[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology/Biology

Courtney Siegert courtneymichelle927 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 15:32:51 MST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking a
forest ecologist/biologist. Please see below for more information:

*Faculty Position – Forest Ecology/Biology*

*Department of Forestry*

*Mississippi State University*

*Position*:  Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, Forest and
Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University

*Qualifications*: Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely related field is
required. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered.
Preferred qualifications include a record of scholarly publication,
demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding, and experience in
teaching at the university level.

*Responsibilities*: Responsibilities will include participation in the
department’s teaching program, research and service activities. The
successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses in forest ecology/biology, and may be
asked to contribute to teaching in the Department’s new undergraduate major
– Natural Resource Environmental Conservation. The successful candidate
will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program.
Appropriate areas of research expertise could include, but are not limited
to: fire ecology, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, quantitative
ecology, or environmental impact assessment/mitigation. Opportunities exist
to collaborate with the USDA Forest Service, state agencies, forest
industry, and other southern forest landowners and managers in research

*Rank and Salary*: Tenure-track, full-time, 9-month or 12-month
appointment. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and

*The Department of Forestry*: The Department of Forestry is one of three
departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi Forest
and Wildlife Research Center which is a separately funded state agency.
Departmental activities include undergraduate and graduate instruction,
research, and extension programs in forestry and natural resources. The
Department has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of
Mississippi State University. In addition, the Department’s activities are
supplemented by the John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,200-acre research
and teaching forest. The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and the Tombigbee
National Forest are both within easy commute of the university and are also
commonly used for teaching and research activities.

Mississippi State University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity
institution and a land grant university which includes the Mississippi
State University Extension Service. The university is located in
Starkville, a beautiful college town in northeast Mississippi (

*Application Procedure*:  Screening of applicants will begin December 1,
2014 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applications
must be made on the Mississippi State University Employment opportunities
website via the link:  https://www.jobs.msstate.edu
<http://www.jobs.msstate.edu/> (PARF Number 8378). Applicants should also
send (in a single pdf) a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of
transcripts (for all degrees), a brief statement of research and teaching
interests, and complete contact information for three professional
references to:

Dr. Scott Roberts (email: sroberts at cfr.msstate.edu)

Chair, Forest Ecology/Biology Search Committee

Department of Forestry

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS  39762-9681
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