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Research Forest Manager

University of Vermont
Essex, Vermont, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Advertising Copy Position: The Forestry Program in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a full-time, 12-month Research Forest Manager position (non-tenure track). We seek a dedicated and inspiring new faculty member who has expertise in forest ecosystem management with a strong capacity for delivering high-quality teaching, coordinating and leading research and outreach activities on UVM's four Research Forests; and maintaining and implementing long-term management plans to support these functions. UVM has a growing, vibrant, and engaged Forestry program. We are looking for individuals who can contribute to our strong commitment to hands-on training for the next generation of foresters and using innovative research to address high priority forest management and conservation issues. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to teaching (40%), UVM Research Forest stewardship (55%), and university service (5%). At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will teach courses in the Forestry program (1 per semester) in Forest Ecosystem Health, Wildland Fire, and the Forestry Field Camp, serve as an academic advisor for forestry students, provide mentorship and guidance to thesis and research projects, internships, and independent studies, and assist the student chapter of the Society of American Foresters (Forestry Club) with club activities on UVM Research Forests. The position will involve overseeing long-term forest monitoring through ecological inventories; generating summaries to support research, teaching, and future management activities; developing forest management plans; securing external funds through grants and other sources to support Research Forest activities; and conducting outreach to Vermont state government, U.S. Forest Service, regional non-profits, and others on issues related to sustainable forest management. University service expectations include contributing to school and university committees. Qualifications: Ph.D. in forest science, forest ecology, forestry, or a related natural science field (B.S. in forestry preferred). Applicants should have the capacity to deliver high quality and impactful teaching, mentoring, and advising of undergraduate students. We seek candidates with strong quantitative and technical skills, particularly in relation to forest management planning and research. Candidates should have experience developing collaborative relationships (e.g., with state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, diverse forest users, and private land owners) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational and research experiences. Successful candidates will be asked to attain a Vermont Forester's License (Note SAF Certified Forester credentials meet VT licensing requirements). The Rubenstein School is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We apply an equity lens to our teaching, research, and service and believe deeply in creating a climate of inclusivity and empowerment where all faculty, staff, and students flourish. Application: Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate a start date of March 1, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to Inquiries may be made to Dr. Anthony D'Amato, Chair, Research Forest Manager Search Committee, at The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Applicants should include information about how they will further this goal in their letter. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Setting: The University of Vermont is situated near Lake Champlain between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and is located in Burlington - consistently voted one of the best small cities in the US, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. It was ranked as the #3 Green Campus by the Princeton Review. The Rubenstein School has 47 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 800 undergraduates, and 120 graduate students in both Master's and Ph.D. programs. The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is based in the Rubenstein School and large research groups include the, Aiken Forestry Science Laboratory (jointly operated with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Forest Research Station), Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, and Gund Institute for Environment. In addition to the four university-owned Research Forests this position is responsible for, UVM also owns 10 natural areas in the state. Job Open Date 10/25/2021 Job Close Date Category Posting Number F1998PO Department Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res/57000 Advertising/Posting Title Research Forest Manager FLSA Exempt Position Number 00025760 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term (months) 12 Supplemental Questions

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