Department Profile:The Assistant Professor position is a 12-month tenure track facultyposition funded at 100% by MSU Extension. This position will belocated at the CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER,RAYMOND, MS.Area of Specialization:ForestryAnticipated Appointment Date:March 1, 2021Tenure Track Status:Tenure-track 12-month positionEssential Duties and Responsibilities:This is a 12-month tenure track assistant professor positionconsisting of 100% Extension (MSU Extension). This position islocated at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center(CMREC), and has an academic home in the Department of Forestry onthe main campus. The primary function of this position will includeplanning and implementing a comprehensive, science-based ExtensionForestry and research program to meet the educational needs oftargeted audiences in SW Mississippi. The primary role of thespecialist is to work closely with county Extension personnel,local county forestry associations, state and federal agencies, andother organizations to serve the needs of various forestry clientgroups in the assigned area. Program methods and techniques willinclude short courses, workshops, field days, mass and electronicmedia, publications, in-service training, and individual contacts.Audiences and cooperators include private landowners, loggers,natural resources professionals, business and industry officials,members of public and private organizations, 4-H/Youth, and thegeneral public. The opportunity exists for the specialist to beassigned statewide responsibility for subject matter programming inthe individual’s area of expertise. This faculty member willmaintain programmatic ties with research faculty, StateSpecialists, and other scientists in the Department of Forestry atMississippi State University. The successful candidate will developand teach educational programs to the appropriate clientele andcounty Extension Agents based on national, state, and county needsassessments. These documented Program Plans will include documentedcurricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the successfulcandidate and/or county Extension Agents resulting in measuredimpacts.The faculty member will also partner with colleagues in grant andcontract proposals seeking funding to support applied research andExtension outreach efforts. Furthermore, this individual willdemonstrate and present information and updates through effectiveprogram delivery by planning and participating in local, statewide,regional, national forestry meetings with clientele. Scholarlyefforts are expected to be published in various formats including:refereed/peer reviewed journal articles, Extension bulletins,web-based information sheets, popular articles in trade magazinesand newsletters, and press releases as appropriate. Considerablestatewide travel will be required to ensure that the most pressingneeds of the industry are met.Minimum Qualifications:An earned Ph.D. in forestry with emphasis on the management and useof forest resources. At least one degree must be from an accreditedforestry program.ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):ABDs will be considered.Preferred Qualifications:Emphasis will be placed on a demonstrated knowledge of forestmanagement, excellent oral and written communication skills, and adesire to work with diverse groups of people on a daily basis.Preferred qualifications include graduate training in forestmanagement or forest business. Individuals with a strongunderstanding of forestry, silviculture and forest products arehighly encouraged to apply as well.Instructions for Applying:Must apply online by completing the professional application andsubmitting a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, andthree references. Any social security numbers included on requestedtranscripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.