Department Head - Forest Ecosystems and Society
The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenured administrator Department Head position. The incumbent will serve in this position at the pleasure of the Dean.
The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator to serve as Head of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.
FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics.
The goal of FES is "to develop and integrate scientific knowledge from the social and biophysical sciences to inform new approaches to sustain interdependent ecological and social systems of the world. FES also evaluates the scientific and philosophical foundations of natural resource management and policy and helps develop conceptual frameworks for natural resource policy reflective of our understanding of the world and the people within it." (From Draft FES Development Plan, May 2013).
FES is housed within the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, along with the Departments of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management; and Wood Science and Engineering. FES faculty work to understand natural and managed ecosystems, social systems, and the interactions between them, and to develop integrative approaches to sustaining forests and other ecosystems and the services they provide. The Department is committed to solving complex natural resource problems at local, regional and global scales, and promoting creative and collaborative approaches to teaching, research and extended education. We strive to ensure equal access, inclusion, and integration of people from all backgrounds into the academic culture of our Department, College, and University.
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Plant Ecology/Wildlife in Managed Forests – Field Research Technicians
Betts Forest Landscape Ecology Lab: Intensive Forest Management and Biodiversity Research Project.
We are seeking a technician to assist in data collection relevant to the study of plant community ecology and wildlife–habitat interactions in young managed forest plantations. The project is focused on the relationships between intensive forest management, early seral plant communities and cervid foraging in the Oregon Coast Range. We have established long term wildlife exclosures and open plots, located in young plantations of varying management intensities, in which plant measurements will be collected this late summer. The technicians will be primarily responsible for measuring conifer seedling and shrub volume. Primary requirements include: (1) basic knowledge of western Oregon flora; (2) experience with floristic or forest inventory surveys; (3) proficiency in data collection and entry; (4) keen interest in forestry, wildlife and ecology. The technicians must also be tolerant of sun exposure, be able to hike steep slopes and be able to work long hours in both hot and cool conditions. The duration is from early Sept to late Oct. and work hours will be 40+ hrs/week. Longer term work is also available if interested. Base of operations will be in Corvallis and Monmouth Oregon and field sites are located throughout the Northern Oregon Coast Range. If interested please email Thomas at .