Extension Assistant Professor-Human Dimensions of Forestry



Job description

Division: College of Agriculture

Department: Extension Services

Number of hours per week: 37.5

Months per year: Fiscal (12 months)

Campus: Main Campus

Position Number: 115030

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Job Description

The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Tennessee State University invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position as Extension Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Forestry. The incumbent will be a member of an outstanding faculty in the Environmental Sciences that is actively engaged in scholarly activities of research, extension, and teaching. He or she will be passionate to engage people in natural resource issues with an emphasis on urban settings, and to work with various forestry stakeholders. They must have the ability to collaboratively work with faculty in forestry and environmental sciences in fulfilling stakeholder needs in existing or new territories. Ability and skills to plan, implement, evaluate, and report on statewide Extension and outreach educational programs on the human dimensions of forestry in Tennessee and the ability to work collaboratively with other Extension faculty and Extension agents across the state of Tennessee is desired. The incumbent will also be responsible for applied socio-economic forestry research, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching an undergraduate or graduate course as needed and participating in service activities to support the department, college, and the university. A strong record of obtaining external funding is highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree required in forestry or related discipline whose extension, research, and teaching focus on the social, socio-economic, cultural, or behavioral dimensions of interactions between forests and human communities, particularly in urban settings. Proven ability to execute applied research program that extends results through collaboration with stakeholders and audiences such as government agencies, industry, private forest landowners, foundations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Candidate should provide evidence of success in scholarly activities of scientific publications and success with securing external grants. A Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check as mandated by Tennessee State University.

Official transcripts for positions which require a post-secondary undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or certification must be presented upon hire.

An unofficial transcript may be attached in the “Transcript” section.

You will be required to provide names and contact information for three references during your application to the posting. If you are the recommended candidate for the position, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided.

Close Date: 06/11/2023

Requisition Number: F054P


Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, flexible benefits plans and more.

How to apply

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