The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on applying analysis of large datasets to complex problems in global change and conservation in forested biomes. We seek an enthusiastic colleague who uses innovative analytical tools to ask questions that integrate national, networked, and/or global data (including but not limited to remote sensing data or ecological network data on vegetation communities, tree or forest growth or loss patterns, biodiversity, invasive species spread, census data, housing and transportation patterns, or global trade data).
This is a 9-month, 1.0 FTE, tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, research, service and outreach. The appointee will be expected to teach a graduate class on fundamental scientific inquiry to students from a broad range of disciplines and research paradigms, an undergraduate class in the OSU Natural Resources curriculum, and another course within the candidate's area of expertise. We welcome applicants with diverse areas of research expertise, such as ecology, wildlife, socio-ecological systems, global change, environmental studies, conservation, or human dimensions, who are conducting research within the broad context of terrestrial systems especially treed ecosystems and forest biomes, and who have skills to analyze and apply large and complex data sets to address research questions. Interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty in the College of Forestry and other departments across campus are expected, as is a demonstrated potential for nationally and internationally recognized scholarship.
The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES) encompasses students, staff, and faculty with interests and expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including natural resource social science, tree physiology, climate change and carbon dynamics, biodiversity conservation, protected area management, silviculture, landscape and wildlife ecology, and fire ecology. We tackle pressing environmental challenges (http://fes.forestry.oregonstate.edu). We teach courses in more than a dozen programs within and beyond the College of Forestry. We have a large and diverse student body both on campus and online; thus, we seek an individual with an interest and commitment to teaching and innovation in both classroom and online education.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline (ecology, climate science, natural resources, social-ecological systems, conservation), completed by time of appointment.
Life experience and/or education that would broaden our capacity to advance and equalize undergraduate and graduate student success across individual identities, including but not limited to racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to identify important natural resource challenges, analyze large and complex data sets that address these challenges, and explore questions that integrate human dimensions with forested and/or treed ecosystems.
Record of scholarly activity (e.g., grants, presentations, publications).
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preparation and ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Demonstrated interest in teaching the courses associated with this position.
Experience mentoring graduate or undergraduate students.
Ability to engage others with respect, thoughtfulness, and good will (and the demonstrated practice of this).
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Travel may be required for research, teaching, and outreach. Field conditions may require the ability to traverse rough terrain and steep or slippery slopes.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is Commensurate with Education and Experience
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