Description: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment with responsibilities for teaching (50%) and research (50%). The position is in the Department of Forest Resources and located on the St. Paul Campus. The funding for this position is provided under State of Minnesota Legislation supporting Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Technology Transfer with the goal of enhancing Minnesota's economy through advancements in productivity of forestry and agricultural industries.
Responsibilities: Establish a nationally-recognized research program that uses remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address important problems in forest and natural resources management and conservation. The researchwould be undertaken in collaborationwithfaculty located in St. Paul, GrandRapids, and Cloquet, as well as scientists locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Seek and securefunding needed to develop a nationally-recognized research program. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing and geospatial analysis, and other courses as assigned. Mentor undergraduate students in the Forest and Natural Resource Science and Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management majors. Recruit, advise, train, and mentor graduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds. Participatein University facultygovernance and service. Provideleadership to continuing education and outreachactivitiesstatewide. Provide service to the profession. Serve as a resource for the forest products stakeholders in Minnesota and beyond.
Salary and Benefits:Salary is competitive and commensuratewithexperience and qualifications.Benefitsinclude participation in the University facultyretirement program, as well as optional retirement plan,grouplife,medical, and dentalinsuranceplans. The position is available August 26, 2019.Detailed benefitsinformation is availableat:http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html.
Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment with concentration in remote sensing and geospatial analysis or a closely related field. In-depth understanding of and experience with remote sensing and geospatial analysis technologies and applications to forests and natural resources using a multidisciplinary approach. Demonstrated potential to secure extramural funding for remote sensing and geospatial analysis research. Demonstrated potential to provide effective undergraduate and graduate instruction on a range of remote sensing and geospatial analysis topics. Acommitment to excellenceinundergraduateandgraduateinstruction,including a commitment to successfully adviseandtrain graduate students. Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to publish in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. At least one degree or substantial education and/or experience in forestry.
Preferred Qualifications:Specializedexpertise in a complimentary area such as silviculture, resource economics, forest ecology, resource analysis, biometrics, informatics, spatial statistics, or data science. Experience with forest health, management and productivity issues in Minnesota and/or the U.S. UpperGreatLakesRegion. Experience applying remote sensing and geospatial analysis tools and techniques in a field setting. Demonstrated success in securing extramural funding for remote sensing and geospatial analysis research. Demonstrated success in effectively delivering undergraduate and graduate instruction. A forestry degree accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
Internal Number: 328226
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