Assistant/Associate Professor of Forest Management and Forestry Extension

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Non-Tenure

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

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Forest Resources * Forest Resources Director

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Summary of Job Duties:

This position is expected to liaise with public and private forest organizations to provide Arkansas with a research-based program that meets the needs of the state. An applied research program will be developed to complement the Extension program. Grant writing and publication on various media outlets including technically refereed journals are expected. This position is expected to provide training, collaboration and support to county extension agents and programs.

This position will report to the Director of the Forest Resources Center (Dean, College of Agriculture and Forestry at University of Arkansas at Monticello) and will be expected to partner with research and teaching faculty at the College. When needed, the successful candidate will provide technical assistance to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Forest Manager on the management and research establishment on Division property. Demonstration projects to support educational programs will be expected on university, private, and public properties.

This position is 70% Extension and 30% Research and is expected to conduct a statewide program of excellence in hardwood and pine management.


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a natural resources-related field, with at least one degree in forestry or forest management.

Preferred Qualifications

Extension/outreach experience and expertise in ecology, silviculture, forest health, spatial analysis, wildlife habitat management, and/or forest economics is preferred.

Skills & Knowledge

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate to a wide audience in social media, publications, and presentations and the capability to create a research program that addresses issues in forest management. Ability and desire to collaborate with faculty from the Cooperative Extension Service, Agriculture Experiment Station, and College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is essential. Candidates should desire developing educational programs for forest landowners, natural resources professionals, county Extension Agents, and 4-H youth.   Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license. Must meet the requirements to be a registered forester in Arkansas before or after employment.

Additional Information:

For assistance with the application or to provide supplemental documentation after you have submitted your application, please email 

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experienceCurriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Rhonda Parris,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.  The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.  Required checks are identified in the position listing.  A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law. 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Driving, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Pulling, Pushing, Sharps, Sitting

Occasional Physical Activity:

Feeling, Kneeling, Stooping

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