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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Assistant Research Professor Mississippi 10/11/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Mississippi State, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Function: This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure track position with a 100% research appointment. This position focuses on the development of value-added carbon nanomaterials from forest and agricultural residues for environmental remediation and high-performance composites. The selected individual will have a one-year written employment contract, which may be renewed for future years based on need, availability of funding, and performance. Anticipated Appointment date of January 1, 2020.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Incumbent will participate in the targeted research project of developing carbon-based nanomaterials from biomass and their applications in water purification and high-performance composites. The carbon-based nanomaterials include graphene, carbon nanotubes, and metal–organic‐framework‐derived carbon-based nanomaterials. Candidate must have a strong understanding of structure and chemistry of lignocellulosic materials. Emphasis will be on designing and developing of thermal conversion process for the production of carbon-based nanomaterials from biomass including forest bioproducts and agricultural residues. The preferred candidate will have experience in electron microscopies, thermal analyses, x-ray spectroscopies (XRD, XPS) for nanomaterial characterizations. Incumbent will be expected to build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. Active and collegial collaborations within the department, college, and university as well as with external stakeholders such as industry, other universities, government, and non-governmental organizations, etc. are expected. The candidate is also expected to co-supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, as well as develop and write new research proposals to obtain external research funding.

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning in Wood Science/Sustainable Bioproducts or related fields (e.g. materials science or chemistry). Strong understanding of structure and chemistry of lignocellulosic materials. One year of postdoctoral research experience in the fields of material science, particularly biobased materials or nanomaterials. Strong communication and writing skills.. The ability to work cooperatively among a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, in our Department and University. Desired qualifications: Experience in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods for carbon-based nanomaterial production. Nano-scale analysis and materials characterization experience including SEM, HRTEM, XPS, and XRD. Experience in water purification through filtration and/or batch absorption methods. Experience in structure and chemical analyses of lignocellulosic materials.. Grant writing and proposal preparation experiences. Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu by completing the online application and attaching the requested documents. Screening of applications will begin on October 20, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


Apply By:10/20/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

MS Research Assistantship Alabama 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Auburn University

Location:Auburn, Alabama

Job Description:

Agency: School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Location: Auburn University, Alabama

Job Description: A MS graduate research assistantship is available in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University to examine the impacts of predatory birds on the survival and production of farm raised shrimp. The objectives of this research are to 1) assess the distribution and abundance of shrimp-eating birds on shrimp farms in Alabama, 2) quantify the diet of these predator birds, and 3) estimate the total abundance of shrimp consumed annually by predatory birds. The graduate student will conduct bimonthly ground surveys (counts and behavioral observations) from approximately April to September each year to determine the distribution and abundance of predatory birds on shrimp farms in west Alabama. A sample of these predatory birds will be collected and stomach contents will be analyzed to estimate shrimp consumption. This project will require frequent overnight travel to conduct field research and work under adverse (hot, night, rainy etc.) weather conditions. This project is a cooperative effort among the Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the USDA National Wildlife Research Center-Mississippi Field Station.

Qualifications: B.S. in wildlife, fisheries, biology, or closely related natural resource field. A strong work ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, math and statistics knowledge desirable, and ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team. The student must be comfortable with the use of firearms (advanced training will be provided) and conducting bird necropsies. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores (e.g., >150 on Verbal and Quantitative). Expected start date is January 2020.

Application: Submit by 1 November: 1) cover letter stating interests and career goals, 2) transcript(s) and GRE scores (unofficial copies fine), 3) resume/CV, and 4) full contact information for 3 references to:
Dr. Mark D. Smith
W. Kelly Mosely Environmental Professor/Extension Specialist
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: 334.844.8099
Email: mds0007@auburn.edu

Starting Date: January 3, 2020

Salary: $18,000/year and tuition waiver.


Apply By:11/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

MS Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Biometrics Mississippi 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description: One graduate research assistantship for the M.S. in Forest Biometrics is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy. The successful candidate will work on an integrated project that aims to develop methods and models to meet the needs pertaining to the evolving resource management objectives; use combination of ground measurement and remote sensing (lidar) data to understand forest structure and change; and assess trend in forest productivity and change in the southern United States. Results of this research will assist forest managers and policy makers in the region to make informed forest management decisions. The expected start date is Spring Semester of 2020.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and test scores, and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Krishna Poudel at krishna.poudel@msstate.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made. Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).


