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(Assistant Professor in Forest Biology)

Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

Open for Recruitment:  November 18, 2013 - January 20, 2014
Announcement #:  10000048705
Salary Range:  Commensurate upon Experience
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Application
    Curriculum Vitae
    Unofficial Transcripts
    Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    Statement of Research Interests
    Contact Information for 3 References
    Refereed Publications

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.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: We are searching broadly for a candidate who will help advance the teaching, research, and outreach activities of our department, the college, and the University of Idaho. Specifically, we seek an outstanding candidate to develop a forest biology research program, focusing on the population, community, stand, landscape, and/or ecosystem level. Areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to, community ecology; ecological genetics and assisted migration; disturbance ecology; or the consequences of global change on forest biodiversity, productivity and community dynamics. The incumbent will have a strong desire to train graduate students, the ability to secure extramural funding and publish research in top-tier journals in his or her field.
In addition to teaching a core undergraduate class in Dendrology, the successful applicant is expected to teach an additional course such as Community Ecology or Plant Systematics, along with a graduate course to be developed in consultation with colleagues. The successful candidate will be expected to have a commitment to quality undergraduate teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The position is approximately 40% research, 40% teaching, 10% advising, and 10% service and outreach.
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. 
Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*
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.
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 21, 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
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 http:// for more information.


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