Oregon State University Associate/Full Professor (Forest Harvesting) in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P01465UF


The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenured or tenure-track Associate or Full Professor position in Forest Harvesting and appointment as the Lematta Professor of Forest Engineering. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hire with tenure requires candidates’ dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs. Incumbent is encouraged to increase his/her base salary by seeking supplemental funding during the summer through other activities outside of the approved position description. The Lematta Professorship entails salary and research support.

The incumbent will complement and enhance the Department’s reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and public education and outreach. As a critical member of the forest engineering and forest management faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering quality instruction and helping to maintain the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certifications for the forest engineering degree. The incumbent’s research will contribute to the Department’s focal areas of forest management, engineering, and watershed management. The incumbent will initially be assigned to teach three courses per year in the fields of timber harvesting and forest roads. Subsequent teaching assignments may include one graduate-level course covering foundational methods of engineering and their application to timber harvesting and transportation, and other areas of the incumbent’s interest. Participation in Forestry Field School, a two week experiential learning course for students in the professional Forestry and Forest Engineering Programs, is anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions) and significant experience in teaching in a classroom, Extension, or other setting, and development of a research program in the academic discipline/unit.

Requirements :

PhD in forestry, forest engineering, or other related engineering or natural resources field.

Evidence of experience in the areas of university-level teaching, research and scholarly work, competitively funded grant writing, and professional service at a level of performance that meets the Oregon State University (OSU) criteria for promotion to rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Demonstrated knowledge of timber harvesting, forest roads or engineering in a commercial, industrial, agency, or academic setting.

Good interpersonal and communication skills enabling collaboration with a broad spectrum of students, teachers, researchers, and natural resource professionals.

A demonstrable commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.


Course-related field work and field school are required. Incumbent is required to conduct required course work in varied field and weather conditions, including extensive walking/hiking on uneven ground in all weather conditions (e.g. heat, cold, rain, wind, poison oak, heavy pollen counts).

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Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.