Assistant Professor in Forest Harvesting – Clemson University – Clemson, SC

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC), at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in forest operations and harvesting. The position is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities in teaching and research. The anticipated starting date is in August 2015. Clemson is a Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina.  

This position is critical to supporting our SAF-accredited forestry curricula.  Undergraduate courses that will be taught include Harvesting Processes (FOR 4100/4101), Wood Procurement Practices in the Forest Industry (FOR 3410), and possibly Harvesting and Forest Products (FOR 3140/3141). Forest Operations (FOR 2520) and Forest Products (FOR 2540) are part of the Forestry Summer Camp (each is a one-week course) and may be taught for additional salary. The candidate may also develop and teach a graduate level course in the area of specialty.  Advising of undergraduate students and participation on departmental committees is required.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program in the specialized field of forest operations, including harvesting and wood procurement.  Research areas of emphasis may include, but not be limited to, operations research applications in forestry, and business applications in forestry.  The publication of results in peer-reviewed, high-quality journals and the supervision of graduate students are expected.

Qualifications: must have a doctorate in Forest Operations/Harvesting, or a closely related field, from a program with an SAF accredited undergraduate Forestry program by August 2015.  Candidates with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching are preferred. An undergraduate forestry degree or a Masters of Forestry or Forest Resources from an SAF accredited university is also desirable.


Application deadline:  To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 30, 2015.  Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview before May 15, 2015 or until the position is filled.  Anticipated starting date is August 15, 2015.


Application Procedure:

Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ForOperations.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page document discussing candidate’s philosophy of forest operations/harvesting for South Carolina); (4) a one-page document of candidate’s teaching philosophy; (5) a one-page document of candidate’s research philosophy;   (6) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions attended; and (7) a Curriculum Vitae.


Submit materials to:

Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR

Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

Clemson University

272F Lehotsky Hall

Clemson SC  29634


864-656-0626 (office)

864-656-3304 (fax)


Position related questions may be directed to:

Larry Gering, PhD

Clemson University




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