Utah State University
The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Wildland Fire. The role statement for the position consists of 80% extension, 10% teaching, and 10% service, and will be based in Logan, Utah on the USU campus, with an anticipated (but negotiable) start date of July 1, 2023. This is a fiscal-year (12-month) position.
The successful applicant is expected to bring substantial expertise from outside academia, and the position may be filled as a Tenure-Track or Professional Practice Assistant Professor position. The Tenure-Track Position will be 0.8 FTE, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to write grants to support an additional 0.2 FTE salary. The Professional Practice position will be 1.0 FTE. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Key areas of expertise will include wildland fire fuel reduction and management, treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, and post-burn restoration in both forest and shrubland/range ecosystems, including wildland-urban interface settings. The position will work cooperatively with other Extension personnel and faculty in the WILD department as well as with statewide Extension offices and will be a source of information to other Extension personnel as well as to various public and private stakeholders.