Position: The School Forest Manager and Lecturer in Forest Operations and Management at Yale University
Background: The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies invites applications from emerging and experienced foresters in the management of forests for appointment as the School Forest Manager and Lecturer in Forest Operations and Management. The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher with demonstrated skills and experience in managing forests. Applicants should have interdisciplinary expertise focused on the management of forests that includes road and trail engineering and design, harvesting operations, and conservation practices around protecting water, soils, and wildlife habitat. It is important that the candidate have strong experience in the oversight and direct management of timber sales, marketing products, contracts; and the trespass, deeds, and legal issues of managing land. General knowledge of soils, forest ecology, silviculture, wildlife, dendrology, economics, finance, and growth and yield or some combination of these subjects is important. Candidates should have proven ability to inspire students through practical, hands-on teaching. Candidates should be capable of guiding and mentoring masters professional students through a ten week summertime apprentice forester fellowship program on managing forests based at the Yale-Myers Forest; and will be expected to mentor and administer a post-graduate fellowship program of recent graduate foresters who help to manage the School Forests and who engage in extension and education activities surrounding the School Forests. Under the supervision of the Director of School Forests, and working closely with other faculty in the School, the Forest Manager would be responsible for overseeing Post-graduate fellows who conduct the day-to-day management of the seven forests and 11,000 acres that make up the Yale School Forests. During the academic year the Forest Manager would be expected to lead two extended field trips: i) to the southern United States on the management of industrial forests; and ii) co-lead a trip with the School Forest Director alternating to either the Western United States or to Europe each year. The School Forest Manager would also be responsible for teaching forest operations to professional Master’s students during the academic year and lead a series of workshops and technical trainings in growth and yield, forest measurements and inventory, road and trail engineering, and forest certification for Master’s students. S/he will also be expected to assist with the mentoring of Master’s students, the Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, represent the School at regional professional forest meetings, and build connections with faculty, students, and leadership in other academic units across Yale University.
Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the School (http://environment.yale.edu) to learn more about the School Forests, and consider how their expertise can help strengthen field-based forestry teaching within the School and more broadly at Yale. Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) names and contact information of four references via http://bit.ly/2uC5Kbd. For more information about the position, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please visit our careers page at www.yale.edu/jobs, and apply for requisition #44701BR.
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