Department Head Search: Forest Engineering, Resources & Managment

Position Announcement
Department Head: Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

Applications Accepted Now! For Full Consideration Apply by February 15


The College of Forestry seeks a Department Head for the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department. The College of Forestry is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions. We invite you to submit nominations or an application to join our leadership team and contribute to our mission focused on the relationship between healthy ecosystems, communities, people and businesses.


About the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management (FERM) is one of three departments in the top-ranked College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU). Faculty in the department are recognized for thought-leadership in a wide range of fields including forest management, engineering, biometrics, hydrology, forest health, economics, silviculture, and more, working to develop innovative solutions and practices that advance sustainable forestry. Bachelors, masters, and doctoral graduates are well positioned to become leaders in the practice and study of all aspects of forest management and restoration, from regeneration through harvest, for multiple land use objectives. 

Responsibilities of the Department Head

The Department Head is an innovative leader who guides faculty towards success in teaching, research, and extension; ensures that graduating students are well prepared to enter the workforce or continue their studies; and brings forward an engaged and diverse stakeholder base across the array of disciplines within the department. The Department Head works as a member of the College’s leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of academic program delivery within the Department. 


Complete the application on the HR site. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Professional References' if not included with your CV).
  2. A cover letter that responds to each of the minimum/required and preferred qualifications.
  3. A one-page statement on how you have demonstrated cultural competency and your commitment to diversity in your current or previous employment (Upload as 'Diversity Statement').

 Refer questions to Adrienne Wonhof in the Dean’s Office, 541-737-4279, Adrienne.Wonhof@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Search Committee Members

Jim Johnson, Chair     
Associate Dean for Outreach & Engagement and Interim Department Head, Forest Engineering & Resource Management

John Bailey, Professor, Forest Engineering & Resource Management

Jeff Hatten, Associate Professor, Forest Engineering & Resource Management

Catalina Segura, Assistant Professor, Forest Engineering & Resource Management

Jim Kiser, Instructor, Forest Engineering & Resource Management

External Representative: Seth Barnes, Director of Forest Policy, Oregon Forest & Industries Council

Search Advocate: Valerie Elder,  Forestry & Natural Resources Extension - Clatsop County, OSU