Summary of Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in quantitative forest ecology that generates publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, presentations at disciplinary professional meetings, and extramural funding, and complements existing research in SoE, building our potential to become an internationally recognized research program in forest ecosystem science. Disciplinary emphases may include application of statistics and/or modeling to problems in forest ecology and management, forest biomass or carbon dynamics, response to climate change, interaction with non-forest ecosystems, forest measurements, remote sensing of forest ecosystems, and other quantitatively-grounded disciplines.
The successful candidate will contribute to the continued development of a Society of American Foresters-accredited program in forest ecology and management, and our other major programs of study, by developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses involving modern statistical, geospatial and computational tools. Teaching duties may include undergraduate courses in measurement of terrestrial natural resources.
In addition to classroom instruction, the person hired will successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students. It is expected that field skills and methods relevant to modern forest management and research will be represented in teaching activities. Additional program responsibilities include participating as appropriate in committees and other activities of the SoE, CAHNRS, CAS and WSU, and outreach to stakeholders.
Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. at the time of hire, in a discipline related to forest ecology and management with an emphasis in quantitative spatial ecology.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.