The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in forest health. The successful candidate will build an outstanding and internationally recognized research program focused on biotic threats (insect pests, pathogens, and/or invasive plants) to forest health. The selected candidate will have a passion to instruct and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and will complement departmental strengths in physiology, genomics, ecology, wildland fire ecology, silviculture, management, urban forestry, human dimensions, and geospatial analysis.
This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in forest health, which may include forest pathology, forest entomology, and/or invasive species. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is required. Participation in departmental, college, and university affairs is expected.
The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning and research environment that embraces all students, faculty, and staff. We encourage applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in forest resources and environmental conservation, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latinx, persons of color, and underrepresented genders.
- Ph.D. in forestry, forest pathology, forest entomology, forest pest/pathogen ecology, or a related field, by the time of appointment
- Commitment to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive teaching and learning community
- Prior high-quality contributions to the peer-reviewed literature in forest health Preferred Qualifications
- Experience teaching lecture, lab, and/or field-based courses in forest health
- Potential to attract research funding adequate to support an active research program, including graduate students
- Potential for collaboration with state or federal agencies, NGOs, and/or private industry
Commensurate with experience
November 10, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.vt.edu/ Application materials should include the following information:
-Cover letter expressing a statement of interest in the position
-Statement of teaching experience, philosophy and interests
-Statement of research interests in the field of forest health
-Statement of contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Names, titles, and complete contact information for three references
General questions and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jason Holliday, firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of the search committee.
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