Position Announcements

2022-06-30

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Design and implementation of a series of forest research experiments // open until filled

Towards developing a new series of research sites, in South Africa this post-doctoral fellowship will involve the design of a forest research experiment that will provide fundamental infrastructure to support future forest research, with a particular focus on managed eucalypt plantation forests. In particular, the vision is to create an experiment in which the widest possible array of variables are continuously monitored at the highest possible and feasible spatial and temporal resolutions. This would include, therefore, the installation of a range of sensing equipment, the harnessing of remote sensing data and the planning of regular measurement campaigns, and associated data acquisition and management protocols. The design stage will include working closely with the principal investigator of the project and other role-players, including potentially arranging and coordinating one or more workshops. The fellowship will then also involve planning and managing the installation and set-up of the first of a series of sites in Stellenbosch in 2023.

This post-doctoral fellowship will involve: - 1. The design of one or more possible forest research experiments. - 2. Working closely with the principal investigator of the project and other role-players, including potentially arranging and coordinating one or more workshops. - 3. Planning and managing the installation and set-up of the first of a series of sites in Stellenbosch in 2022/2023. - 4. Sourcing, calibrating, testing and installing monitoring equipment (with assistance from project technicians). - 5. Networking to bring in potential users and stakeholders and working with/co-supervising post-graduate students whose projects will utilize the experiment/s. - 6. Managing the existing project budget, including potentially sourcing additional funds.

Institution:  Department of Forest & Wood Science, Faculty of AgriSciences, University of Stellenbosch
Duty station:  Stellenbosch, South Africa
Closing date:  open until filled

Details:  http://blogs.sun.ac.za/eucxylo/files/2022/06/EucXylo_Post-Doc_4_Flagship_Round2.pdf


2022-06-27

Extension Associate in prescribed fire and fire science // 15 July or until filled

12-month, full time, professional staff, Extension associate position in prescribed fire and fire science. The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to work in areas relevant to prescribed fire and fire science. Responsibilities include providing leadership for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programming and materials with an emphasis on prescribed fire and fire science, assisting with responsibilities associated with the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability and the Southern Fire Exchange and seeking external funding for extension-relevant projects.

Institution:  Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Duty station:  Raleigh, NC, USA
Closing date:  Application reviews commence 15 July 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Detailshttps://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/165812


2022-06-27

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in Land Retention // 1 August or until filled

12-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in forestry with emphasis on land retention, incentive programs, and taxation for non-industrial private forest landowners. The position is 75% extension, 15% teaching and mentoring, and 10% research. The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to work in areas relevant to land retention, including heirs property, estate planning, and conservation easements; cost-share programs, including issues around equitable access and participation; and income and property taxation. Responsibilities include developing an innovative, state-wide extension program, seeking external funding for extension-relevant projects, to include support for graduate students, and teaching one class per year in support of the Department’s curricula.

Institution:  Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Duty station:  Raleigh, NC, USA
Closing date:  Application reviews commence 1 August 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Detailshttps://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/165806


2022-06-27

Camcore Forest Research Specialist // 31 July 2022

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University is inviting applications for the position of Camcore Forest Research Specialist. Camcore is a non-profit, international tree breeding organization, headquartered at North Carolina State University. The successful candidate will: - Manage Camcore research programs in various areas according to expertise. Possible areas include forest genetics, molecular genetics, wood properties, climate change, site species matching, Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and inventory, mensuration, growth modeling, silviculture, etc. - Develop research initiatives for Camcore members, design research experiments, analyze and interpret data, and communicate results to Camcore members. - Work with graduate students and publish scientific articles. - Provide short courses, webinars, and other training material on various aspects of forestry research to Camcore members. - Make technical visits to international member companies to coordinate Camcore breeding and research work, and to provide advice to members on their internal R&D programs.

