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PhD Position: Use of genomic data to improve prediction of tree provenance growth and resilience under future climate // 14 April 2023

The Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics at the Slovenian Forestry Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is inviting applications for a PhD position on the use of genomic data to improve prediction of tree provenance growth and resilience under future climate. The candidate will conduct research based on a combination of field and laboratory work and from existing genomics datasets. He/she will collaborate in international projects (H2020 FORGENIUS, Horizon Europe OptFORESTS) and with recognized research institutions in Slovenia and abroad. Through his/her work and participation in various workshops/conferences, the candidate will acquire skills that will enable him/her to have a successful scientific career after graduation. He/she will gain experience with analyzing large datasets and high-performance computing, molecular lab, critical thinking, audience-friendly communication including manuscript writing and teamwork. The proposed research will combine knowledge from different scientific fields, especially genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and modelling working with long-lived forest trees. The research will focus on understanding the adaptability and maladaptation of different tree provenances to climate change by including genomic data from common gardens into models predicting the growth and resilience under different environments, including calculations of statistics related to population vulnerability (e.g., genomic offset). The training program of the young researcher and the exact content of the PhD project will be agreed with the selected candidate. The choice of the University is negotiable. The candidate is expected to hold a MSc degree in genetics, biology, forestry, agriculture, or other related fields. Experience in programming languages (R, Python) and command of Linux is desirable.

Institution:  Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics, Slovenian Forestry Institute    
Duty station:  Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Closing date:  14 April 2023



Professor in Tree Growth and Wood Physiology // 21 April 2023

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Professor in »Tree Growth and Wood Physiology«, W3 Associate or W3 Full Professor, to begin as soon as possible. The professorship will be assigned to the TUM School of Life Sciences, Department Life Science Systems, located at the interdisciplinary campus Freising-Weihenstephan. The School provides ample opportunities for collaboration in the areas of forestry, biological and agricultural sciences. Close collaboration of the professorship with TUM.wood and the Center of Forestry Weihenstephan is intended. The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. TUM seeks to appoint an expert in the research area of tree growth and wood physiology based on experimental or modelling data with a focus on forest stands and environmental change. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, including the master's program Sustainable Resource Management. TUM is looking for candidates who have demonstrated excellent achievements in research and teaching in an internationally recognized scientific environment, relative to the relevant career level.

Institution:  School of Life Sciences, Department Life Science Systems, Technical University of Munich (TUM)    
Duty station:  Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany 
Closing date:  21 April 2023



PhD-position in silviculture to evaluate forest regeneration chains // 31 March 2023

The conditions for the future forest stands are established during the regeneration phase. In practical forestry, one experiences that today it is both more difficult and more expensive to establish conifer stands. Over 15 years, the cost has almost doubled, and damage caused by insects and other pests appears to be increasing. This in turn leads to poorer status of young forests. The regeneration chain consists of several elements that have so far been studied in relative isolation from each other. A better knowledge of the long-term impact of silvicultural measures and how they interact with each other is an important step in being able to improve and make the regeneration more efficient. The execution of the site preparation can, for example, have different effects on the growth of the seedlings, but also on the need of cleaning and thinning in the future. An overall assessment of the entire chain can lead to different conclusions than when each link is considered separately. The purpose of the project is thus to increase the understanding of which parts of the chain are critical for the success of the forest establishment and how different parts of the chain can be adapted to shape the forest in accordance with the goals of forestry.

Institution:  Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)  
Duty station:  Alnarp, Sweden
Closing date:  31 March 2023



Faculty Positions Announcement // 31 October 2023

The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University currently has an opening in each of the following areas:

1. Ecosystem Functions in Forest Environment // 2. Silviculture or Tree Physiology.

Position Type: Full-time professor, associate professor, or assistant professor to begin on August 1, 2024.

Please mail the required documents in hard copy to the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University. The submitted documents must be received by October 31, 2023.

Institution:  School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University (SFRC, NTU)
Closing date:  31 October 2023

Details (qualifications, required documents and mail address):


Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry/Arboriculture (2 positions) // 9 April 2023 or open until filled

The College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point is hiring two tenure track faculty positions focused on the Arboriculture and Urban & Community Forestry option (UCF) in the Forestry Discipline. As faculty members of the UCF team, you will have the flexibility to teach courses within the core UCF area, including Arboriculture and Landscape Management, Functional Tree Biology, Nursery Management, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Tree Care Techniques, and Urban and Community Forestry. These faculty members will have responsibilities for undergraduate teaching (100%), 12 credits per semester along with scholarship and service activities. Teaching during the Summer Field Experience program for additional compensation is expected. In addition, the opportunity exists to develop on-line curriculum in UCF and/or utility vegetation management and for involvement in research, outreach, and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements.

Institution:  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
Duty station:  Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Closing date:  Review of applicants begins on 9 April and will continue until the position is filled.



Professor in forest policy and legislation // 8 April 2023

In accordance with its development plan, the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is seeking a professor in forest policy and legislation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in French at all levels, support the various departmental programs, and develop a research program in the targeted areas. More specifically, teaching and research activities will focus on the following areas: 1. Public policies for the management and development of forest resources; 2. Legal frameworks for forest management, supply and processing of forest resources in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world; 3. State and non-state forms of forest governance, such as forest and environmental certification or local and indigenous governance; 4. Socio-economic factors of the sustainable use of forest resources; 5. Professional ethics in practice settings.

Institution:  Department of Wood and Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Université Laval
Duty station: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Closing date: 8 April 2023