Assistant/Associate/Professor of Silviculture & Forest Health-Tenure Track
Department: CAFES-Nat Res Mgmt & Env Sci
College/Division: CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Salary Range: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF SILVICULTURE & FOREST HEALTH. Two full-time, academic year, tenure-track positions in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department (NRES) within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Starting date is negotiable but preferred start date is January 9, 2017.
Cal Poly has a tradition of excellence in teaching and our motto is "Learn by Doing." The ideal candidates will possess expertise primarily in: (1) silviculture, or (2) forest health specific to biotic disturbances. In addition, the candidates should have education and/or experience in forest management practices and operations related to these disciplines. Appropriate areas of expertise include: forest ecology, silviculture, forest pathology & entomology. The successful candidates will primarily teach undergraduate courses in introduction to forest ecosystem management, dendrology, ecology & habitat management, silviculture, forest health, forest practices & environmental protection, sustainable forest management, and ecosystem management, as well as related graduate courses.
In addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to pursue research and professional activities in collaboration with related disciplines. He/she will advise and involve undergraduate and graduate students in hands-on-learning activities and research. One of the candidates may serve as liaison between the NRES Department and the Director of Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch school forest in Santa Cruz County. Also, one or both of the successful candidates may collaborate with the Department of Biological Sciences as administrator of the Wildlife Biology concentration. Additional expectations include supervision of graduate and senior project students, student and club advising, participation in Future Farmers of America (FFA) forestry judging state finals, teaching courses in a Master's of Professional Studies, certificate programs, and team teaching assignments. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Doctorate degree in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Forest Pathology, Physiology or Entomology, or related field by start date.
Must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, and the general public is essential. Must demonstrate commitment to diversity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding for, and publish research.
Preference will be given to candidates with operational experience and a record of excellence in teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), as well as ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, as well as experience with on-line course development are preferred.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approa...ch to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international and multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.