Ph.D. Assistantship in Forest Entomology, Pathology, and Ecology

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic students for a Ph.D. Assistantship starting in Summer/Fall 2018.  This collaborative work will be conducted with Dr. Kamal Gandhi (Warnell School of Forestry) and Dr. Kier Klepzig (Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center).  The project focuses on bark beetle (Ips avulsus), tree (longleaf pine), and environment interactions (fire, drought, etc.) as they affect the life-cycle of the beetle and its symbionts (fungi and mites).  The ideal candidate would possess both field and laboratory experience related to entomology, mycology and/ or ecology, a strong statistical background, and an independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research.  A MS Degree in a related field, especially in forest entomology, pathology, or ecology is a prerequisite for the position.  As a part of the graduate program, extensive fieldwork in longleaf pine forests in southwestern Georgia will be required.  Continue reading

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Forest Insect Pollinator Ecology

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic potential postdoctoral researchers starting in Spring/Summer 2017.  This collaborative work will be conducted with Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi and Dr. James Martin (Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources).  This project focuses on the interactions between forest insect pollinators and various management practices in North America.  The ideal candidate would possess a strong background in entomology, ecology, and statistics with an independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research.  Experience with meta-analyses is preferred.  A Ph.D. in a related field, especially in forest ecology and entomology is a prerequisite for the position.   Continue reading

Assistant Professor in Forest Pathology needed at UGA

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program based on extramural funding. Individuals with experience in fungal pathogens, introduced pathogens, genomic and genetic approaches, and/or field diagnosis and management of forest diseases are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach or co-teach forest health and protection at the undergraduate level, and develop graduate level courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s Forest Biology program, advise/mentor undergraduate professional students, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct/mentor graduate students, serve on School/University committees, and actively participate in professional /scientific societies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, at least one degree in forestry or a related natural resource management field, and appropriate training and experience in plant pathology. Evidence of research productivity and the potential to attract external research funding is required. The person must also demonstrate the ability and commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and be able to successfully mentor students. Continue reading