Assistant professor of Forest Health and Ecology

The School of Ag Science and Forestry at Louisiana Tech invites applications for a nine month, tenure track (60% teaching, 35% research, 5% service) Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Ecology.


Qualifications:   A Ph.D. in forest health, entomology, plant or tree pathology, or other related discipline. At least one degree in forestry or natural resources management is preferred. Applicant must have a significant interest, experience, and expertise in forest health and ecology, particularly forest entomology, plant pathology, and at least one other aspect of forest health or ecology.  A strong commitment to undergraduate education, teaching, and interacting with students is a requisite for the position. A demonstrated ability to conduct research (e.g., design studies, analyze and interpret data, publish manuscripts in professional journals, transfer information to users) is required. A Ph.D. is required, however applicants with considerable progress toward completion of their doctoral degree (A.B.D.) will be considered.  Candidate must complete the terminal degree within one year of their initial appointment. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally throughout the term of employment.  Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research, and assist in the School’s overall mission. Duties will include (1) a major commitment to undergraduate instruction in courses in forest health, forest ecology, and other areas of expertise as needed or desired, which could include coursework in agricultural pests or pathogens; (2) developing a focused research program; (3) seeking and securing external funding; and (4) participation in outreach activities. The successful applicant will be expected to build an externally funded research program and work with clients in the region, as well as in cooperation with Unit and College faculty. The successful candidate will help recruit and advise undergraduate students, direct graduate students, serve on School, College, and University committees, and participate in professional and/or scientific societies.

Application Procedures: Email a cover letter summarizing teaching and research interests and philosophy, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all degrees, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Joshua Adams, Chairperson, Forest Health/Ecology Search Committee, School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272; Voice (318) 257-4457; FAX (318) 257-5061; Email:

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2018. Candidate’s anticipated starting dates could be September 2018 or December 2018.

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60 Days
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School of Ag Science and Forestry
Name of Contact Person: 
Joshua Adams
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(318) 257-4457
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