The successful candidate will develop a statewide extension program that promotes best practices to landowners and managers while being cognizant of current and emerging issues in forest resource management and forest economics. The quality of the developed extension program should garner it regional and national recognition. The successful candidate will develop professional relationships with state and national forest resource agencies, centers, the American Tree Farm System, the South Carolina Forestry Association and the South Carolina Forestry Commission. The successful candidate will lead the Forestry and Natural Resources Team for Extension.
This position will require contributions to teaching, advising, and mentoring. The successful applicant will teach on average, two undergraduate, 3-credit courses each year, and one graduate course every other year. Undergraduate courses to be taught will be selected from areas of forest management, forest economics, forest valuation, forest management planning, and forest policy. The successful candidate will develop a graduate-level course that adds needed analytical and conceptual dimensions to the graduate program in those course areas. Duties also include undergraduate advising in Forest Resources Management. Service to the university and the forestry and natural resources profession is expected. While this is not a research appointment, scholarly productivity is expected.
Qualifications include a doctorate in Forest Resource Management/Economics from a program with a SAF accredited undergraduate Forestry program. Candidates with a broad forest resource management background and strong record of outreach education, extension publication and undergraduate teaching are preferred. An undergraduate forestry degree or a Masters of Forestry or Forest Resources from a SAF accredited university is also desirable.
Application deadline: To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview before January 30, 2015 or until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is March 2, 2015.
Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ForExtension.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 document discussing candidate’s philosophy of forest resources management for South Carolina); (4) a one-page document explaining Extension/outreach activities and accomplishments; (5) a one-page document of candidate’s teaching philosophy; (6) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions attended; and (7) a Curriculum Vitae.
Submit materials to:
Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634
Position related questions may be directed to:
Tom Straka, PhD
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