The School of the Environment (SoE) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a dynamic, motivated colleague with expertise in forest ecology to join a productive and innovative team of biological and physical science faculty building a new program in forest ecology and management within the SoE. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position expected to begin Fall 2017 at the Pullman, Washington campus. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, including the training of M.S. and Ph.D. students.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program in quantitative forest ecology that complements existing research in SoE. The applicant’s research foci may include application of statistics, field-based measurements and/or modeling to problems in forest ecology, management, monitoring and evaluation; forest biomass or carbon or nitrogen dynamics; forest response to climate change and landform evolution; interaction with non-forest ecosystems; geospatial analysis and remote sensing of forest ecosystems; or other quantitatively-grounded disciplines. The successful candidate will contribute to the continued development of a Society of American Foresters-accredited forestry degree by developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses involving statistical, geospatial and computational tools, and traditional and modern field-based forest measurement techniques.
THE SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT:
The School of the Environment (SoE) is a new, innovative, interdisciplinary, academic unit at WSU that brings together the natural and social sciences to focus on Earth, ecosystems, and sustainability. SoE is committed to providing the state, region and nation with solutions to a wide range of pressing environmental problems associated with human impacts on natural resources and the Earth’s ecosystems. We work to discover basic, fundamental knowledge of how these systems work, and then we apply these discoveries as solutions to pressing societal problems. In this way we hope to both educate the next generation of informed citizens and environmental leaders and assist with the creation of a more sustainable society and planet. SoE is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information, visit: http://soe.wsu.edu
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.
Further information about WSU can be found at: http://www.wsu.edu