Assistant Professor of Forest Biology

University of Idaho in Idaho

Date Posted December 6, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Academic Faculty
(Assistant Professor of Forest Biology)
Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

Open for Recruitment: November 18, 2013 - January 20, 2014
Announcement #: 10000048705
Salary Range: Commensurate upon Experience
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
Online Application (Apply Here)
Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcripts
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interests
Contact Information for 3 References
Refereed Publications

Assistant Professor of Forest Biology

Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho

The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track faculty position in forest biology at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Required: PhD in Forest Biology or close equivalent by the time of hire. Evidence of potential to secure extramural funding and demonstrated ability to publish research results in refereed journals. Evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level effectively. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desired: Demonstrated interest in and ability to teach Dendrology. Experience in field botany. Postdoctoral or similar experience with a successful record of extramural funding for research. Experience in multidisciplinary collaboration addressing important contemporary research questions. At least one degree in forestry or close equivalent. Familiarity with the land grant mission and forest management.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Contact/Application procedure: To apply online, please visit Candidates must submit a letter of application outlining how you meet the required and desired qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy including experience and effectiveness, a statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and PDF copies of one or two refereed publications with a brief explanation of your role in authorship (if not lead author).

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified with a prospective starting date of July 2014.

For more information about the position:
Katy Kavanagh, Chair
Forest Biology Search Committee
Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
Moscow ID 83844-1133

The Institution: The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution of Idaho, located in the Panhandle of northern Idaho at the ecotone of the Palouse prairie and the Rocky Mountain forests. The town of Moscow is a vibrant university community with year-round social, cultural and outdoor activities. Moscow is also a great location for higher education. The University of Idaho and Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share a large number of cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research activities. Moscow is 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and an hour's flight from Seattle. The College of Natural Resource has three academic departments: Fish and Wildlife Sciences; Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences; and Conservation Social Sciences, and offers 8 undergraduate degree programs and 3 graduate degrees (MS, PhD and Master of Natural Resources). Current enrollment in the college includes 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The College manages several outstanding field stations and experimental forests ( and and is known for its engaged field studies and outreach programs. The university is located near many terrestrial and aquatic habitats for field research sites, is nationally known for its strong program in forest sciences, and has excellent working relationships with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Native American tribes. See http:// for more information.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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