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Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology
University of Alaska Southeast
The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology, with a focus on the dynamics, processes and interactions in forested ecosystems.
Candidates who can address aspects of applied forestry and/or forest management in their research and teaching are preferred. The position will support undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Science, Geography, and Biology. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate level courses in the forest-ecosystem sciences, plant ecology, and natural resource management as well as upper division courses and seminars in the candidate's area of expertise.
Candidates should have prior research experience and the capacity to establish a program of externally funded research, with an expectation that they will involve undergraduate students in their research.
The successful candidate will be involved in EPSCoR research activities at UAS focused on evaluating the physical and biological function and ecosystem services associated with the coastal temperate rainforests of southeast Alaska. Also, the successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively across disciplines within the Department of Natural Sciences. Opportunities exist to engage with regional organizations such as the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (http://acrc.alaska.edu) and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/) that complements the successful candidate's research program.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a closely related field by the date of appointment to the position.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Sanjay Pyare, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Eran Hood, email@example.com.
To apply and review the detailed position announcement, go to www.uakjobs.com, reference posting 0065469. Applications must be submitted via UAKjobs website; paper or emailed applications are not accepted. Review of applications begins Jan. 24, 2013 and will continue until filled. UAS is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.