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The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track research and teaching position in Forest Modeling and Analytics with an emphasis on both managed and unmanaged forest ecosystems. This position will focus on the integration of cutting-edge quantitative and computational tools into basic and applied forest science from local to regional scales.
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate course(s) in information technology for natural resources, forest geospatial applications, environmental informatics, or forest analytics/modeling
Teach at the graduate level in area of specialty
Conduct innovative research that results in peer-reviewed publication in high quality journals
Support graduate students and research programs with external grants and contracts
Advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate students
Participate in department and university service
Foster diversity and an inclusive atmosphere in the curriculum and department
Ph.D. at time of appointment with emphasis on forest science applications of state-of-the-art modeling and analytics .
Preferred Qualifications: International applications/experience, training and experience related to managed forests
Expertise in geospatial analysis, computer programming and/or database management, strong background in and extensive prior use of high performance computing
Demonstrated ability to integrate or demonstrated interest in integrating multicultural perspectives in teaching, scholarship and/or outreach
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 01/31/2017