Forest Business Research Coordinator, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

ugaThe Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia is searching for a Research Professional to assist in coordinating forest business-related research working in a team environment under the leadership of faculty in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business (CFB). The successful candidate will develop and implement field and analytical sampling methodology, perform data analysis, develop written reports, develop research proposals, and travel to collect and present data at conferences. The candidate will support the mission of the CFB by managing and assisting undergraduate and graduate student research projects and supporting general Center activities as needed. Allocation of effort is expected to be: 50% research coordination, 25% research reports, 15% research proposals, 10% CFB support.

The position requires a Master’s degree with at least one degree in forestry preferred and a working knowledge of and interest in forest business and the southern U.S. wood supply chain. We seek candidates with the ability to coordinate and implement research projects and work effectively in a team environment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to design, implement, and analyze forest business related studies including harvest systems evaluation, transportation logistics, supply chain optimization, and environmental impact assessments; ability to synthesize project-related literature; and the ability to write and review refereed journal articles, project reports, and research proposals; ability to provide appropriate guidance and instruction to undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will develop new or adopt established methods to achieve project goals using sound judgement and problem-solving skills. The candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ArcGIS, and data analysis software; must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; must be detail oriented and demonstrate appropriate professional skills. The successful candidate should have a
strong background and interest in applied forestry and field data collection.

The position at the rank of Research Professional III has a base starting salary of $50,000 per year commensurate with experience and qualifications, University System of Georgia benefits, and is available beginning September 1, 2022 or until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. All applicants must apply online through the UGAjobs system ( For more information, please contact Dr. Chad Bolding (, or Dr. Joe Conrad ( 

The Warnell School ( is an internationally-acclaimed school with a distinguished history of producing leaders in forestry and natural resource management. The school has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, forest management, forest health, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. The Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business ( is well-known for its Master’s graduate program in forest business with successful alumni employed widely across the global forestry sector. The center biennially hosts the UGA Timberland Investment Conference which draws attendees from around the world. 

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional
students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


July 17, 2022