Forest Business Research Coordinator, University of Georgia


The 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, assist in preparation of written reports and 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; manage multiple projects simultaneously; assist in the development and implementation of field studies; contribute to refereed journal articles, project reports, and research proposals; and provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ArcGIS, and data analysis software; possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; be detail- oriented and demonstrate appropriate professional skills; and be qualified to drive University of Georgia vehicles. Forest business and forest operations-specific knowledge and research methods can be learned on the job. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in applied forestry and field data collection.


The position at the rank of Research Professional III has a salary that is commensurate with experience and qualifications, University System of Georgia benefits, and is available beginning October 1, 2023, 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 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.