Institution:  Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Duty station:  Raleigh, NC, USA
Closing date:  31 July 2022

Detailshttps://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/165839


2022-06-23

PhD position in population modelling for endangered species conservation // 21 July 2022

The PhD position takes place within the project Can laws save the natural world? funded by the Swedish Research Council VR, which aims to quantitatively understand how endangered species can benefit from nature conservation laws. The project presents a high level of novelty and will provide important implications for conservation. This position, along with a parallel PhD position in environmental law, is one of the key components of the project. Specifically, we are looking for a highly motivated graduate student who will 1) develop quantitative population models of endangered species to align concepts defined in European species conservation law with measurable ecological counterparts that are applicable across many taxa, 2) develop quantitative analyses to document the effects of legal protection on species trends and 3) analyze patterns of biodiversity-related legal aspects across European countries (such as e.g. court cases). The research will involve different taxa but has a clear emphasis on large carnivores, such as wolves, bears and lynx. The PhD position aims to be interdisciplinary, being both intensive in quantitative modelling and requiring an ability to understand legal concepts and their use by stakeholders.

Institution:  Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Duty station:  Grimsö, Sweden with a possible agreement to spend time in Uppsala, Sweden
Closing date:  21 July 2022

Detailshttps://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=6915&rmlang=UK


2022-06-21

Exotic Forest Pest Educator // 18 July or until filled

Purdue is pleased to announce an opening for an Exotic Forest Pest Educator to develop and manage a multi-agency outreach program for invasive forest pests including spotted lanternfly, spongy moth and Asian longhorned beetle. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in invasives and developing and evaluating new tools for outreach education.

Institution:  Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Duty station:  West Lafayette, Indian, USA
Closing date:  18 July 2022 or until a suitable candidate has been found

Detailshttps://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Exotic-Forest-Pest-Educator-IN-47906/893095000/
Contact:  Cliff Sadof, csadof(at)purdue.edu


2022-06-20

3-year PhD scholarship within theme "Norwegian and the EU forest sector in the sustainable circular bioeconomy" // 15 August 2022

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to economically oriented but multidisciplinary analysis of the topic "Norwegian and the EU forests and forest sector in the sustainable circular bioeconomy". Forestry and the forest-based sector in Norway and the EU are not immune to global challenges: demand for alternative uses of biomass and land is intensifying and finding a balance among often conflicting uses is not trivial. The question of how Norwegian and European forests can contribute to the development of a bioeconomy, while accounting for important sustainability issues, particularly climate change mitigation and safeguarding biodiversity, is the central theme of this Ph.D. project. The project explores the challenges, possibilities, and consequences that international and national policies and the many demands for forest land and biomass pose to the forestry sector in Norway and in the EU. The project provides policy-relevant new knowledge on these questions based on model-aided scenario analyses. The project also improves and appends existing tools (forest sector and forestry models) for analysing the forest product market development and the alternative uses of forests and wood resources.

The applicant is made aware that an application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Institution:  Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)     
Closing date:  15 August 2022

Details:  https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/228070/phd-scholarship-within-theme-norwegian-and-the-eu-forest-sector-in-the-sustainable-circular-bioeconomy     


2022-05-09

Tenure-Stream Open Rank Professor of Forests and Green Space for Improving Public Health // open until filled

The Department of Forestry and Division of Public Health at Michigan State University invite applications for a 9-month tenure-system position (open rank) in Forest and Green Space for Improving Public Health (40% research, 25% teaching, 25% Extension/Outreach, 10% service). The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program by securing competitive external funding, publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals, and advancing our understanding of the green space-health relationship. This understanding could be attained through a wide range of expertise, including wellbeing, physical and mental health of urban populations, informatics, evaluation, community engagement, urban forestry, environmental justice and equity, wood design and wood product effects on health, health geography, urban planning, and other forest/health linkages (e.g., health effects of forest wildfires).

Institutions:  Department of Forestry and Division of Public Health, Michigan State University
Duty station:  East Lansing, USA
Closing date:  open until filled

Details:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-msu-forests-and-green-space.pdf