Position Announcements


Project Manager in IUFRO's Science-Policy Programme // 25 August 2024

IUFRO, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is hiring a Project Manager to start on 1 October 2024. Candidates should ideally be early- to mid-career professionals holding a Master’s degree (or higher) in Forest Sciences or Economic Studies, Political Science, Law, Natural Resources Management, International Relations, or related disciplines; with a minimum experience of three years. Work experience with European Union policies and institutions is desirable.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the conceptual development, operational planning and implementation of regional activities within the Science-Policy Programme and will be reporting to the Programme Coordinator. Additionally, the Project Manager will be working closely with the IUFRO President on strategic organisational development with focus on diversity issues within the IUFRO network.

This part-time (36 hours/week) position in an international environment requires flexible management of assigned tasks and the ability to independently structure one's own work.

Institution:  Science-Policy Programme, IUFRO    
Duty station:  IUFRO HQ, Vienna, Austria
Working language: English (command of other UN languages and/or German is advantageous)
Closing date:  25 August 2024, 11:59 p.m. CEST

Details:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/scipol-vacancy-announcement-2024-project-manager.pdf


Faculty Positions Announcement // 31 October 2024

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

1. Forest Carbon Sink Survey and Resource Survey and Assessment
2. Multipurpose Biomaterial Utilization
3. Ecosystem Services Evaluation

Position Type: Full-time professor, associate professor, or assistant professor
Start date:  1 August 2025

Institution:  School of Forestry and Resource Conservation (SFRC), National Taiwan University (NTU)
Closing date:  31 October 2024
Please submit all required documents via email to:  chient(at)ntu.edu.tw
Contact phone:  +886-2-33664609, Fax:  +886-2-23654520.

Details:  https://www.fo.ntu.edu.tw/?locale=en 


Academic Research Fellow in Forest Socio-economics // 1 September 2024

The Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, is looking for a motivated researcher to join a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research group dedicated to forest ecosystem research led by leading scientist, Professor Douglas L. Godbold. The team is studying the impacts of projected climate scenarios on Central European forests. The necessary data collection and practical research are carried out at the Masaryk Forest Enterprise in Křtiny, Czech Republic. The research position is funded by the five-year prestigious Horizon project EXCELLENTIA started in May 2023.

The successful candidate will work in the research fields of provision of ecosystem services perception, forest and human well-being, the social and economic implications of declining forest health. 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; - build research collaborations inside the MENDELU and develop fruitful partnerships with research groups outside of MENDELU; - actively seek research and development funding and leading grant projects.

Institution:  Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno 
Duty station:  Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date:  1 September 2024 

Details:  https://www.researchjobs.cz/job/academic-research-fellow-forest-socio-economics/?language=en


Post-doc at the Department of Biogeography and Systematics // 31 July 2024

The Director of the Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, invites applicants for the position of Post-doc at the Department of Biogeography and Systematics. The following is required: 1. Doctoral degree in the field of biological or closely related sciences (awarded up to 7 years before employment in the project); 2. Knowledge about evolutionary biology and bioinformatics; 3. Experience in the application of techniques of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) treatment and computational methods of landscape genomics, especially genotype-environment association; 4. Hands-on experience with R; 5. Scientific output including publications indexed by Clarivate Analytics; 6. Proficiency in English (speaking and writing); 7. Readiness to participate in scientific expeditions and training; 8. High motivation for further development, creativity and ability to be both team-oriented and independent; 9. Very good work organization; 10. Submitting a declaration that after employment the employee agree to be included in the number of employees conducting scientific activity at the Institute of Dendrology PAS, in accordance with art. 265 paragraph 5 of the law on higher education and science; 11. Submitting a declaration that after employment, the Institute of Dendrology PAS will be the place of primary employment.

Institution:  Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Duty station:  not indicated; location of institution: Kórnik, Poland  
Closing Date:  31 July 2024

Details:  https://www.idpan.poznan.pl/images/Praca/Praca_2024/POST-DOC%20EN%2018.06.2024.pdf


(Senior) Researcher / Expert on Sustainability Impact Assessment // Closing date not indicated

The (Senior) Researcher / Expert will work in the Sustainable Markets and Society team, and will participate in collaborative projects and research proposals of relevance to EFI’s Bioeconomy Programme. The position focuses on developing and piloting sustainability impact assessment (SIA), life-cycle analysis (LCA), biodiversity footprinting methods together with research and practice partners, and mainstreaming these approaches to sustainability strategies and sustainable business models in forest-related sectors. The (Senior) Researcher / Expert will also be expected to: - Contribute to developing research funding applications; - Support project management (contents, finances, reporting); - Lead and contribute to scientific articles, reports, policy briefs and other publications; - Present and communicate research results to decision makers, researchers, and stakeholders, and the general public; - Supervise the work of trainees and junior researchers.

Institutions:  Bioeconomy Programme of the European Forest Institute (EFI)
Duty station:  Joensuu, Finland
Closing date:  not indicated

Details:  https://careers.efi.int/o/senior-researcher-expert-on-sustainability-impact-assessment 


Associate Professorship or Professorship in Outdoor Recreation and Green Space Planning // 7 August 2024

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications at associate or professor level in the field Outdoor Recreation and Green Space Planning. The positions will primarily be based in the Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning – Society where social aspects of green space is a central research topic, but the positions have broader relevance for the department. Successful candidates should be internationally recognized within the field of Outdoor Recreation and Green Space Planning with special focus on some of the following issues: - Recreation and cultural ecosystem services; - Recreational and other socio-cultural aspects of people’s nature relationships, such as perception, wellbeing, and sense of place research; - Recreation resource assessment, monitoring and geo-spatial mapping; - Green space and outdoor recreation planning, governance and management, urban forestry, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions; - Monitoring and documentation of outdoor recreation including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and special user groups (e.g. children and ethnic minorities); - Involvement of multiple stakeholder groups (e.g. associations, landowners, volunteers, citizens etc.) in planning and governing of natural areas and green spaces in relation to outdoor recreation.

Institutions:  Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Duty station:  not indicated; the Faculty of Science is located at Frederiksberg, Denmark
Closing Date:  7 August 2024, 23:59 GMT +2

Details:  https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1307&ProjectId=161982&DepartmentId=18971&MediaId=4638


Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant-Associated Molecular Mycology // 15 August 2024

The Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, is inviting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant-Associated Molecular Mycology. The Department's aim is to recruit, support, and retain a scholar who will develop a strong, interdisciplinary, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program focused on fungi and/or oomycetes that interact with plants. To that end, we encourage applications from scholars whose research interests and experience may include, but are not limited to, the evolution of fungicide resistance, molecular plant-microbe interactions, population genomics, metagenomics, functional genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics of fungal and/or oomycete pathogens. Programs that use emerging computational and data-analytic approaches are highly desirable. The incumbent will be expected to seek both internal and external research support funds and training grants from government, industry, and other appropriate sources. The incumbent will become an integral part of the Department of Plant Pathology academic program and interact with and enhance a strong mycology community at Ohio State in support of the new undergraduate Minor in Mycology by developing or participating in courses as appropriate. The incumbent will teach/co-teach a course in Plant Pathogenic Fungi and associated laboratory, and develop a mycology-themed course of broad interest to diverse undergraduate students.

Institution:  Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University
Duty Station:  Columbus, Ohio, USA
Closing date:  15 August 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

Details:  https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Professor-Mycology-Plant-Pathology_R99372-1