Position Announcements


Assistant Professor in Forest Entomology // 11 February 2022 or until filled

Ohio State Entomology invites applications with a strong focus on the impacts of climate change, urbanization, species invasion and/or other disturbances as they relate to arthropod populations in forested ecosystems. This is a nine-month tenure track faculty position with a 70% research and 30% teaching appointment. The department seeks an individual that complements existing expertise in ecology, behavior, and population genetics. Ohio’s landscape includes large tracts of urban and suburban development, and individuals with expertise in urban forest ecology and woody plant pest management are strongly encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with faculty across multiple academic departments and colleges at the university is required.

Institutions:  Department of Entomology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
Duty station:  CFAES campus in Wooster, Ohio, USA
Closing date:  11 February 2022 (Initial consideration will be given to applications received by February 11, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.)

Details:  https://entomology.osu.edu/news/assistant-professor-forest-entomology


PhD Opportunity in Mixed Forests Establishment and Management // 15 February 2022

The Silviculture Lab of the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), is seeking a highly motivated person to conduct research on the role of mixed forests management for enhancing the resilience of forest stands to disturbances such as droughts and insects, which are on the rise in western Canada. This is critical for sustaining future timber production, and biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. The successful candidate will examine existing mixed-species silvicultural trials in coastal and interior forests of BC with variable spacing and species proportions using a combination of remote-sensing tools and high-resolution temporal growth and physiological data. The objective is to provide key recommendations to guide the design of effective strategies to establish and manage mixed-species forests.

Institution:  Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Ignacio Barbeito
Closing date:  15 February 2022

Details:  https://www.grad.ubc.ca/ad/55681


Molecular Biologist/Plant Pathologist // 6 February 2022

Forest Research (FR), the research agency of the UK Forestry Commission, is seeking to appoint a Molecular Biologist/Plant Pathologist on a Fixed Term Appointment for 27 months. The project the successful candidate will take on is beetle transmission and vectoring of bacteria in Acute Oak Decline (AOD). It requires excellent bacteriological and bioinformatic skills, the ability to work with live beetles as well as the ability to build on existing data through: experiment planning and execution, bacterial isolation and identification, beetle rearing and dissection, data collection and analysis, scientific publication/report writing and presentation. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the above as well as laboratory and management skills, quality assurance, strong, integrated teamwork and the ability to help colleagues with bioinformatic analyses.

Institution:  Forest Research (FR) / Forestry Commission
Duty Station:  Alice Holt Research Station, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Reference number: 179852
Closing Date:  6 February 2022, 23:55

Details:  document for download


Assistant Professor of Forest Management // 1 February 2022

The School of Forest Resources (SFR) at the University of Maine seeks a collaborative colleague to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Forest Management. The successful applicant is expected to fully participate in UMaine’s undergraduate and graduate education, build a strong research program, and engage with diverse stakeholders, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the institution and the discipline. This position is 50% teaching and 50% research with additional expectations of service and advising undergraduate and graduate students. The 50% teaching appointment involves teaching 9 credits per academic year. Research expectations include developing an extramurally funded, internationally recognized, forest management research program and collaborating with scientists and educators in forest resources and related disciplines.

Institution:  The School of Forest Resources (SFR), University of Maine
Duty Station:  Orono, ME, USA
Closing date: Review of applications to begin February 1st, 2022.

Details:  https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=73379&job=assistant-professor-of-forest-management


Assistant Professor (Forest Entomology) // 31 January 2022 or until filled

The Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, is inviting applications for the post of Assistant Professor, twelve-month, tenure track appointment, research responsibility (75%), teaching responsibility (25%). The successful applicant will develop and conduct an active research program in the area of Forest Entomology to include development of strategies to manage forest pests or forest health. This position requires a balance of research to improve our fundamental understanding of insects in forest ecosystems as well as field-oriented research to address evolving pest problems. Expertise of the incumbent and needs of the stakeholders will influence research direction. Applications are solicited from individuals with a wide range of expertise (e.g., chemical ecology, invasive species, insect pathology, global climate change, population dynamics, or ecosystem and landscape ecology). The position requires cooperation and collaboration with research and extension personnel in LSU’s School of Renewable Natural Resources, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, other state and federal agencies, and with stakeholders in the forest industry. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain competitive, extramural funding, participate in graduate student training as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Louisiana State University, and serve as a liaison to the forestry industry. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching a course in insect ecology and an additional course in their area of expertise and will contribute to other aspects of the academic program of the Department.

Institution: Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University (LSU)
Duty Station: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Closing date: 31 January 2022, 12:01a.m. CST (1:01a.m. EST), or until suitable applicant is found.

Details:  https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/details/Assistant-Professor--Forest-Entomology-_R00062333  


PhD Student in Bamboo Forest Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation // open until filled

The Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking a full-time PhD student to conduct interdisciplinary research on bamboo forest carbon management projects focusing on climate change's effect on bamboo carbon productivity under different carbon management strategies, life cycle analysis of bamboo and bamboo products, and their implication for bamboo forest carbon offsets markets. A four-year PhD scholarship, plus research funding will be available for the position. The applicant must have an M.Sc. degree with a strong background in forestry, biometrics, or related fields with peer-reviewed publications (at least one) related to forest carbon and statistical modelling/ life-cycle assessments. Working experience with the bamboo forest ecosystem and products will be preferred. The successful applicant must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, a strong independent work ethic, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated success in group collaboration.

Institutions:  Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station:  Vancouver, Canada
Closing Date:  open until filled

Details:  https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/phd-student-bamboo-forest-carbon/  


Master Student in Carbon Sequestration, Capture, Storage and Utilization // open until filled

The Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking one new full-time Master student (potentially converted into PhD student) with a focus on CO2 conversion under the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) program. The Research Graduate funding will be available for at least two years and potential for four to five years. The candidate applicant is required to have a solid background in environmental chemistry, chemistry, or chemical engineering. Prior courses in electrochemistry will be an asset. The applicant is expected to have good knowledge in forest, environmental and energy science and basic skill in using data analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB, Python). The ideal candidate must have a post-secondary degree in forest chemistry, environmental science, chemical engineering, chemistry, material chemistry and engineering, or other related fields. The candidate must have demonstrated potential lab research skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others efficiently.

Institutions:  Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station:  Vancouver, Canada
Closing Date:  open until filled

Details:  https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/master-student-carbon-sequestration/  


PostDoc in (Environmental) Social Sciences // as soon as possible

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) invites applications for a PostDoc position in (environmental) social sciences. In an interdisciplinary project within the framework of the EU's Horizon 2020 research program, forest restoration measures are being carried out and analysed on demonstration plots throughout Europe. This also includes dealing with the societal handling of the restoration measures in the Governance and Society work package led by WSL, which examines governance practices across Europe and explores them in greater depth in workshops. Qualitative interviews in the regions of the demonstration areas as well as a Europe-wide representative online survey will also serve to explore the attitudes of the public to forest enhancement. Finally, a toolkit for implementation in practice will bedeveloped. The successful candidate will prepare and analyze the qualitative interviews and the online survey. In addition, s/he will supervise the local partners in conducting the interviews,support the workshops, monitor the survey conducted by a polling institute and support thework package leader in his tasks. Finally, the incumbent will develop the toolkit, publish the results in international journals and present them at project meetings, scientific conferences and in practical context.

Institutions:  The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research  (WSL)
Duty station:  Birmensdorf, close to Zurich, Switzerland
Closing Date:  as soon as possible

Details:  https://apply.refline.ch/273855/1230/pub/4/index.html