Assistant Professor Position: Quantitative Forest Ecologist, Washington State University

The School of the Environment (SoE) at Washington State University (WSU)  is seeking a dynamic, motivated colleague with expertise in forest ecology to join a productive and innovative team of biological and physical science faculty building a new program in forest ecology and management within the SoE. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position expected to begin Fall 2017 at the Pullman, Washington campus. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, including the training of M.S. and Ph.D. students.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program in quantitative forest ecology that complements existing research in SoE. The applicant’s research foci may include application of statistics, field-based measurements and/or modeling to problems in forest ecology, management, monitoring and evaluation; forest biomass or carbon or nitrogen dynamics; forest response to climate change and landform evolution; interaction with non-forest ecosystems; geospatial analysis and remote sensing of forest ecosystems; or other quantitatively-grounded disciplines. We are especially interested in candidates with a  background in remote sensing (e.g. Lidar, hyperspectral data) combined with field plot data collection/integration experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the continued development of a Society of American Foresters-accredited forestry degree by developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses involving statistical, geospatial and computational tools, and traditional and modern field-based forest measurement techniques.

The full job add and instructions for applications can be found here.

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