[ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor of Rangeland and Forest Watershed Management – University of Wyoming

Assistant Professor of Rangeland and Forest Watershed Management (position
number 1097), University of Wyoming

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management (ESM;
http://ift.tt/1DyIZPU) of the University of Wyoming is recruiting a
9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rangeland and Forest Watershed
Management with a 45% Teaching, 45% Research, and 10% Service appointment.
ESM is an interdisciplinary department, offering degrees in Soil Science,
Entomology, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, and Agroecology, and
several undergraduate minors including Forest Resources and Reclamation and
Restoration Ecology.

We are seeking a candidate for the Rangeland and Forest Watershed Management
position that will integrate applied and basic research in rangeland and
forest watersheds. The incumbent will have the opportunity to pursue
research that bridges rangeland and forest management and hydrologic
science. We seek candidates who investigate processes and feedbacks in
rangeland and forest systems and their response to management. Research
in this area is essential to effective multiple use management in systems
that face an uncertain future due to natural and anthropogenic disturbances
such as drought, climate change, insects and disease, energy exploration
and development, and agricultural diversions. Candidates for this position
are sought who have expertise in 1)applied field-based research and spatial
analysis, and 2) stakeholder engagement.

Required qualifications are an earned PhD at the time of hire in watershed
or rangeland management, rangeland ecology, forest ecology, or a closely
related area, demonstrated research productivity in the form of
peer-refereed journal publications, and demonstrated ability for effective
teaching. Preferred qualifications are postdoctoral or post-PhD research
experience in watershed-related studies, a research focus on applied,
spatial and field-based watershed management in rangeland or forest systems,
experience in grantsmanship, excellent verbal and written
communication skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively with natural
resource agencies, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with
colleagues, students, and staff.

We are targeting an applicant who works productively in collaborative and
interdisciplinary teams, is able to communicate research findings to a wide
range of audiences, and conducts research in field-based science
directed toward extensive land management with linkages to water resources,
restoration ecology, and ecosystem function. Research will address rangeland
and forest management and restoration issues in watersheds with an emphasis
on plant-soil-water interactions at the watershed scale. The successful
candidate will address processes underlying watershed responses to
anthropogenic and climatic disturbances to provide compelling insights that
enhance the impact of applied rangeland and forest research.

The incumbent will teach 2 undergraduate courses (Wildland Watershed
Management [REWM 4700] and Forest Management [RNEW 2100]) as well as a
graduate course in their area of expertise. In addition, the successful
candidate is expected to advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate
students. The service component includes outreach to State and Federal
natural resource agencies, industry, agriculture, and energy sectors in the
state. The incumbent will have a rich research and teaching environment and
be able to engage with water resources faculty, the Wyoming Center for
Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG), Haub School
of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), Wyoming Reclamation and
Restoration Center (WRRC), Program in Ecology (PiE), and School of Energy
Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming.

To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching
interests, and contact information for three references as a single PDF
document via email to the ESM Departmental Office Associate, Sarah Kauer
Rangeland and Forest Watershed Management Position (skauer@uwyo.edu).
Please direct questions specific to the position or search process to the
search committee chair, Dr. Jeff Beck, Dept. of Ecosystem Science and
Management, University of Wyoming, at jlbeck@uwyo.edu. Review of
applications will begin on February 12, 2015 but applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of ~32,000 in the
Rocky Mountains. Located in a high mountain valley between the Laramie and
Snowy Range Mountains, Laramie is immediately accessible to public
lands providing a diversity of opportunities for summer and winter outdoor
recreation. The community provides the advantages of a major university and
a distinctive identity as an important city in the state. Laramie is 1-3
hours away from Colorado’s major cities, university communities along the
Front Range, and a major international airport.

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