[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Position, Urban Forestry, Univ. of Delaware

Rodrigo Vargas rvargas at cicese.mx
Thu Jun 6 05:45:13 MDT 2013

*The** **J**ohn **Ba**rtr**a**m **P**r**o**f**e**ss**o**rs**h**i**p **i**n *
*U**r**ban **Fo**r**e**str**y** **a**t** **t**he** **Un**i**ve**rsit**y **o*
*f** **De**l**a**w**a**r**e**    *

*Deadline: July 31, 2013*


Applications are invited for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full
Professor of Urban Forestry.  This is a full-­time, tenure track, 9 month
(academic year) position within the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
that reports to the department Chair. This position complements and
enhances the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences within the College of
Agriculture and Natural Resources and will be expected to collaborate
synergistically with others within the College. The successful candidate
should have a strong background and expertise in ecosystem services and a
broad and integrating perspective of the principles of urban forest
sustainability.  Possible areas of professional expertise can include
knowledge of urban forest issues and solving ecosystem management problems
under current and future urban environments, which potentially involve the
impact of insects, diseases, soils, natural disturbances and damaging
weather phenomena, tree mortality mitigation, species selection, and
induced stress from human activities. Of additional relevance and
applicability to this position is a keen awareness of, and possible
expertise in, the impact of pollution, canopy effects, heat islands,
watershed management, and climate change as related to the response and
condition of the urban forest.


Ph.D. in urban forestry or a related discipline. Rank is contingent upon
experience and qualifications and exceptional early career scientists are
welcome to apply for the Assistant Professor level. Demonstrated evidence
of emerging status as a regional or national authority is also desirable.
Excellent written, oral communication, and presentation skills utilizing
traditional and digital formats are required, and prior evidence should be
referenced or provided.


•   55% research with applied emphasis. Responsible for attracting and
directing graduate students, obtaining external funding, and publishing in
both peer-­reviewed journals and other publications with industry-­related
audiences. Applicants should provide prior evidence of these scholarly
activities through a growing record of demonstrated success. Responsible
for collaborating with diverse groups within and outside of the University
and the state of Delaware, including colleagues, local communities and
municipalities, state and federal agencies, and related non-­profit and/or
private sector entities.

•   40% teaching. Responsible for a minimum of 1 upper and 1 lower division
undergraduate course/year that will teach principles of urban forestry and
urban ecology that include elements of soil science, best practices within
planned/designed landscapes, and sustainability principles. Additional
teaching at the graduate level is welcome within the candidate’s area of
expertise. Applicants should provide prior evidence of an enthusiastic
approach to teaching through publication, peer evaluation, personal
recognition, and/or projects that have engaged students.

•   5% Service.  The successful candidate will also participate in academic
committees and professional society affairs.


Applicants should * *submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one
document online and forward their Curriculum Vitae, the names and email
addresses of five (5) personal references, and a cover letter of stated
interest in this position that includes an indication of teaching interests

Robert E. Lyons, Professor and Director

Chair, Landscape Horticulture Search Committee

c/o Ms. Sue Biddle

University of Delaware

531 South College Avenue, 126 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19717-1303

Email: sbiddle at udel.edu <sbiddle at udel.edu>


Begins July 1, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is
identified. The Curriculum Vitae and letters of reference (when requested)
will be shared with departmental faculty.


The University of Delaware is located on an attractive campus in Newark,
Delaware, roughly an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and just over
two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C. The University of
Delaware is a well-endowed, state-­assisted institution with selective
admissions and a student body of more than 17,000 undergraduate and 3,500
graduate students. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is also
surrounded by the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens and affiliated
research farms.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages
applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University of
Delaware is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the U.S.
It is a Land-­Grant, Sea-­Grant, Urban-­Grant & Space-­Grant institution.

Rodrigo Vargas

Assistant Professor

Department of Plant & Soil Sciences

Mail: 152 Townsend Hall

Office: 146 Townsend Hall

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716****

Phone: 302-831-1386**

email: rvargas at udel.edu

web: http://udel.edu/~rvargas/
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