Position Announcements


Academic Research Fellow in Forest Ecosystem Research // 2 January 2024

The Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, is looking for motivated researchers to join a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research group dedicated to forest ecosystem research led by leading scientist, Professor Douglas L. Godbold. The team is studying the impacts of projected climate scenarios on Central European forests. The necessary data collection and practical research are carried out at the Masaryk Forest Enterprise in Křtiny, Czech Republic. The research position is funded by the five-year prestigious Horizon project EXCELLENTIA started in May 2023.

The successful candidate will work in the research fields of plant ecophysiology, ecological stability of trees and stands and root pathogens. S/he will: - engage in research and teaching activities within the Czech Republic and on the EU level; - publish research results in high-impact journals; - supervise MA and PhD theses in the selected scientific domain; - teach MA-level and PhD-level courses; - participate in dissemination activities; - organise research and development activities; - build research collaborations inside the MENDELU and develop fruitful partnerships with research groups outside of MENDELU; - actively seek research and development funding and leading grant projects.

Institution:  Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno
Duty station:  Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date:  1 January 2024 - 23:00 (UTC)

Details:  https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/171410


One Full-Time Tenure-Track Position at the Rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor // 3 January 2024

National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) is inviting applications for a Full-Time Tenure-Track Position at the Rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor in the Program of Landscape and Recreation. Applicants must have a PhD degree from the relevant discipline and also fit the rule of the University. Required research fields (1) and courses (2) offering are: (1) landscape planning, leisure and recreation, landscape planning and designing and (2) designing-related courses, such as landscape and recreation planning/design, landscape engineering, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), Computer Rendering and Animation, Urban spatial study, DB programming, Data Processing, Big Data.

Institution:  Program of Landscape and Recreation, National Chung Hsing University
Closing date:  3 January 2024



Graduate Research Assistantship (MS) in Forest Biomass Economics and Policy Analysis // 19 January 2024

The University of Maine's Forest Policy and Economics Lab applicants for a funded Master's-level graduate research assistant (GRA) focusing on forest biomass policy and economics, with an emphasis on producing biochar products for agricultural uses, starting in 2024. This position is supported by a USDA Agricultural Research Service grant focused on evaluating policy and economic incentives that to scale up the use of forest-based biochar in Maine. The graduate research assistant will help conduct analysis and recommendations to the State government policymakers for promoting biochar applications in Maine's agricultural industry. The preferred start date is either June or September 2024.

Institution:  Forest Policy and Economics Lab, University of Maine
Duty station:  Orono, Maine, USA 
Closing date:  19 January 2024

Details:  https://umaine.edu/forestpolicy/available-positions/


Postdoctoral researcher/Project Researcher in Computer Science/Remote Sensing and Global Change // 10 December 2023

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher in Computer Science/Remote Sensing and Global Change on the Joensuu campus.

The School seeks a postdoctoral researcher/project researcher with a strong technical background in computer science or remote sensing to work on global tree mortality within the ERC Starting Grant-funded project entitled "Environmental thresholds for drought- and heat-related tree mortality (DRYTREE)". DRYTREE is an ambitious interdisciplinary project that aims to increase understanding of the effects of climate change on forests by combining remote sensing, ecophysiology, forest ecology and forest entomology. The project can greatly impact policies and forest management practices to increase forest resilience in a changing climate.

The main responsibilities of Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher include developing pattern-recognition algorithms and using remote sensing tools for mapping tree mortality within Europe and the US using aerial imagery. The responsibilities include co-supervision of PhD students and publishing research articles within a highly multidisciplinary research team. The School expects experience in image analysis using convolutional neural networks, high-performance computing (Center of Super Computing, CSC, services are used) and handling large amounts of data. Experience in forest ecology, ecophysiology or global ecology is appreciated.

Institution:  University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, School of Forest Sciences
Duty station:  Joensuu, Finland
Closing date:  10 December 2023, by 24:00 (midnight) Finnish time (UTC+2)

Details at:  https://uef.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:677672/type:job/where:4/apply:1 


Assistant Professor in Hydrologic Sciences // 8 January 2024 and open until filled

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech invites applicants for the position of assistant professor in hydrologic sciences. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with primary responsibilities in research (45%) and teaching (45%) with a 10% administrative appointment in the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. The successful candidate will lead a vibrant, externally funded research program that is recognized for scientific excellence; mentor a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; and provide effective instruction. Course contributions may include seminar or capstone courses for the water resources degree program, a forest soil and watershed management course, and a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, and international engagement and recognition are encouraged and expected as the candidate’s career advances. The incumbent will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Institution: Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech
Duty station: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Closing date: Review will start on 8 January 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Details at:  https://bit.ly/HydroSci


Dean, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science // closing date not indicated

The job posting for the position of Dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) at Michigan Technological University is now open. The dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) is a forward thinking, innovative, and collaborative leader who provides strategic leadership in the college. The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer in the CFRES, reports directly to the provost, and shapes the vision for the role of the CFRES within the University, the State of Michigan, higher education, and society at large. The dean provides leadership to the college and works with other administrators (vice presidents, deans, and directors) as well as faculty, staff, and students to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service. The dean is responsible for fostering successful collaborations among personnel within the CFRES, other areas of the University, and external constituencies.

Institution: College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University
Duty station: Houghton, MI, USA 
Closing date: not indicated

Details:  https://www.employment.mtu.edu/en-us/job/493424


Assistant Professor – Silviculture / Applied Forest Ecology // 1 December 2023

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full‐time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor with a 40% research, 30% teaching, 20% Extension and 10% service assignment. MSU seeks candidates in silviculture or applied forest ecology focused on managing forests for adaptation to climate and other environmental stresses (e.g., drought, fire, other natural hazards) and for mitigation of climate change, including improved forest health, productivity, hydrology and resilience. Silviculture provides tools for climate mitigation through ensuring productive forests that sequester carbon and for adaptation to ensure resilience in the face of environmental changes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that informs management of northern forests with a focus on Great Lakes forest ecosystems and co-creates research questions with natural resource management agencies and landowners, particularly continuing and/or initiating new collaborative research projects with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).

Institution:  Department of Forestry, Michigan State University
Duty station:  East Lansing, MI, USA
Closing date:  1 December 2023



Postdoctoral Fellowship Program // 1 December 2023

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture at Yale University is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mission of the Center is to foster research on carbon capture and greenhouse gas reduction that will contribute to the design and implementation of climate solutions. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines related to the Center’s three focal areas: Ecological and Biological Carbon Capture; Geological and Ocean Carbon Capture, and Industrial Carbon Utilization. Candidates need to identify and contact faculty with the relevant expertise to discuss their proposed project and ensure the faculty member is willing and able to host them. Faculty hosts can be from any school/department at Yale, including the School of the Environment, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and any relevant department within the Faculty of Arts Sciences. Applications lacking a letter of support from a potential Yale faculty host will not be considered.

Institution:  Center for Natural Carbon Capture, Yale University
Duty station:  New Haven, CT, USA
Closing date:  1 December 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Contact:  If assistance is needed to identify or contact a potential advisor, please email ycncc(at)yale.edu.