviculture and graduate course in the candidate’s area of interest; 2) Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in silviculture and forest vegetation dynamics; 3) Advise undergraduate students, and direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. level; and 4) Participate in School and University committees. The undergraduate teaching responsibility includes two synergistic classes in silviculture, one tailored to our majors in Forestry and the other to majors in Applied Ecology and Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology and Management. Both classes involve instruction in a field setting at the School’s Ford Center and Forest ( as an integral part of a semester-long integrated field practicum. The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research, and outreach. Opportunities exist for collaborations with the USFS Northern Research Station – Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Science research unit (, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (, the Ecosystem Science Center (, the Center for Water and Society (, the Sustainable Futures Institute (, and other faculty across campus. THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. We currently employ 25 tenure-track faculty, 5 research faculty, 19 research professionals, and 19 administrative professionals and enroll 180 undergraduate and 85 graduate students. The School is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management. In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked the School first in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index in Forestry/Forest Resources. The School’s faculty members were also ranked No. 1 in the number of forestry journal citations by a study published in the Journal of Forestry. Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolls nearly 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, names of three references (with telephone numbers, and mail and email addresses), a one page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and selected reprints to: Review of applications will begin 01 January 2014 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.          Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer 

   Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University.  Appointment Terms: A nine month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is available with the appointment starting August 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities--Research: We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is excited about working in an interdisciplinary setting and will complement existing faculty research interests and strengths. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program involving Masters and Doctoral students in the areas of remote sensing, digital image processing, and spatial analysis. Specific areas of expertise are flexible, but experience in the fields of LIDAR, hyperspectral imagery, GIS and spatial statistics related to natural resource management issues are highly desirable. Teaching: Responsibilities will involve undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate teaching includes, but is not limited to, an upper level introductory course in Environmental Remote Sensing. This course is required for students completing the undergraduate GIS certificate. At the graduate level, courses in advanced Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing are required by students completing the Remote Sensing minor and the Professional Masters in GIS. Graduate teaching may also include development of courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that will contribute to the School’s rapidly expanding graduate programs in Forestry, Forest Ecology and Management, Applied Ecology, Forest Science, and Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology and the Professional Masters in GIS. Institution: The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research and outreach. Opportunities exist for collaborations with the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI,, the Integrated Geospatial Technology graduate program ( and other faculty across campus. Environment: Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. We currently employ 25 tenure-track faculty, 5 research faculty, 19 research professionals, and 19 administrative professionals and enroll 180 undergraduate and 85 graduate students. The School is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management. A newly approved Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS) professional program ( provides current and cutting-edge education in Geographic Information Science and related technologies, and trains students to work as GIS specialists and managers. A strong foundation in core geospatial principles is featured, as well as interdisciplinary study in statistics, communications, environmental policy, and business. Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolling nearly 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce.  Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community.  See for additional information. Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation. Qualifications: Ph.D. required at time of appointment. A relevant natural science degree, demonstrated interest and expertise in remote sensing, digital image processing, spatial statistics, GIS, and post-doctoral research and extramural grant writing experience are strongly desired. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Application Procedure: Send curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, names of three references (with telephone numbers, mail and email addresses), a one page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and  selected reprints to:  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected.          Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer

