Assistant Professor – Forest Operations – University of Maine, Orono

The University of Maine, School of Forest Resources is advertising a faculty position in Forest Operations

The School of Forest Resources (SFR) at the University of Maine is seeking applications for an academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in the field of forest operations. The appointment will be 50% research and 50% teaching.


Research: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program that emphasizes the planning and control of forest operations and forest operations management. Results from this research are expected to be published in leading peer-reviewed journals and other outlets.

Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to (1) teach undergraduate course(s) in the SFR (one of which will be forest operations planning), (2) develop one or more graduate courses in his/her area of expertise, and (3) participate in cooperative efforts with other faculty in support of the three week undergraduate field exercises held each May and with faculty in other departments of the College of NSFA (4) serve as an advisor to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Service: The successful candidate will be expected to pursue public service activities, such as providing assistance to industrial and non-industrial landowners, representatives from the forest products industry and government agency personnel, and serving on campus committees and professional organizations.

Research, teaching, and service responsibilities are to be consistent with the University of Maine’s Land Grant mission.


A Ph.D. with at least one degree in Forest Resources, Forest Engineering or closely allied field is required by date of hire. Additional experience in engineering, forest products, or a closely related field is highly desirable. Expertise and experience should include teaching and research in forest operations planning, with particular emphasis on timber harvesting, forest roads construction and wood procurement operations is desirable. Knowledge of forest resource business practices of both large-scale industrial and small-scale non-industrial forestry operations is desirable. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and a proven ability to obtain extramural research funding and publish in leading peer-reviewed journals is desired.


The University of Maine ( has the oldest continuously accredited 4-year

Undergraduate Forestry program in the U.S. and is located in Orono, a small college town bounded by the

Stillwater, and Penobscot Rivers. The campus is eight miles north of Bangor, a commercial center for

Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Bangor Region is centrally located in the state,

providing nearby access to mountains, forests, parks, rivers, lakes, and the coast. The School of Forest Resources administers programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in Forestry; Forest Operations,

Bioproducts & Bioenergy; and Parks, Recreation & Tourism. The School also is closely aligned with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, The Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, and the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests. Detailed information about programs and faculty is available at


Review of applications will begin April 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled.

Anticipated Start Date: Position available September 1, 2015 or commensurate with applicant’s availability.


Applications and required documents will be made online through the following website . Required documents will include cover letter outlining teaching and research philosophy, resume/CV, transcripts of all academic work, and the names and addresses of three references. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Douglas J. Gardner, the Chair of the Search Committee, at

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