Apply By:1/3/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor – Human Dimensions/Communications Arkansas 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position to contribute to and lead a dynamic academic and research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications.

The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, dynamic research program in natural resources human dimensions and communications; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include courses in human dimensions, communications in natural resources, contemporary issues, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 60% teaching and 40% research.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource/environmental-related field with experience in communications/human dimensions. The successful applicant must value rigorous, high-quality teaching, have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with a variety of communication tools, and have expertise in measurement and data analytic procedures in the scientific study of human dimensions. He/she should also have a proven track record of successfully distilling and communicating issues related to natural resources to subject-area specialists, natural resource managers, and the general public. The ability to secure research funding and publish in respected scientific journals is expected. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: parris@uamont.edu.


Apply By:1/3/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor – GIS and Remote Sensing Arkansas 10/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas at Monticello

Location:Monticello, Arkansas

Job Description:

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in GIS and remote sensing with emphasis on natural resources and geospatial technologies.

The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program focused on the integration of natural resources management with geospatial technologies; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include introductory and advanced courses in remote sensing and GIS, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field with extensive experience in GIS and remote sensing, or in a geospatial science with extensive experience in natural resources management. Ability to attain a Remote Pilot Certificate for operation of a small-unmanned aircraft system is desirable. All candidates should value high-quality teaching, have an ability to secure funding, and have an active record of publication. The ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations is required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/Excellent fringe benefits.

Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, parris@uamont.edu. All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must also complete an Employment Application available at http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf. Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email: parris@uamont.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Apply By:1/3/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Biometrician - El Dorado, AR Arkansas 9/30/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:PotlatchDeltic Corporation

Location:El Dorado, Arkansas

Job Description:

Lead analyst in the Forest Analysis and Inventory group.  The individual will have a lead role in key company initiatives including harvest scheduling, growth and yield modeling, silviculture, inventory cruising, year-end inventory, and forest data management and design.   

  • Serve as organization lead providing operational decision support tools and analysis.
  • Work proactively with Timberlands Silviculture Program Managers in ID and South to optimize silviculture regimes - identify critical analysis needs, analyze data, and communicate results to a wide variety of audiences.

Forest Biometrics:

  • Function as expert within organization regarding forest statistical analyses.

Data Quality Assurance/ Control:

  • Participate and eventually lead inventory field audits.
  • Ensure high-quality forest inventory data by implementing industry standard quality control procedures.

Required Education:


  • Advanced Degree in forestry, biometrics, natural sciences, resource management, statistics, or related field

Required Experience:


  • Demonstrated
    forest industry experience and track record of success

  • Advanced
    demonstrated proficiency with growth modeling systems, such as the Forest
    Vegetation Simulator (FVS) or the Simulator for Managed Stands (SiMS)
  • Demonstrated
    proficiency administering and communicating advanced statistical analyses

  • Demonstrated
    skills performing advanced data management/ display techniques with statistical
    software such as R or SAS



    • Skills:


      • Strong
        working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Database Designs

      • Advanced
        knowledge of sampling theory

      • Expected
        to travel ~+-20% annually

      • Excellent
        project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects
        simultaneously

      • Effectively
        communication and presentation skills with District Forest Managers, Senior
        Field Forests, and Region Manager/Director level leaders


      Salary:

      Depends on experience.


      Apply By:12/30/2019

      Email:Courtney.Stolp@potlatchdeltic.com

      Mailing:

      601 West 1st Ave, Ste 1600


      Spokane, WA 99201


      Posted By: Shelbea Bean

Timber Cruiser Mississippi 9/3/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Odom Forestry Services

Job Description:

Odom Forestry Services needs 2 Timber cruisers for full time employment.

Pay is based on production and ranges from $60,000 to $100,000 annually.

The job is installing inventory plots on our clients land. Plots can be prism, FRP or rectangular.

Applicants must have reliable transportation and be able to work unsupervised.

To be interviewed email your application to ron_odom101@yahoo.com and call Ron Odom 6014103089.


