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Assistant Professor in Indigenous and Community Perspectives on Land, Ecosystem, and Cultural Stewardship - We seek an individual with a research area grounded in Indigenous knowledge, with fluency in ethnobotany and/or ethnoecology, particularly as related to forest ecosystems. Candidates should ideally have expertise in the relationship between Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous sovereignty rights and public policy, and the relationships among Indigenous and local, community, and academic knowledge systems. Ideally, the faculty member in this position would seek to bridge the gap and explore the coexistence among diverse knowledge approaches. The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, in OSU’s College of Forestry, is a diverse unit where scholars and educators from across social and biophysical disciplines address issues of forest conservation, sustainability, and management. We embrace equity, inclusion and diversity as foundational values of OSU and as pillars of excellence, and we aspire to create an environment in which all members of the community feel safe, respected and free to participate.

Assistant or Associate Professor Extension Specialist in Christmas Tree Production – The College of Forestry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Christmas Tree Extension Specialist. This position will focus on topics such as seedling survival, effects of changing climate on tree survival and quality, disease problems, insect damage, nutrient management, as well as seed orchard development, progeny testing and new species evaluations. Specialties could include physiological ecology, silviculture, horticulture, genetics and biotechnology, entomology, pathology, or weed science. Duties: 65% Extension programming, 30% applied research, 5% service. Deadlines: February 16, 2024 (full consideration), March 1, 2024 (final closing).

Funded PhD student position (PDF) - Burn the Burn: Building and maintaining resilient forests with cultural or prescribed fire in recently burned landscapes. The Wildfire Analytics, Science and Planning lab at Oregon State University is now accepting applications for a PhD student to investigate the application of fire in recently burned landscapes. The wildfire environment has become increasingly complex, expensive, and hazardous in recent decades because of historical fire and forest management, a changing climate, and an expanding wildland urban interface. Emerging from these trends is the greater understanding that business as usual may not be sustainable, such that significant change in how we view, respond, and manage fire is needed. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Christopher Dunn at chris.dunn@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.