Assistant Professor – University of Florida

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Assistant Professor – Resilience and Restoration Silviculture, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC), Gainesville, Florida

12-month position with tenure accruing in the SFRC. The assigned responsibilities will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% instruction (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on silviculture as a tool to adapt forest composition, structure and function to help mitigate impacts of novel and emerging forest health threats across diverse forest types and ownership classes. Instructional duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. An earned doctorate in silviculture or a closely related discipline such as forest ecology or forest ecophysiology is required. Research focus should be within the context of forest management. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Experience in forest pathology, forest entomology, and/or other aspects of forest health are highly desirable, as are quantitative analytical and modeling skills. This position is one of four in a cohort (three faculty, one staff) designed to meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge guiding management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience. Questions about the position can be referred to Dr. Tim Martin, tamartin@ufl.edu. To apply, please visit http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/493227.