Assistant Professor in the Warnell School of Forest Resources

Position ID: 42169
University of Georgia
Warnell School of Forest Resources
Warnell Forest & Natural Resources
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
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Assistant Professor
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0288P
Working Title Assistant Professor-Forested and Disturbed Soils
Department Warnell For & Nat Resources
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students. The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages 23,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

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Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 02/11/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2019. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin March 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit three reference letters to the chair of the search committee, Dr. C. Rhett Jackson ( University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation ( The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2019. No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Dr. C. Rhett Jackson (, chair of the search committee.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

This is a 9-month (0.75 EFT), tenure track appointment with 50% EFT research and 25% EFT teaching responsibilities at the Assistant Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. The selected candidate will be expected to develop a broad research program related to soil management. Research emphases could include forest soils, urban soils, the restoration of disturbed soils such as mined lands, or the soil microbiological implications of land management decisions. The selected applicant will be expected to collaborate with faculty in forestry, urban forestry, and water resources and help grow a recently created area of emphasis in community forestry and arboriculture within the Warnell School as well as continue strong programs in water and forest soil management. The selected candidate will mentor graduate students, serve on School and University committees and actively participate in professional scientific societies. The selected candidate will normally teach three courses each academic year. Required teaching will include a semester-long course “Urban Soil Use and Management” that focuses on tree and water management in the built environment and co-teaching a three-week Maymester course “Community Forestry and Arboriculture Field Practicum.” Other teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in soil science, forestry, urban ecology, arboriculture, or related field.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

The successful candidate will have a strong background in soils, particularly as it applies to growth and management of trees in either managed or unmanaged forests, urban settings, or the restoration of disturbed soils. Demonstrated multidisciplinary collaborative work is preferred with expectations for similar continued efforts with faculty both in Warnell and across the University. Strengths in oral and written communication must be evident and evidence of excellence in teaching is preferred. Evidence of activity in research design, grant development, presentation of results at scientific meetings and publication of results in leading peer-reviewed journals is essential.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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CIP Discipline Code: 
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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