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Assistant Professor - Forestry Extension

Mississippi State University - North MS Research & Extension Center
Verona, Mississippi
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Position Function:
The incumbent is expected to collaborate with other faculty in the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Department of Forestry, and Extension specialists and Agents from other locations to develop an effective, nationally recognized Extension program. This collaboration in Mississippi provides opportunities to expand forestry Extension efforts beyond Northeast Mississippi. The opportunity exists for the specialist to be assigned statewide responsibility for subject matter programming in the individual’s area of expertise.

Department Profile:
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center (NMREC) seeks an Assistant Professor to lead the forestry Extension program based at the NMREC in Verona, Mississippi. This 100% Extension 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment will be physically and administratively housed at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, Mississippi with an academic home in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University (MSU). Promotion and tenure for this position will be administered through the Department of Forestry at MSU. This is a faculty position with MSU Extension. The NMREC is one of four MSU Research and Extension Centers in the MSU system and is in Verona, MS approximately 1 hour driving time from the main MSU campus in Starkville, MS. The NMREC houses Extension and research faculty from several academic departments within the Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine. It serves as the administrative hub for one of the largest groups of MSU’s 16 branch experiment stations and research units located throughout the state, having a research staff of approximately 50 employees and consisting of approximately 4,500 acres.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Forestry is required. The successful candidate will have a practical knowledge of forestry and natural resources management and use, enabling the individual to work with public and private entities and landowners in Mississippi to develop system solutions to practical forestry issues. Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills are required for the position. Experience with forest management and use of forest resources is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with a minimum of five years Extension experience in forestry with a working
knowledge of forest management and use of forest resources are preferred. Candidates with
professional experience effectively working as part of an Extension team are preferred.

Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: 
All applicants MUST apply online at and attach a letter of interest,
current curriculum vitae, transcripts of all college and university work, and the names and
complete contact information of three professional references.
Inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Lorin Harvey at For more information
contact Dr. Lorin Harvey at 662-489-4621. A review of applications will begin April 15, 2022;
however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please note that any social
security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online
and that official transcripts will be requested of finalists.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran,
and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and
applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for
building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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