Position Announcements


Academic Research Fellow for the Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management // 14 June 2023

Mendel University in Brno announces a selection procedure for the position of Academic Research Fellow for the Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management. The successful candidate will work in the research fields 'plant ecophysiology', 'root physiology' and 'root ecology'. 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; - Building research collaborations inside the MENDELU and developing fruitful partnerships with research groups outside of MENDELU; - Actively seeking research and development funding and leading grant projects.

The research position is funded by the Horizon Europe project EXCELLENTIA, https://excellentia.ldf.mendelu.cz/.

Institution:  Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry Wood Technology, Mendel University 
Duty station:  Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date:  14 June 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)

Details:  https://www.euraxess.cz/jobs/107136


3 vacancies (Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track and Academic Teacher) at the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP) Wageningen // 19 June 2023

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP), Wageningen University & Research invites applications for three vacancies:

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track Quantitative Environmental Social Science Research, with specific focus on quantitative methods, and experience with large scale data processing;
  2. Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track: Economics of Forests and Nature, with focus on social and governance aspects of forests, land use and conservation;
  3. Academic Teacher, with a focus on developing, coordinating and practicing teaching and education at the university.

Institution:  Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP), Wageningen University & Research  
Duty station:  Wageningen, The Netherlands
Closing date:  19 June 2023

Overview:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-wageningen-three-vacancies.pdf
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Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Population Genomics // open until filled

The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Systematics Lab and Herbarium seek a highly motivated individual to conduct population-level genomic and phylogenomic research on bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and related species of eastern North America. The research is part of a US-China international collaboration funded by the US NSF, investigating the effects of genomic diversity, functional diversity, phylogenetic diversity, and introgressive hybridization on oak symbiont communities. In addition to interacting with the collaborative team in the Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum, the postdoctoral researcher will also be supported by a diverse network of partners at Duke University, Fort Collins Science Center, U of MN, and U of OK; and have opportunities to work with collaborators South China Botanical Garden and Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Institution:  The Morton Arboretum  
Duty station:  Lisle, IL, USA
Closing date:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Details:  https://careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/1244052/description


Forestry Carbon Researcher // 6 June 2023

Teagasc seeks to appoint a forestry researcher to measure and model the impact of afforestation and forest management on: - Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions; - Carbon accounting and greenhouse gas inventories; - Co-benefits to water quality and biodiversity. The successful candidate work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner with other forestry, soils and carbon researchers both in Teagasc and externally. The successful candidate will be empowered to establish an innovative research strategy, acquiring physical and human resources through internal/external funding to deliver 'through-to-practise' solutions that can improve knowledge and help maximise forestry carbon capture, minimise emissions with due regard to improving biodiversity and water quality. In support of their career development they will be fully supported to integrate with ongoing relevant research and develop a national and international network of collaborators through high impact publications and active participation at international conferences.

Institution:  Teagasc  
Duty station:  Forestry Development Department, Johnstown Castle Research Centre, Wexford or other major Teagasc Research Centre, subject to agreement with the Head of Department
Closing date:  6 June 2023, 12:00

Details:  https://topjobs-teagasc.thehirelab.com/LiveJobs/JobApply/82705?source=1&externalAgency=-1


Science Group Leader - Silviculture and Wood Properties Science Group // 4 June 2023

This is an important leadership role in Forest Research (FR). The postholder will head the Silviculture and Wood Properties Science Group, leading the development and implementation of a scientific vision for the Group, and combining this with their own applied research. They will encourage innovation, ensure that the Group delivers high-quality applied research, and will build scientific expertise and profile, including their own. They will contribute to the delivery of organisational strategy through developing and implementing a business plan for the Group. They will be a member of FR’s wider leadership team, working collaboratively to shape our scientific work and culture. The postholder will lead staff and team development for the Group and will plan and oversee the management of resources. They will work with Group members to shape key and deliver research priorities and will ensure high quality of work and effective project management and budgeting. They will proactively seek opportunities to develop the Group’s research portfolio and funding and pursue their own and collaborative research. The postholder will represent the Group within FR and in some external fora and will also contribute to development of FR scientific strategy and outputs, working with the Chief Scientist’s team, Heads of Centre and other Science Group Leads (SGLs) within and across Centres. As part of their specific research portfolio they will oversee and coordinate work on short rotation forestry between science groups funded from core and external funds. The balance of scientific research and leadership and management duties will be regularly reviewed.

Key Work Areas: - Lead the Group, including providing strategic direction and vision, coordinating its scientific work, communication and development; - Undertake scientific research, developing and deliver research in their area of expertise, ensuring that this research fits with FR’s strategic priorities; - Provide expert advice on silviculture to raise profile and increase impact; - Represent the Group and FR internally and externally as required, building FR's reputation as a national and international leader in silviculture and wood properties research; - Build and foster collaboration with external partners and across FR's Science Groups and Centres to bid for new work, catalyse new research and to enable staff and FR development; - Oversee and coordinate work on short rotation forestry between science groups funded from core and external funds; - Lead resource planning, budgeting and management, ensuring that the Group’s work is of appropriate quality, and is delivered on time and to budget; - Act as line manager for key staff and ensure that all members of the Group have good line management support, training and development opportunities, and follow FR business processes.

Institution:  Forestry Commission - Forest Research  
Duty station:  Alice Holt Research Station, Farnham GU10 4LH or Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9SY, UK
Closing date:  4 June 2023, 23:55

Details:  https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1855269 


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):  https://www.fo.ntu.edu.tw/en/news