Endowed Chair in Urban and Community Forestry

Location: University Park Campus, PA
Deadline: July 31, 2016

The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual to provide leadership in urban and community forestry through programs of instruction, research, and public service. The holder of the Ibberson Chair will assist students in preparing for a career in Urban and Community Forestry, serve as a role model and source of inspiration and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, lead in conducting scholarship related to Urban and Community Forestry, reach out to stakeholders and advise governmental agencies, and participate in policy formulation, principles, and practices of Urban and Community Forestry. The chair holder is expected to offer at least one undergraduate course in Urban and Community Forestry and may develop one or more graduate courses in a related specialty. Scholarly activities include, but are not limited to, municipal tree management, green infrastructure planning, arboriculture, landscape tree genetics or protection. Opportunities abound for working across the college and university and participating in extramurally-funded research. Applications are welcome for individuals who have at least one degree in a forestry discipline. A Doctorate is not specifically required but preferred. Candidates shall have a graduate degree in forestry or a related field and substantial experience in the practice of Urban and Community Forestry. The holder of the Chair must have a distinguished record of accomplishments in Urban and Community Forestry (e.g., municipal tree programs) that includes various aspects of instruction, research, and outreach, and must possess a demonstrable ability to lead and inspire commitment to the field on the broadest possible scale. Experience working with diverse cultures is desirable. The successful candidate will be appointed as Ibberson Chair in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, for three years, with possible extension for subsequent five-year terms. The appointment is available with a negotiable starting date. Please upload a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and addresses of three professional references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.