Position Announcements

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


2022-04-20

13 PhD positions at TREES FOR ME // mid- to end-May 2022

The Centre of Excellence called 'TREES FOR ME' is inviting applications for 13 PhD positions spanning several interdisciplinary fields: silviculture, regeneration, forest management, forest pathology, biodiversity, forest genetics and breeding, genomic selection, mechanical engineering, bioenergy and thermos conversion processes, lifecycle analyses, sustainable value chains, and policy and societal perspectives. 'Trees For Me' is an internationally leading, interdisciplinary, science-based platform that collaborates with stakeholders representing the whole forest-based value chain, and aims to build research excellence and knowledge for Swedish forest, wood and energy sectors. The centre is a collaboration with 50 partners including 5 academic/research institutes.

Institution: TREES FOR ME    
Duty station: depending on the specific institution where the position will be hosted. 
Closing date: mid-May to end of May 2022

Details:  https://www.slu.se/en/ew-news/2022/4/got-the-right-stuff/


2022-04-11

PhD position in forest policy // 20 May 2022

The Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre is accepting applications for a PhD student in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at SLU. The centre works in close collaboration with the forestry sector and other stakeholders. The aim of this PhD student position is a doctoral degree. Drawing from the field of system innovation and applying the theoretical lenses of multi-level perspective, the 4-year PhD project will examine the potential for system innovations to promote fast growing broadleaves in Sweden. Special attention will be given to innovations incited at the niche level, e.g. social networks and entrepreneurship to promote alternative silvicultural regimes; or favouring fast growing broadleaves in forest regeneration and silvicultural treatments by private forest owners. Based on documentary analyses and interviews, the project will investigate such research questions as: (i) What are the key hinders and drivers for the innovations? (ii) Who are the innovators, what are their rationales? (iii) What could be a potent mix of forest policy instruments, to promote (fast growing) broadleaves? The PhD student will be included in the research team with focus on forest policy and planning.

Institution:  Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)  
Duty station:  Alnarp, Sweden
Closing date:  20 May 2022.

Details at:  https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=6475&rmlang=UK


2022-04-05

PhD position addressing the biodiversity implications of short-rotation broadleaf production forests // 31 May 2022

In this 4-year PhD project the successful applicant will complete their doctoral degree conducting research into ways to optimize the benefits to forest biodiversity, from the increased use of short-rotation broadleaf (SRB) production forests. Primary research questions will focus on deciphering the biodiversity contribution of SRB stands, and identifying management alternatives that enhance the contribution of SRBs to Sweden's forest biodiversity. This will be achieved via a combination of field based measurements and experiments in production forests and pre-established experimental sites. Whereas the taxonomic focus may be adjusted to reflect the applicant's interests (e.g. saproxylic insects, bird communities), we expect understory vascular plants, epiphytic lichens and mosses to be study organisms. The knowledge generated will enable forest owners and society to make more informed decisions regarding the biodiversity implications of SRB production forestry alternatives. Upon completion the doctoral student will have expertise in forest and conservation ecology, experimental design, and sustainable forest management, within the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. The PhD student will be part of our research team that focuses on research and teaching programs addressing biodiversity conservation in forest landscapes, ecosystem services, plant animal interactions, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Institution:  Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)  
Duty station:  Alnarp, Sweden
Closing date: 31 May 2022

Details:  https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=6471&rmlang=UK


2022-03-31

Phd student position in forest pathology // 31 May 2022

The Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), is inviting applications for a PhD student position in the new Centre of Excellence in Fast Growing Broadleaves (TREES FOR ME). The aim of the PhD student position is a doctoral degree. In this 4-year project the student will primarily do research on biotic threats affecting the growth and survival of poplar, aspen hybrid aspen and birch. The PhD studies include studies on both current threats caused by pathogenic fungi and new invasive pests on-the-horizon for Sweden. The PhD student will get a research education in forest pathology with training in microbiology and molecular ecology. The PhD student will be included in our research team with focus on forest pathology using empirical data from field studies, and modern molecular techniques used in detection and monitoring. The research group in Forest Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp studies the biology, ecology and epidemiology of endemic and exotic invasive forest pathogens. Our work focuses on aspects of disease control and the interactions of trees with fungi and fungal-like (oomycete) organisms, including host symbioses and tree defense mechanisms.

Institutions:  Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Duty station:  Alnarp, Sweden
Closing date:  31 May 2022

Details:  https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=6453&rmlang=UK