The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Forest Ecology, with a split assignment in teaching and research. The position is located in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Clemson is a land-grant university situated in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. In addition to the 1,400-acre campus the school has access to 18,000 acres on the University Forests and Farms near Clemson and 16,000 acres of land on the coast on Hobcaw Barony, both devoted to teaching, research, and outreach. Clemson University is recognized as a top 20 public university by U.S. News and Word Report.


  • Teach Forest Ecology and another undergraduate course for SAF-accredited curricula.
  • Develop and teach a graduate level course in the area of specialty.
  • Conduct innovative research that advances ecological understanding of forest ecosystems and/or promotes sustainable management of forest resources, with a specific research emphasis on using an ecosystem analysis approach to study major ecological drivers in southern forests such as disturbance and climate change.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed, high quality journals.
  • Support graduate students and research programs with external grants and contracts.
  • Advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate students.
  • Collaborate actively in a multi-disciplinary context with faculty in the school, college, and university as well as other agencies as appropriate to scholarly interests and programmatic needs.


  • Required: Ph.D. degree with specialization in forest ecology or related fields.
  • Preferred: BS in forestry from a SAF-accredited program or equivalent; Demonstrated interest or experience in teaching field-based undergraduate courses; Demonstrated ability or potential in competitive grantsmanship and peer –reviewed publications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To insure full consideration applications should be submitted by December 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview in January 2015, or until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ecology.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) a one-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from the PhD degree-granting institution; and (6) a Curriculum Vitae to:

Ms. Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634


Dr. Geoff Wang, Search Committee Chair
Clemson University
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences
226 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0310

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