SFASU - Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forest Soils. This is an 11-month appointment with excellent opportunity for 12 months. The successful candidate will contribute to instruction at the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy levels, in his or her specific area(s) of expertise. Specifically, the incumbent will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in forest soils and environmental soil science during fall and spring semesters. The incumbent will assist in team teaching a summer field station course for undergraduate forestry majors. Additional courses may include land reclamation and remediation, soils in construction management, soil taxonomy, and soil fertility. Opportunities will exist to create additional undergraduate and graduate courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise.
The incumbent is expected to develop a successful research program in forest soils with potential topics including, but not limited to, soil productivity and fertility, soil-plant-water relations, or ecosystem services. Obtaining extramural research funding, including an approved McIntire-Stennis project, mentoring graduate students, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals is expected. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with professionals and scientists outside the college. Successful applicants will provide outreach and service to the college, university, forestry profession, and communities of Texas.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest soils or closely-related field. The degree must be completed prior to the date of employment; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. At least one degree in forestry is preferred.
Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.
The rank of Assistant Professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.
Application: For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online at: https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/9909. Required application materials include: (1) Cover Letter: a letter of application to include a summary of academic training, professional experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related to the position, (2) Transcripts of all college or university work, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) List of References: names and complete contact information (including phone and email addresses) of three references, and (5) Teaching and Research Philosophy Statements. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
For More Information Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Kidd, Associate Professor of Forest Resources Management
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