Positions within the Department of Forest Resources

Research Specialist in Forest Carbon Analytics and Remote Sensing

The USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources are seeking a Research Specialist (Researcher 5) (.pdf) to support forest carbon accounting reporting and research for the United States’ National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
Location: St. Paul, MN
Description: The Specialist will assist a team of scientists and analysts from the USDA Forest Service and University of Minnesota to compile estimates of carbon stocks and stock changes in forest ecosystems for national and international reporting instruments. The position is available immediately and includes two years of funding and health insurance. Future funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and success in securing additional funds.
Qualifications: M.S. in forestry, remote sensing, natural resources, or a closely related field. The ideal applicant will have experience with analyzing remote sensing data (e.g., Landsat and lidar) and Forest Inventory and Analysis data collected in the US.
Interested applicants should supply all application materials to the UMN Job Site. Review of applications will begin on 3 October 2016. Apply here

Contacts: For more information on this position, contact Dr. Grant Domke (gmdomke@fs.fed.us; 651-649-5138) and Dr. Matthew Russell (russellm@umn.edu; 612-626-4280).

Assistant Professor in Forest Biometrics

Faculty position: Forest Biometrics at the University of Minnesota (.pdf) 

Location: Department of Forest Resources, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Description: Twelve-month full-time appointment with responsibilities for teaching (50%) and research (50%) in the Department of Forest Resources on the St. Paul Campus.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Duties: 1) Develop a superior research program in forest biometrics with application to major problems in forest inventory, monitoring and modeling, applied forest ecology and silviculture, forest health, climate change, and forest resources management. Priority research areas are applications in forest inventory. This research would be developed in collaboration with faculty at Grand Rapids, Cloquet, and St. Paul and with Forest Service FIA scientists in St. Paul, the region and nationally. The responsibility includes seeking and securing research funding from agency and industry sources within the state and via national and other competitive grants programs; 2) Teach graduate courses in applied statistics for natural resource majors and participate in instruction in an undergraduate course in this area; 3) Graduate and undergraduate student recruiting and advising; and 4) Participate in faculty governance, and where appropriate, provide leadership to outreach activities statewide.

Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment with concentration and/or expertise in forest biometrics with experience in quantitative and integrative approaches using forest inventory data, demonstrated skill and expertise in statistical analysis and modeling of forest resources data, in database management, and in identifying and solving problems important to forest management. Experience in designing and conducting research is also required. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching is required, including the ability to advise and train students. Strong oral and written communication skills are also essential, including demonstrated success in publishing in leading peer reviewed scientific journals and communicating with forestry professionals and landowners.

 Apply on line via the Employment System at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. The Job Opening ID for this position is 309206.
Direct inquiries and applications to:
Matt Russell, Chair, Biometrics Search Committee or Janelle M. Schnadt, Administrator
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108 Ph 612/624-2799, 
Email russellm@umn.edu or forest.resources@umn.edu

Lecturer (#9753)

Required/Preferred Qualifications:  This is a blanket requisition and there may or may not be positions available at this time. These positions are available to persons holding a PhD or Master's degree in areas related to forestry and natural resources.

Duties:  The positions provide classroom teaching for courses that supplement our faculty offerings and/or expertise of our faculty. Duties vary according to each position, dependent on subject matter. We offer courses in areas including but not limited to remote sensing; policy and economics of natural resources; harvesting; GIS; hydrology; forest ecology; biometrics; urban and community forestry; human dimensions of natural resources; recreation resource management; environmental science; environmental leadership; silviculture.

Salary:  Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:  Applications are maintained for one year and all applications are reviewed when such positions are established. Applicants must apply each year. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2015. Please apply online via the Employment System at employment.umn.edu. Interested individuals must attach a cover letter, resume and names of three references.


As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity,
the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.