The SUNY-ESF Department of Sustainable Resources Management (http://www.esf.edu/fnrm) invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The position title of Silviculture and Forest Ecosystem Management is meant to ensure candidates are interested in the stewardship of forested ecosystems for the benefit of the society in a rapidly changing world. It is expected the candidate will recognize that the practice of silviculture and the sustainability of working forest landscapes must evolve to include new social priorities (e.g., ecosystem services) as well as face new biophysical challenges (e.g., local stressors and global change).
We seek a collaborative scholar that will advance the science and practice of silviculture and forest management to address the long-term sustainability of the ecosystems and human communities that comprise working forest landscapes. The candidate’s research should blend field-based and modeling approaches to include: addressing how historical legacies shape current and future forest condition; evaluate the capacity of forests to provide valuable goods and services under multiple drivers of change; forecast outcomes of management, land use, and policy decisions; develop decision-support tools or systems; and innovate practical solutions to emerging issues, from the stand to the landscape scales. The incumbent is expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded, applied research program in forest ecosystem management that brings new expertise in ecosystem and landscape modeling to the Department and College, ideally in ways that engage ongoing efforts by ESF faculty and our agency and industry partners, including but not limited to: design and implementation of strategies for sustainable management of forest stands and landscapes; restoration and protection of important tree species threatened by pests and pathogens; rehabilitation of degraded forests resulting from past management decisions and anthropogenic stressors; ecosystem regulation of carbon, water, and nutrient cycles; impacts of climate change on forest composition, productivity, and health; and the provision of forest ecosystem services (including wood products) to local and global beneficiaries. We also seek an enthusiastic and committed professor who will engender active learners in both classroom and field settings, and engage in outreach via technology transfer activities. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory and advanced professional silviculture courses for forestry students, and upper-level vegetation management or applied ecology course open to various majors. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in research, teaching and service activities.
• PhD in silviculture, forestry, or related discipline
• Postdoctoral research experience, including publications in high-impact journals and grant preparation
• Professional field experience
• Demonstrated capability as a teacher and mentor of both undergraduates and graduate students
Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of research interests and
experience. References will be requested if you are selected as a finalist.
Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their
application by January 8, 2022, to assure optimal consideration.
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse community
that promotes equity and inclusion for all its members. Diversity that arises from differences such as, but not limited to,
gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or religious traditions is central
and indispensable to the institutional excellence and mission of the College.
ESF is actively recruiting diverse faculty of all backgrounds. In efforts and our commitment to the goal of building a
diverse workforce we are participating in PRODiG. PRODiG ("Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion
and Growth") aims to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including
underrepresented minority ("URM") faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields
Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's
oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and
building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central
New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes,
Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks. In 2021, it was
rated as the #1 Forestry Program in the country by Study.com.
The college is located in Syracuse, New York, a dynamic and diverse community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic
opportunities. “The Places Rated Almanac” ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of "Best Places to Live." Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes, Syracuse is within a five-hour drive of New York City, Toronto, and the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. SUNY-ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County. The Syracuse University campus is immediately adjacent to SUNY-ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is
located within easy walking distance.
The SUNY-ESF campus provides a rich array of curricular and co-curricular experiences with our main Syracuse campus
just southeast of downtown Syracuse and our regional campuses stretching from southern Onondaga County to the
Adirondacks. The Syracuse area, home to our main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local
parks and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing downtown in the city of Syracuse. Onondaga
County provides a variety of neighborhoods that include urban, rural and suburban with strong schools, affordable
housing and supportive communities.
Central New York is also home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities including SUNY Upstate Medical University,
the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, the VA Hospital of Syracuse and Crouse Hospital, each of which provide unique
specialty areas that support the needs of the community. Whatever one’s interests are, one is sure to find a great community not just at ESF but in the surrounding areas as well.
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institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security
policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/
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