Apply By:12/3/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Kentucky 8/30/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Department of Natural Resources

Location:Morehead, Kentucky

Job Description:

Description
Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Would you like to provide a positive impact to the environment? If yes, the Division of Forestry might be the place for you! The Division of Forestry is in the Department for Natural Resources, within the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The Division has more than 100 years of public service whose mission is to protect, conserve and enhance the forest resources of the Commonwealth.

There is currently a Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) Forester vacancy in the Stewardship, FIA, & Urban Forestry Section of the division's Forest Management Branch located in Morehead. The FIA Forester position travels throughout their assigned area and performs professional forestry work on both public and private forestlands, including the collection of forest and tree data necessary for a continual inventory of Kentucky's forestlands. This information is critical for decision making guaranteeing the sustainability of the Commonwealth's forest resources. An FIA Forester will receive on the job training and must eventually be certified through the US Forest Service in order to collect forest inventory data.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Collect forest and tree data using the U.S. forest service data collection procedures for evaluating forest stand size, composition and condition, overall health, and forest threats.
  • Attends trainings and maintains high level of knowledge in stand identification and data collection.
  • As a member of an agency charged with the protection of forestlands from wildfire, this position may perform wildland fire management and related activities.
  • Perform forestry education and public outreach.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in forestry.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE

Working Conditions
Work is typically performed outdoors on private forest lands. Work can be under adverse conditions due to weather, topography, or when suppressing wild land fires. Work also involves frequent contact with citizens and organizations in the promotion of forestry programs.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Pamela Snyder at Pamela.Snyder@ky.gov or 502-782-7184.

Salary:

$2,670.20 - $4,272.46 Monthly


Apply By:11/30/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Intern Mississippi 8/28/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Campbell Global

Location:Ackerman, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION AVAILABLE:

  • Temporary / Seasonal employee that will operate out of the CG Ackerman, MS office. This position will begin as part-time during 2020 Spring semester with a flexible work schedule of minimum eight-hours per week. The schedule will become maximum forty-hour week during summer break and until fall semester begins. Pay will be $12.00 per hour.
  • Individual must have transportation to Ackerman office where they will utilize a company vehicle to perform duties. Personal use of company vehicle is not allowed.

KEY FUNCTION OF POSITION:

Provide assistance to Area Manager and Foresters in the implementation of silviculture activities, timber harvest activities, and inventory projects.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide assistance to Forester
    1. Assist harvest unit layout.
    2. Assist with SFI / BMP compliance audits and documentation.
    3. Assist with contract compliance for multiple operations.
    4. Supervise vegetation management efficacy assessments, project development and treatment.
    5. Assist with damage / mortality assessments.
  • Provide assistance to Inventory Forester
    1. Collect GPS data for various projects.
    2. Conduct audit cruising.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited University in the Department of Forestry working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • Must have completed the Forestry Summer Camp at MSU.
  • Must have personal transportation to/from Ackerman, Mississippi office.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED/PREFERRED:

  • Basic knowledge of forestry, forest silviculture, forest inventory and harvesting techniques.
  • General knowledge of GPS and inventory systems.
  • Previous forestry experience desired but not required.
  • Basic skill with Word and Excel.
  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Must willfully submit to a background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in steep, brushy terrain for long periods of time.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • We will be conducting interviews September 18th in Thompson Hall.
  • Sign up for interviews at the Forestry Club Meeting on September 17th.
  • If you cannot attend the Forestry Club Meeting, please send your resume, unofficial transcript and 3 references to sbeasley@campbellglobal.com.


Apply By:11/28/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester I South Carolina 8/20/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:State of South Carolina Forestry Commission

Location:Florence County, South Carolina

Job Description:

A bachelor's degree in forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Must successfully pass the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis certification field test within the first (1) year of employment. Must become a SC Registered Forester within two (2) years of employment. Applicants are required to submit an unofficial college/university transcript with the state application. The candidate selected for this position, will be required to submit an official, certified copy of his/her transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Interested individuals can access www.career.sc.gov

Salary:

$37,740.00 - $43,612.00 Annually


Apply By:11/20/2019


Posted By: KBrasher