Natural Resources Biometrician

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Clemson University

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Clemson University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Biometrics faculty position (100% research) located at The Belle. W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown, South Carolina.  The candidate will be expected to work in a collaborative manner with the Natural Resources team at The Baruch Institute and with faculty in the department to develop a research program in natural resources biometrics.  Possible focal areas include but are not limited to, experimental design, both at large and fine scales, forest mensuration, meta data analysis and management, quantitative techniques and modeling related to the ecological effects of disturbances, changing land use, and climate change in ecological systems; spatially explicit ecological modeling in complex landscapes; metapopulation modeling; ecological data mining, and applications of metrics and indices to evaluate ecosystem structure and function.  Abundant opportunities exist for collaborative research that align strategically with existing departmental strengths in Silviculture/Fire ecology, Wildlife, Environmental Toxicology, and Water Resources, as well as university-wide initiatives in restoration ecology and environmental sustainability.  The incumbent will also be expected to develop and teach a graduate course in biometrics.

A Ph.D. in natural resources biometrics or equivalent in a relevant discipline  from an accredited university is required.  One degree in ecology, forestry, wildlife or fisheries from an accredited university is preferred.  Demonstrated experience in experimental design, environmental data analyses, and modeling is desirable and candidates should preferably have an established record of extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications and collaborative interactions.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, vita/resume, and the names and contact information of three references.  Please submit all materials electronically to Dr. Lawrence Gering at lgering@clemson.edu.  A review of candidates begins November 15, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.

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