   MUSEUM DIRECTOR. Michigan State University seeks a dynamic leader with significant museum experience to serve as director of its AAM-accredited science and culture museum. Founded in 1857 as part of the university’s land-grant mission, the MSU Museum serves university and world-wide academic communities, scholars and public audiences through collections, research, exhibitions, public programs and services. MSU itself began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and the Museum reflects its broad, multi-disciplinary scope and commitment to excellence. The new director will advance the Museum’s mission of research, scholarship and public engagement, provide sound management and fiscal direction, and balance the unique needs and interests of multiple constituencies. The new director will obtain extramural funding, and strengthen university investment in support of scholarship, technology, education, exhibition and distance learning activities of the Museum. The new director will enhance collaborations among the MSU Museum, other academic units and other organizations where they intersect with teaching, research, exhibits, and public programs. The MSU Museum has significant science and culture collections that include approximately one million specimens and objects in Anthropology, Natural Science, Folk Arts and History. It is comprised of 30 full and part-time administrative, faculty, curatorial and support staff. The public museum building contains exhibits, natural science collections, and office space. Additional science and culture collections are housed in three other campus buildings. The collections are accessible through multiple national electronic databases. The staff members are engaged in exhibition development, including a traveling exhibition service. They are involved locally, nationally and internationally in research, scholarship, the development of collections and electronic access to collections data. Staff members also work with diverse communities in research and programming. The MSU Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, a CITES-registered institution, and a partner with the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs in select statewide programs. The MSU Museum is administered by the Office of the Provost; the director reports to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. MSU Colleges of Arts and Letters, Social Science, Natural Science, Education and Agriculture and Natural Resources/Extension provide funding and staff to the museum. The Museum cultivates and maintains interdisciplinary linkages across campus, particularly in college-based programs in the sciences, arts and humanities, and international studies. The ideal candidate will have: (1) an innovative vision for a multidisciplinary university museum that bridges the Two Cultures; (2) extensive executive leadership experience in a museum; (3) a proven record of sound administrative and fiscal management, and experience with accreditation and/or best practices in professional museum standards; (4) demonstrated success in extramural grants, fundraising and growing membership base; (5) evidence of successful collaboration with diverse stake-holders; (6) a doctoral degree in a discipline related and complementary to the work and collections of the Museum; (7) a significant record of scholarship and research sufficient to be tenured at Michigan State University. For inquiries and additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Robert Pennock at Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Jan 17, 2014. To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and three representative scholarly publications through the MSU COMPASS application system located at Search for job posting # 8678.        Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.       Apply Here:

  ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WILDLIFE ECOLOGY, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), Division of Natural Resources, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in the ecology, management, and conservation of terrestrial mammalian wildlife. The position is a 9-month, academic year appointment and is approximately 50% teaching/50% research, although this split may vary slightly among years. The anticipated starting date is 15 August 2014. Clemson is a Land Grant university situated in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. The 1,400 acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is recognized as a top 25 public university by U.S. News and World Report. This position will require significant contributions to teaching, advising, and mentoring. The successful applicant will teach on average two undergraduate and one graduate course per year. Courses of interest at the undergraduate level include but are not limited to Wildlife Biology, Principles of Fish & Wildlife Biology, Mammalogy, and Habitat Analysis and Modeling. The Wildlife Ecologist will develop a graduate-level course that adds analytical and conceptual dimensions to the graduate program. Duties also include undergraduate advising for students in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology major. Service to university and professional communities is expected.  The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program supporting both graduate and undergraduate students that focuses on current and emerging issues in mammalian wildlife ecology and the management and conservation of large mammals and their habitat. The candidate is expected to develop strong collaborative relationships with state and federal wildlife agencies as well as NGOs. Applicants that integrate aspects of wildlife-habitat modeling, applied wildlife ecology, game management, quantitative ecology, or related disciplines with a focus on large game will be favored. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife, ecology and environmental sciences, zoology, natural resources, or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, and potential to secure external research funding to support an active research program that supports the Land Grant mission. Candidates with strong records of undergraduate teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. PAY & WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. JOB LOCATION: Poole Agricultural Center- Clemson Main Campus. JEANNE CLERY ACT: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown at:             Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.                                                                   Apply Here:     

