Assistant Professor - Outreach/Extension Community Forestry

Hiring Organization: University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Athens, GA
Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

 Assistant Professor – Outreach / Extension Community Forestry



This is a fiscal year (12-month, 1.0 EFT) tenure-track, 75% outreach and 25% instruction appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor and is stationed at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Individuals with expertise in the broad area of urban / community forest management and soils are encouraged to apply. Outreach responsibilities include development of externally funded outreach / extension programs which produce relevant, refereed literature and science-based information. Teaching duties include development and support, as a team member, of the Community Forestry and Arboriculture curriculum including service learning activities, extensive field laboratories, online teaching, and classroom instruction. The focus area will be in urban / community forest management, urban soils, and related research-based synthesis and integration areas targeted at professional and general audiences within Georgia and the region. The successful candidate is expected to establish a regionally / nationally recognized program in community forest management and/or urban soil management. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding; publish research-based outreach literature; create and support a superior teaching program covering utility, municipal and commercial sectors of community forestry; collaborate with faculty and stakeholders; serve on School/University committees; and actively participate in professional /scientific societies.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in forestry, urban forest management, community natural resources, urban soils or a closely related field prior to the starting date. Applications from individuals with at least one year of experience in developing and implementing education and outreach / extension programming are preferred. The successful candidate will provide compelling evidence of, or potential for, outreach / extension productivity and superior resident instruction. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability and willingness to work closely with Warnell School outreach and research faculty; municipal, utility and commercial private and public sector community forestry or arboriculture organizations; state and federal public community forest management partners; and other constituent groups.


Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities ( The state has the most commercial forestland and the largest forest-based economy in the United States. The University of Georgia ( is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of ~150,000 people located <75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls nearly 38,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students ( The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching, outreach and research.


To ensure full consideration, please apply by October 31, 2018. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts to and three reference letters. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation ( by the University. The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than July 1, 2019. All applicants MUST apply online through the University of Georgia Faculty Jobs system ( No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Dr. Kim Coder, Chair, Outreach Community Forestry Search Committee ( or click here.