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Assistant/Associate Professor of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

Location: Paul Smiths, New York

Assistant/Associate Professor of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

Paul Smith’s College

Forestry Department

September, 2022



The College

Paul Smith’s College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree granting institution located on a 170 acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State.  In addition, the College owns 14,000 acres of adjacent lands composed of forest and lakes.  The College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention.  


Four departments, including the Forestry Department, prepare nearly 700 full-time students for innovative careers.  Academic programs within the Forestry Department provide an extensive “hands-on” laboratory and field experience.  The Forestry Department oversees a variety of educational and service sites including a commercial sugarbush, greenhouse, and numerous forest research demonstration sites.  



Job Descriptions

The Forestry Department at Paul Smith’s College invites applicants for a full-time faculty appointment, with a flexible initial appointment date.  This position (Assistant/Associate Professor of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry) has a primary focus teaching courses such as Urban Forestry Issues, Arboriculture I/II, Ornamental Dendrology, Insects & Diseases, and Forest Health.  The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. Other expectations may include developing curriculum, off-site guest instructing, community outreach, advising, and program promotion. Applications to be accepted until January 1, 2023.


Minimum qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have training and practical, real-world experience in arboriculture/urban forestry, a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level where faculty provide personal guidance to undergraduate students, the capacity to teach a variety of technical courses, demonstrable research/outreach interests in urban forestry, and demonstrated record of professional involvement with his/her community.  Therefore, candidates for these positions must have (1) a Master’s degree, (2) documentation of effectively providing personalized, experiential teaching, and (3) the ability to translate tree care industry needs into innovative, hands-on curricula.


Preferred qualifications:  

Candidates with a Ph.D. in urban forestry or a related field will be given higher consideration. Paul Smith’s College particularly seeks candidates who have experience teaching at a small college and have successfully delivered introductory and advanced courses in arboriculture/urban forestry that meet the needs of students with a range of academic abilities. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in facilitating career success of students through developmental advising and involvement in student chapters of professional societies.  


To Apply

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Paul Smith's College does not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs or activities. Offers of employment are made only to candidates authorized to work in the United States.  EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Employer Info

Paul Smith's College, P.O. Box 265, 7777 NY-30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970


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