Position announcement - Academic Specialist - Outreach - Forest Carbon & Climate Program

Hiring Organization: Forest Carbon and Climate Program
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: February 8, 2020

This exciting career opportunity is an outreach and research position working with Program Director Lauren Cooper.  Please share within your networks!

Position description: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐time, 12‐month Academic Specialist focused on forests, carbon, and climate change.  The successful candidate will help lead the department’s Forest Carbon and Climate Program, with a special focus on activities and projects in the United States and Canada.

This role is a unique opportunity to shape an important and timely disciplinary intersection of forest management, conservation, forest products, and global climate change. The specialist will: develop and implement training and educational material for North American professionals; track science and policy in forest carbon and climate topics; present at influential events and professional gatherings; design and lead workshop sessions; collect and analyze data; build relationships with partners; contribute to proposal development and pursue funding for specific projects; monitor and report on sponsored activities; support policymakers and natural resource decisionmakers; contribute to a research agenda; and complete limited administrative tasks related to educational programming offered by the FCCP, including the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in forestry, natural resource management, environmental economics, environmental policy, or a related field. Doctorate degree preferred. 

Application  deadline:  The  search  committee  will  begin  reviewing  applications  immediately  and  continue  until  a  suitable candidate is selected. The position is targeted to begin in early 2020.

The position is available at Careers @ MSU.