Description

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) at Clemson
University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level with specialization in forest management and silviculture.
This position is a 12-month appointment with full responsibilities in
statewide extension programing.

Clemson is an R1 Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South
Carolina, immediately adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 17,500 acre
Clemson Experimental Forest is contiguous with campus and provides abundant
opportunities for extension, research, and teaching.

Forests currently occupy 67 percent (13 million acres) of the land area in
South Carolina, and the state’s forest industry has an economic impact
exceeding 21 billion dollars annually.

We seek a candidate who uses silvicultural and management-oriented
approaches to provide leadership in developing and delivering forest
management and silvicultural Extension programs to clientele, working
closely with the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Team and other
Extension agents across South Carolina.  The position will also coordinate
with Clemson partners to include the Forestry Association of South
Carolina, South Carolina Forestry Commission, U. S. Forest Service,
U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service and the forest products
industry. This position is critical for supporting our land grant mission.

The ideal candidate will have expertise that complements existing faculty,
with preference for applicants who have diverse skill sets including
silviculture and forest management and have a strong interest in developing
state wide Extension programs. Will work directly with the Natural Resource
Program Team Leader to develop, implement, and evaluate critical Extension
Forestry related programs and or projects. This position will work with
academic and research faculty, and supporting Extension agents across South
Carolina to develop the most current programs for the clientele. The
position will require broad participation in state organizations, full
participation in the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Team as well
as participation on departmental committees. The successful applicant will
establish working relationships with all stakeholders and develop several
state-wide programs as well as reach out to county landowner organizations
to learn more about their needs for training.  These programs may be
developed for in-person delivery as well as through online delivery systems.

Qualifications

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in forestry, ecology, or other related field
with research specialization in silviculture, forest management, and
sustainability, or related areas. A B.S. Degree in Forestry from an
SAF-accredited program or equivalent is desired. The candidate must have
the qualifications necessary to be a registered forester in SC.  Preference
will be given to candidates with postdoctoral extension experience,
evidence of extension productivity, and a demonstrated ability to secure
external funding to support an active extension program to support the land
grant mission of Clemson University. Candidates with strong records of
extension teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted via
Interfolio by May 12, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
Materials for application include: 1. a letter of interest, 2. CV, 3.
contact information for 3 references, 4. a statement of extension
experience and philosophy 5. an applied research statement, 6. a one-page
statement on commitment to diversity, and 7. unofficial college transcripts.

Position related questions may be directed to:
Patricia Layton, PhD
Clemson University
play...@clemson.edu
864-505-5904


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this
search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can
send all application materials, including confidential letters of
recommendation, free of charge.

Apply at link below

https://apply.interfolio.com/49255

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against
any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender,
pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran
status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally
diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural
environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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