The Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department (NRES) in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time academic year, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Wildland Fire Management starting September 14, 2023. Candidates with industry or other professional experience are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The ideal candidate will teach courses in support of the undergraduate Forest & Fire Sciences major, undergraduate Wildland Fire Ecology and Management minor, and graduate Master of Science program in Environmental Sciences & Management. Additionally, the ideal candidate will build a research program focused on the emerging wildfire challenges faced by the state of California and the western United States more broadly. Teaching responsibilities and opportunities include the broad scope of wildland fire science including, but not limited to, topics such as wildland fire or fuels management, fire ecology, prescribed fire, fire & societal issues, fire protection in the wildland-urban interface, wildland fire operations, and wildfire-climate change interactions. Candidates with a background suitable to support additional teaching needs within the Forestry and Fire Sciences major such as silviculture, forest operations, dendrology, and/or forest ecology are desired. Teaching and research involvement Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch and with local, state, and national organizations is expected. Service activities will include participation in department/college/university committees and instructionally related activities.
Review begin date January 13, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by January 13, 2023 for full consideration; however applications received after this date may be considered.