The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension seeks applicants for an Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry to develop and lead forestry-focused applied research and educational outreach programming that benefit a diversity of audiences across this forest-rich state and region. This is a union-represented, 12-month, 0.80 FTE faculty position with the opportunity to increase to 1.0 FTE through grants and/or teaching.
UVM Extension is especially interested in candidates who can cultivate a statewide extension program that ensures sustainable forest management while balancing opportunities for economic growth. The successful candidate will advance the development and implementation of educational outreach that enhances recognition and sustainable management of forest ecosystems as critical to wildlife, the economy, societal wellbeing, ecosystem services, biodiversity, carbon sequestration and storage, recreation, and equitable access. For greatest success, this is anticipated to include fostering relationships with academic, federal, state, and local forest practitioners and organizational partners; providing technical assistance to forest landowners; and conducting applied forestry research.
This position will be housed in one of UVM Extension’s 11 field offices. Evening and weekend work is sometimes required. Frequent travel throughout the state might be expected along with occasional overnight travel for conferences, meetings, etc. Applicants must hold a PhD in forest science, forest ecology, forestry, or related natural science field (B.S. in forestry preferred), and will have expertise in outreach program development, implementation, evaluation, and management, and technical experience in applied forest research and management, including maple. Further, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences. All candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com, Posting # F2105PO, and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, a document explaining their teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in a statement of how they will further this goal. Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on March 01, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To learn more about Our Common Ground please visit: https://www.uvm.edu/president/our-common-ground
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.