[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology - Oregon State University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jan 2 10:47:48 MST 2015

Date:    Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:14:34 -0500
From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Jessica_Bagley?= <jessica.bagley at OREGONSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology - Oregon State University

Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology

Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University

Oregon State University=92s commitment to student success includes hiring=
retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our=20
undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our=20=

Strategic Plan (http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3)
articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and=20
equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has=20
established a hiring initiative for 2014-15 that is designed to support=20=

these strategies. In alignment with this initiative, the College of=20
Forestry seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology.

Position Summary: The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society in the=20=

College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-=20
month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an innovative=20=

extramurally funded research program in fire ecology that is relevant to=20=

human use of forested landscapes, biodiversity conservation and global=20=

change. The candidate will be responsible for the delivery of two=20
undergraduate courses in both the =91Forest Landscape Processes and=20
Management=92 option within our Forest Management degree and a new=20
interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program focusing on interactions=20=

among biophysical and social systems. The appointee will also teach an=20=

additional graduate course in her/his area of expertise. This position=20=

is part of a larger commitment by Oregon State University to hire,=20
retain, and develop diverse faculty to mentor and educate our=20
undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. We=20
invite you to visit the application website for further details on how=20=

to apply:=20

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES) brings together=20
students, staff and faculty with interest and expertise in forest=20
ecology and social science to tackle some of the most pressing=20
environmental challenges facing us today=20
(http://fes.forestry.oregonstate.edu).  Our faculty are world leaders in=20=

a wide range of disciplines, including restoration ecology, forest=20
social science, tree physiology, climate change and carbon dynamics,=20
natural resource economics and policy, wilderness resource management,=20=

silviculture, wildlife ecology, and remote sensing.

We also have living laboratories used for classes and research that=20
include the 11,500 acre McDonald-Dunn Forest, just 20 minutes from=20
campus, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascade Mountains (a=20=

National Science Foundation Long-term Ecological Research site), and a=20=

wide variety of cooperating public and private forest lands including a=20=

new Institute for Working Forest Landscapes. The position offers=20
substantial potential for collaborative efforts with co-located science=20=

agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research=20
Station, the USGS Forest and Range Ecosystem Science Center and the US=20=

Environmental Protection Agency.

The department has a large and diverse student body both on campus (>200=20=

undergraduates/ 80 graduates) and online (530 undergraduates/ 60=20
graduates); thus, we seek an individual with an interest and commitment=20=

to teaching and innovation in both classroom and online education.

Minimum/ Required Qualifications
-=09Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to disturbance and/or fire=20
-=09Demonstrated potential to develop a high-quality academic=20
research program in fire ecology=20
-=09Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity as it relates to=20
teaching and mentoring students
-=09Commitment to undergraduate and graduate student engagement and=20
-=09Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
-=09Experience in fire ecology research conducted at multiple=20
spatial scales
-=09Evidence of research productivity=20
-=09Evidence of capacity to link basic and applied research
-=09Experience with interdisciplinary research (particularly between=20
social and ecological sciences)
-=09Record of obtaining external funding
-=09Relevant graduate and/or postdoctoral experience in teaching=20
within and/or across disciplines
-=09Experience in fostering diversity in teaching and mentoring=20
(e.g., supervising underrepresented groups in research)
-=09Evidence of fostering undergraduate success (e.g., sponsoring=20
student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities)=20=

-=09Experience with natural resource management applications=20

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic
(1) a cover letter addressing your qualifications and aspirations as=20
they relate to the specific duties and responsibilities described in the=20=

position description;
(2) a full-length curriculum vitae (CV);
(3) a two-page teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the=20
candidate=92s commitment to fostering student success and enhancing=20
diversity; Upload as Other Document 1
(4) a two-page research statement; Upload as Other Document 2
(5) up to four peer-reviewed publications; Upload combined pdfs as Other=20=

Document 3
(6) the names and contact information (email, telephone and mail) of=20
three referees who may be contacted by the search committee; Upload as=20=

Other Document 4

Visit the application web site (http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/) for=20
further details about the position (posting # 0013480). The position=20
will remain open until filled. For full consideration, apply by January=20=

30, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full=20
consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved=20=

or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without=20=

notice to applicants

For additional information please contact Matt Betts, 541-737-3841,=20
matthew.betts at oregonstate.edu=20=20

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in=20=

all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer,=20=

and particularly encourage applications from members of historically=20
underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with=20
disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who=20
demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and=20=

inclusive community.=20=20
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