Assistant/Associate Professor in Wood Science

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October 24 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Idaho

Assistant/Associate Professor in Wood Science

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Science

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $65,000-$80,000 annually

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences (FRFS) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho is seeking a candidate to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position as part of our Renewable Materials Program (RMAT). RMAT is an accredited undergraduate degree program through the Society of Wood Science and Technology and is one of four undergraduate programs in FRFS.

An important part of the University of Idaho for over 100 years, the RMAT program supports the Idaho forest products industry which accounts for approximately $3 billion annually and directly employs 12,000 people across the state. The RMAT program is strongly linked with the forest products and renewable materials industries and other stakeholders across the state, and is an important partner in many University of Idaho initiatives, including a new wood-based arena and other campus-wide sustainability programs. Candidates who seek an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor must meet the College tenure and promotion requirements of each respective rank.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates who seek an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor must meet the College tenure and promotion requirements of each respective rank. Must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment from an accredited institution of higher learning in either Renewable Materials, Wood Science, Forest Products, Bioproducts, or an allied scientific discipline (e.g., engineering, biology, microbiology, mycology, chemistry, or other as appropriate).
Must demonstrate strong communication skills and will be expected to develop a national reputation in Renewable Materials as well as maintain a focus on adding value to state- and regional based stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching undergraduate courses in wood science, forest products, or biomaterials.
Expertise in biomaterials degradation and protection, with an emphasis the influence of organisms such as fungi, bacteria, and insects on biomass and bio-based products performance, processes for biomaterials protection and assessment.
Demonstrated experience in outreach and engagement activities related to field of expertise and developing and applying technologies that will improve industrys competitiveness.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000733P

Posting Date: 10/11/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Review of materials will begin January 4, 2019 and may continue until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, complete the online application on the University of Idaho web site: and include the following: (1) one-page cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching objectives, pedagogical philosophy, and research focus; (4) names, e-mail, and phone numbers of three references and your relationship to each. Applicants will upload all materials to their application.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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