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Assistant Professor Teaching NTT Urban Forestry

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Assistant Professor of Teaching: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources (School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers-New Brunswick, New Jersey) invites applications for a nontenure-track faculty position in ecology/ecological planning in the Urban Forestry Program at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching as a 3 year renewable contract  ( The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources is within the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS).  The position will be responsible for developing and teaching courses, mentoring students, and assisting with the maintenance and enhancement of the Urban Forestry Program. The program includes both the Urban Forestry Minor and Urban Forestry Concentration Administered by the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources respectfully.  This position will be integral in developing the programmatic presence for Society of American Foresters-accredited programs in Urban Forestry and in Natural Resources and Ecosystems Management in the initial years of the appointment. A goal of the Department and Rutgers University ( is that our faculty composition reflects the diversity of New Jersey and the students at Rutgers University. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in the natural science and environmental planning communities including persons across racial, gender, sexual, and religious spectra who have a passion for teaching.   


We are searching for a highly creative, productive, and collaborative educator whose work addresses topics in urban forestry, silviculture, and/or dendrology. The candidate’s research should include a clear existing or potential connection to Urban Forestry programs. We welcome candidates with a demonstrated capacity for public outreach and demonstrable skill and interest in collaborating with other faculty engaged in research. The successful candidate will offer courses in their area of expertise for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. They will also be expected to mentor undergraduate students and can also mentor graduate students. Applications are to be accepted up to and including January 9, 2023.


The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)/ NJ Agricultural Experiment Station is within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Located in New Brunswick, NJ the SEBS campus promotes a small school atmosphere with extensive greenspace while enjoying the connection to a large urban university. With a diverse undergraduate and graduate student community, Rutgers SEBS is known for faculty engagement commitment to undergraduate teaching world-class research. Centrally located in New Jersey, the campus provides easy access to cities in the Northeast Corridor (Philadelphia and New York) and enables field work and educational experiences across five ecoregions as day trips or class destinations.  The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources (DEENR) boasts small class sizes, inclusive pedagogy, and global leaders in ecological and evolutionary research. DEENR faculty are active at multiple University-supported field stations in New Jersey, and well-established collaborations with the New Jersey Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service (including the New York City and Philadelphia Urban Field Stations). An excellent locus for Urban Forestry education and research, the state of New Jersey represents an incubator for progressive ideas and problem-solving for students and faculty interested in natural resource management in a time of rapid change.


Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in Forestry or closely related discipline (must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by start date of employment).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use current technology in support of instructional activities.


Application Instructions: 

Applications are to be accepted up to and including January 9, 2023 at

Inquiries for information can be placed via e-mail to Dr. Siobain Duffy,

Subject line: NTT Urban Forestry


Applicants should submit a series of PDF files containing the following:


(1) Cover letter; applicants should provide the names and contact information for three people with the ability to provide evaluations of the candidate from which letters can be solicited. 


(2) Curriculum vitae


(3) Statement which includes teaching philosophy, mentoring, outreach and/or research interests (3-page limit)


(4) Statement detailing their understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which includes evidence of how they have worked to support groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM through their research, teaching, and/or service activities (2-page limit)


(5) Three selected publications as individual files.  Peer Reviewed Research and/or Technical Reports.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


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