Associate/Full Professor Position: Forest Operations, Oregon State University

Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE 9-month tenure/tenure-track Associate/Full Professor position in Forest Operations and appointment as the Stewart Professor of Forest Operations. Though this tenured appointment will be 9 months, the incumbent is authorized and encouraged to secure extramural funding for the summer months. The Stewart Professorship entails a salary stipend and research support. The incumbent will complement and enhance the Department’s reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and public education and outreach. As a critical member of the faculty, Associate/Full Professor in Operations will be responsible for delivering quality instruction and helping to maintain the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certifications for the Forest Engineering Degree.

Duties: Teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level will include: (i) a senior-level course in the application of operations research/management science to forest operations, and (ii) the second term of the multi-major senior capstone sequence. The incumbent will design, develop, and deliver a graduate-level course covering foundational methods of optimization and their application to forest operations and other areas of the incumbent’s interest. The incumbent will also serve as a graduate advisor for 2-4 students.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a PhD in forest management, forest engineering, operations research/management science or related field by start of employment. Sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, according to the University guidelines. This includes teaching and research performance that meets the criteria for promotion to the rank and evidence of scholarly reputation at regional/national/international levels. Commercial, industrial, agency, and/or academic experience in the application of operations research/management science methods to some aspect of forest operations. Good interpersonal and communication skills enabling collaboration with a broad spectrum of students, teachers, researchers, and natural resource professionals. Demonstrable commitment to educational equality in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and their perspectives.

To Apply: Full posting and instructions to apply are here. Qualified applicants will be required to upload the following documents when applying: 1) Cover letter to include (i) a summary of how the applicant meets the required and preferred qualifications for this position, (ii) a description of experience in application of OR/MS methods to forest operations, and (iii) a statement of research and teaching philosophies; 2) curriculum vitae (upload to Vita/Resume); 3) list of three most significant publications (do not send copies); and 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Posting #0010905.

Deadline: For full consideration apply by July 31, 2013, posting closes August 31, 2013.

For more information: Email: Darius Adams (Darius.adams@oregonstate.edu), Search Committee Chair. For questions regarding the process, contact: Jeannette Harper (jeannette.harper@oregonstate.edu); 541-737-6554).

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