   Assistant Professor of Forest Biology, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho. The Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track faculty position in forest biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. QUALIFICATIONS:  (1)  Required:  PhD in Forest Biology or close equivalent by the time of hire. Evidence of potential to secure extramural funding and demonstrated ability to publish research results in refereed journals. Evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level effectively. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. (2) Desired: Demonstrated interest in and ability to teach Dendrology. Experience in field botany. Postdoctoral or similar experience with a successful record of extramural funding for research. Experience in multidisciplinary collaboration addressing important contemporary research questions. At least one degree in forestry or close equivalent. Familiarity with the land grant mission and forest management. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Contact/Application procedure: To apply online, please visit Candidates must submit a letter of application outlining how you meet the required and desired qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy including experience and effectiveness, a statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and PDF copies of one or two refereed publications with a brief explanation of your role in authorship (if not lead author). Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified with a prospective starting date of July 2014. For more information about the position contact: Katy Kavanagh, Chair, Forest Biology Search Committee, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences, Moscow ID 83844-1133 OR, 208-885-2552. The Institution:  The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution of Idaho, located in the Panhandle of northern Idaho at the ecotone of the Palouse prairie and the Rocky Mountain forests. The town of Moscow is a vibrant university community with year-round social, cultural and outdoor activities. Moscow is also a great location for higher education. The University of Idaho and Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share a large number of cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research activities. Moscow is 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and an hour's flight from Seattle. The College of Natural Resource has three academic departments: Fish and Wildlife Sciences; Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences; and Conservation Social Sciences, and offers 8 undergraduate degree programs and 3 graduate degrees (MS, PhD and Master of Natural Resources). Current enrollment in the college includes 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The College manages several outstanding field stations and experimental forests ( and and is known for its engaged field studies and outreach programs. The university is located near many terrestrial and aquatic habitats for field research sites, is nationally known for its strong program in forest sciences, and has excellent working relationships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Native American tribes. See for more information.                 To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

   Assistant or Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The College of Natural Resources (CNR) has a full time (9-month), tenure track, academic year teaching (100%) position available in the Wildlife Ecology Discipline. The position will be focused on Resource Policy and Law, Environmental Law Enforcement Theory and Principles, and Human Dimensions of Wildlife and other courses as needed. The successful applicant will be expected to teach 12 credits each semester, direct and assess the Resource Management Law Enforcement major and minor and serve as advisor for undergraduate students in those programs. The incumbent will coordinate the Warden Internship program for additional compensation during the summer. Teaching a minimum of three weeks during the summer field experience or in the European Environmental Studies Seminar for additional compensation is also required if necessary. Other duties include graduate student advising, and contribution to college and university governance. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement in their field of interest to complement teaching responsibilities. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is required. The Wildlife Ecology Discipline is in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ( and is one of the largest undergraduate wildlife programs in North America with over 500 undergraduate students. The CNR has approximately 1700 undergraduates, 100 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff. The College supports premier undergraduate natural resource programs with disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology, and the Department of Paper Science and Engineering. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is a comprehensive regional university with 9500 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Stevens Point, a pleasant college community with a population of 25,000, is midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis near the center of the state. The area offers a wide range of cultural, shopping and outdoor recreational opportunities. Qualifications:  Required: (1) Ph.D. (completion or be near completion) in Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Policy and Law, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management, or a closely related field by the date of appointment.  The relevant Ph.D. is required prior to the second retention decision; (2) Strong field skills, including the ability to operate field equipment necessary for teaching and research in wildlife management. Preferred: (1) Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; (2) Ability to work with students in field applications; (3) Demonstrated ability to conduct applied research and to mentor graduate and undergraduate research (4) Demonstrated ability to obtain extra-mural funding (5) Collaborative team work experience with a natural resource management and/or law enforcement agency. Appointment Date:  August 2014.  Terms of Employment:  Tenure track, full-time, academic year appointment (9 months). Salary is commensurate with education and professional experience. To Apply:  Visit Deadline:  Screening of applicants will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.             If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email: Sallie Kitzrow, Human Resources, Phone: (715)346-4351, Email:  For additional information regarding the position, please call or email: Dr. Eric Anderson, Chair of Search and Screen Committee, Phone: (715)346-3859, Email:        The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

   Chairperson, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University (MSU).  We seek applications from candidates with commitment to efficient and attentive academic administration, and with established scientific credentials to lead this major Land-Grant Department of Entomology to even greater prominence over the next decade. Departmental activities include: undergraduate and graduate teaching, fundamental and applied research on a diverse range of insect and nematode systems, as well as extension and outreach. Entomology at MSU has strong linkages across the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as across the campus and beyond. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and we encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Details of this position and application process are at:, and at the human resources website: under position number 8085.