TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FOREST ECONOMICS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invites applicants for a tenure track, assistant professor faculty position in forest economics and risk management. Candidates should ideally have a minimum of one degree in forestry, and a PhD with at least one graduate degree in forest or natural resource economics, agricultural economics, or risk assessment/analysis. The successful applicant will develop an independent research program in forest economics and risk analysis of forest ecosystems that are increasingly impacted by human demand for fiber and environmental stresses. Examples of research
themes include, but are not limited to, climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation; bioenergy feedstock systems; escalating global fiber demand; ecosystem services provisioning; impacts and responses to disturbances and catastrophic losses from invasive species, storms, and wildfires; and sustainable supply chain management. The successful candidate is also expected to excel in teaching two courses: “Decision Methods in Forest Management” and “Uncertainty and Risk Analysis in Forest Ecosystem Management”. Development of an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are expected.

Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter that includes description of research and teaching visions, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references as one pdf document to: (forestrysearch@russell.wisc.edu). For full consideration, a complete application should be received by December 2, 2013. Any questions should be directed to search and screen committee chair, Dr. Stith Gower (stgower@wisc.edu). The University of Wisconsin – Madison is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and minority candidates are encouraged.