The Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year position. Starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 13, 2018, is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses, and graduate level courses in silviculture, forest practices & environmental protection, sustainable forest management, introduction to forest ecosystem management, dendrology, ecology & habitat management, and ecosystem management. The successful applicant is expected to develop an applied, field-based research program in silviculture and/or forest ecology with a focus on forest types common to California. This position will serve as a liaison between the NRES Department and the Director of Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch school forest in Santa Cruz County.
Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, grant writing, publications, and presentations) as part of his/her professional development. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities.
Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills: Doctorate degree in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Forest Management or related discipline.
Must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, and the public is essential. Must demonstrate commitment to diversity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding, and publish research.
Preferred Qualifications/Skills: Forestry operations experience is preferred. The ability to collaborate on research with faculty across the College, University, and industry is desirable. Candidates, who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, are preferred.
Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees.
For details, qualifications, and application instructions (online faculty application required), visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, and apply to requisition #104581. Review begin date: October 2, 2017. EEO. Title